Visual Studio Tools for Azure

Easily build, manage, and deploy cloud scale apps with Visual Studio and Azure
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Azure .NET SDK

Install the Azure .NET SDK for an additional set of templates that help you access more cloud resources and services.

Quickly build, deploy and diagnose cloud-powered apps

Speed-up your project creation with predefined templates

Simultaneously log into multiple Azure accounts and access your subscriptions and resources. Quickly add Azure and other services to your cloud and device applications. Configure, diagnose and debug apps both locally and remotely. Deploy using a wizard or via automated scripts. Use Visual Studio Team Services for Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline.

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Azure Resource Management Tools

Rapidly define a complete cloud topology using infrastructure as code

Create an application using the Azure Quickstart templates. Use Azure KeyVault to store secrets accessed by deployment templates. Create and edit Azure Resource Manager deployment templates and parameter files with different settings for multiple environments. Add resource snippets to your template. Create resource groups and deploy templates using a wizard or automated scripts. Visualize the resources and parameters using JSON outline. Leverage rich IntelliSense and validation in the JSON editor.

Cloud Explorer

Connect to Azure from Visual Studio

Create and configure Microsoft Azure environments. Simultaneously log into multiple Azure accounts and access the subscriptions and resources. Use Cloud Explorer to view, manage, and debug and diagnose your Azure resources. Connect to and target any Microsoft cloud: public, private, hosted, and government. Start and stop App Services and VMs with Cloud Explorer.

Visual Studio Tools for Docker

Build and debug your applications in a locally hosted or Azure hosted Docker container

Develop, run and validate your ASP.NET Core applications in the target environment. F5 your application directly into a Docker Container with debugging. CTRL + F5 to edit & refresh your app without having to rebuild the container.

Azure Service Fabric Tools

Build microservices using Azure Service Fabric and Visual Studio

Create new Service Fabric applications by using a variety of service templates. Easily debug, deploy, version, and upgrade your Service Fabric applications.

Azure credits

Take advantage of a personal sandbox for dev/test

Visual Studio subscribers receive up to $150 per a month towards developing and testing in Azure. Set up your monthly Azure credit

Visual Studio and Azure Demo Apps

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End-to-end solution to meet demanding quality and scale needs of teams of all sizes

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