The latest free developer tools from Microsoft will now come with $300 Azure credits, along with access to the Xamarin University study materials and course recordings.
Like Microsoft reportes on the official Visual Studio blog, the Dev Essentials Program has received more than 400,000 applicants over the past 75 days.
Apart from technical training courses powered by Wintellect and Pluralsight, Visual Studio Dev Essentials include cloud services for team collaboration, OS downloads, development tools, mentoring and technical support.
The two new benefits that will be provided for Dev Essential members are:
- “$300 in Azure Credits: enjoy $25/month in credits for 12 months to take advantage of Azure services for your apps.). That’s enough to run a D2 Windows Virtual Machine for 95 hours a month, or try out an A3 HDInsight Cluster for 24 hours. These credits can be applied on top of the free options offered by many Azure services. Learn more here
- Xamarin University Access: get started building native iOS, Android, and Windows Phone apps using.NET and shared C# code through exclusive on-demand access to Xamarin University course recordings and materials.”
Microsoft released the free program to empower developers back in November last year, with all the means required to create, build and deploy apps for any device, regardless of the platform and operating system. This single developer suite from Microsoft brings together the capabilities of Visual Studio Community, Visual Studio Code, and Team Foundation Server Express.
You can find out more about Visual Studio Dev Essentials and join the program here.