Desktop development is the process of writing software that will run on standard computers including your desktop, laptop, or general purpose computer. Desktop applications can take full advantage of a computer's power.
Cloud computing refers to computers and applications that run remotely and are accessed over the Internet. Aggregating the computing needs of many users achieves economies of scale that result in numerous benefits.
Phone development is similar to desktop development, but with a different device at its core. To simplify development, many developers initially run, debug, and test their applications in an emulator on their desktop.
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications. Visual Studio comes in a free package to get started, a Professional package, and a package optimized for team-based development.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate is an integrated environment that simplifies the basic tasks of creating, debugging, and deploying applications. Visual Studio Ultimate is ideal for Application Lifecycle Development (ALM) in teams.
Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 is the collaboration platform at the core of the Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution. It helps teams streamline interactions, and eliminate waste in the software delivery process.
Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch helps you solve business needs by enabling you to quickly create professional-quality business applications, regardless of your development skills. Visual Studio Lightswitch simplifies and shortens development of forms-over-data business applications.
WebMatrix is a free web development tool that includes everything you need for website development. Start from open source web applications, built-in web templates, or just start writing code yourself. It's all-inclusive, simple, and free.
Microsoft Expression Studio is a suite of tools used to design and create rich web and client applications. This powerful set of tools allows you to design the look and feel of a page without writing a single line of code.