Cloud application development

Microsoft Azure provides a connected cloud platform that provides the freedom to deploy and use technology in the way that makes the most sense for you. Get the benefits of a virtual platform—lower cost, greater reach, and rapid time-to-market from initial idea to final realization. The quickest path to developing for Azure is through Visual Studio 2013. With Visual Studio and Azure, you can connect to your Azure subscription from the Server Explorer, start or edit website, or create a mobile service to serve as your backend for your mobile devices.

Get started with Azure

Watch as Scott Hanselman demonstrates how easy it is to create, deploy, and manage a web site on Microsoft Azure, all from within Visual Studio.

Are you an MSDN subscriber?

Use your MSDN subscription to get up to $150 in credits on Azure.

An epic space game built on Azure

Building the Age of Ascent on Azure provided the ability to have tens of thousands of players in a single world, engaged in epic battles and exploration. Learn about the game’s architecture, early development and some of the design decisions.

All about Azure

Cloud technology can seem overly complex. Find out why Azure is not. These infographics give you a straight forward, but comprehensive overview of Azure services.

Management libraries for .NET

Brady Gaster, a program manager on the Azure team, walks you through the Microsoft Azure Management Libraries for .NET on his blog. He demonstrates how to use these libraries to write integration tests, enable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, and getting MAML templates.

Drupal CMS and Azure

In this blog, you'll learn about the best practices for running Drupal CMS on Azure websites. Drupal CMS is open source and is used to build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications.

Microsoft Virtual Academy

If you are considering developing your first Microsoft Azure application and you want a broad overview of Azure, this deep dive is for you. Watch Scott Guthrie, Azure guru and Microsoft Executive Vice President, as he walks you through Azure services and architecture.

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