The Microsoft developer platform gives you a comprehensive set of tools and technologies. Build applications and services that scale to a broad range of devices and the cloud. Whether you write code for mobile or desktop, for businesses or consumers, using .NET or other programming languages—we have what you need to get the job done using the technologies and tools you already know. Find key scenarios showcasing the best of Microsoft platform and tools and turn your ideas into applications and services for your customers.

Successful businesses are applying the concepts of mobile, social, and big data to reimagine their business. Cloud creates the connections. Learn about how to run solutions on the cloud with our tools and services. 

Now's the time to build apps for the new unified Windows platform. Install a single set of developer tools to create apps that are visually engaging and alive across Windows devices. Then monetize your apps using a variety of options and business models.

Whether you’re using HTML5 and JavaScript, need to connect your web app to scalable services, or want to simply build a site that runs great in any browser, we have the tools and frameworks to make you successful.

Microsoft enterprise developers embrace the cloud and modern Application Lifecycle Management while relying on a solid foundation with .NET. Combining the best of cloud services and web technologies within the familiar environment of Office, build apps that run on-premises and in the cloud.

Big Data puts you on the path to reimagine your business. Go from raw data to new insights. Store all data—structured, unstructured, and streaming, from inside and outside your organization. Empower your users to gain deep insights using familiar tools, such as Excel or Office 365, so they can make better decisions, faster.

We provide an amazing range of options: create cutting-edge games for the Xbox One or desktop with powerful 3D graphics using DirectX 11 and Direct3D, or create great games for mobile devices using cross-platform development tools like Unity or HTML5. 

//build 2014

Check out all of the great talks about developing for the Microsoft ecosystem from this year's //build/ conference. Learn how to create new experiences to reach hundreds of millions of devices on people's desks, in their pockets, and in their living rooms.

Explore Mt. Everest through 3D WebGL and HTML5
Internet Explorer and GlacierWorks take you on a breathtaking expedition to Everest—using only your fingertips.