Unparalleled developer productivity

Gain unparalleled productivity with end-to-end development and management tools.

Use any dev tool or language

Build applications using the language of your choice including Node.js, Java, .NET.

Leverage best in class development tools, Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code, either on your PC or Mac.

Get apps to users faster by streamlining the mobile development lifecycle with Visual Studio Mobile Center, including automated builds and testing.

Choice of more than 100 services

Engage with users in richer ways whether in native mobile apps, responsive web apps, or through new experiences like bots and mixed reality. Use the best in class support by Visual Studio family of tools and 100+ of Azure Cloud Services.

Develop with open source technologies like Kubernetes, modernize applications using serverless computing with Azure Functions, and use AI and data to infuse intelligence into your solutions.

Easily connect applications, data, and devices taking advantage of 150+ out-of-the-box Azure Logic Apps connectors for Salesforce, Office 365, Twitter, Dropbox, Google services, and more.

End-to-end management experience

Manage applications no matter how large or complex. Use your choice of management tools including the Azure portal, Power Shell, BASH, or REST APIs.

Azure provides built-in support for things like monitoring, log analytics, patching, backup and site recovery.

Accelerate application delivery with agile development practices

Encourage devops practices and cross-team collaboration using Visual Studio Team Services. Enable continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) for any app written in any language.

Quickly find production issues with Azure Application Insights, while saving time and money spinning up and maintaining cloud dev-test environments.

Build software your way with integration to popular open-source software and tools such as Jenkins and Chef.

"Instead of telling people to wait 6 months for a new feature, we can give it to them in a few weeks... Our 2800 worldwide developers can use the same backlog, user stories and tests whether they're on Windows or Linux... building for iOS or Android."

Johan Krebbers, IT Chief Technology Officer, Royal Dutch Shell

Why Azure is the right choice


Azure has more than 100 services with great end-to-end tools to make you successful.


Develop and deploy where you want, with the only consistent hybrid cloud on the market. Extend Azure on-premises with Azure Stack.


Create intelligent apps using powerful data and artificial intelligence services.


Join startups, governments, and 90 percent of Fortune 500 businesses who run on the Microsoft Cloud today.

1. Sign up

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2. Learn

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3. Build

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