Get started with Azure Sphere

Azure Sphere development kits provide everything you need to start prototyping and developing Azure Sphere applications. Order yours today and start taking advantage of the rich development experience in Visual Studio.


  • An Azure Sphere development kit
  • A Windows 10 PC or a Linux machine

For application development on Windows, use one of the following:

  • Visual Studio Enterprise, Professional, or Community 2019 version
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Command line with CMake

For application development on Linux, use one of the following:

  • Visual Studio Code
  • Command line with CMake

Once you have a dev kit

Follow the Get Started documentation to install Azure Sphere and set up your board.

Make the most of this opportunity

Connect with our team of Microsoft partner technical consultants to help your business develop key capabilities. Azure Sphere manufacturing tooling and documentation are available for OEMs to incorporate Azure Sphere into your product.


Comprehensive support options are available to meet your needs, whether you're getting started or are already deploying Azure Sphere.