Optimal productivity for developers

Get unparalleled developer productivity with integrated tools, APIs, and intelligence—including serverless computing, cognitive services, and end-to-end mobile DevOps.

Cross-platform experiences

Reach users across devices with a single code base created on PC and Mac with Visual Studio and Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin. Plus, get apps to users faster by streamlining the mobile development lifecycle with Visual Studio Mobile Center, including automated builds and testing.

Cross-platform experiences
Continuous app innovation

Continuous app innovation

Streamline and accelerate app delivery with a cloud that has DevOps built in. Automate release pipelines with Visual Studio Team Services, save time and money with cloud dev-test environments, and quickly fix production issues with Azure Application Insights.

Open and hybrid cloud

Choose the approach that works for you—from developing with open source technologies to modernizing apps with serverless computing, containers, and App Service to securely integrating apps with existing data across on-premises and cloud.

Open and hybrid cloud
Data-driven intelligence

Data-driven intelligence

Build smarter apps with artificial intelligence capabilities like machine learning and cognitive services. Proactively safeguard your data through Azure data protection, threat detection, and security innovations. Get started with SQL Server and Azure Cosmos DB.

Learn about Azure Bot Service and Machine Learning.

Why Azure is the right choice


Get unparalleled developer productivity with integrated tools from mobile DevOps to serverless computing.


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 that delight with data-driven experiences. Go quickly from concept to release with Azure data services and artificial intelligence, from image recognition to bot services.


Join startups, governments, and 90 percent of Fortune 500s that trust the Microsoft Cloud for security, privacy, transparency, and the most compliance coverage of any cloud provider.

Customers are doing great things with Azure

1. Sign up

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2. Learn

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3. Build

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