Microsoft offered new and updated tools and programs from Visual Studio, Azure, Office and Windows, including many new free offers for developers.
The announcement was made at its annual Connect 2015 developer event.
“As a developer company we want to empower developers with open and flexible technologies that enable innovation on their terms,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president, Cloud and Enterprise Group, Microsoft.
“The additions of Visual Studio Code beta, the free Visual Studio Dev Essentials program, and .NET Core RC for Linux, OS X and Windows show that Microsoft is now the company working hardest for all developers.”
Available immediately, Visual Studio Dev Essentials, is a new free program designed to provide any developer with everything needed to create applications on any device or operating system, using their technology of choice.
The company also introduced Visual Studio cloud subscriptions, which offer Visual Studio Professional and Visual Studio Enterprise on a monthly or annual basis through a new Visual Studio Marketplace.
Furthermore, the company announced the general availability of the Microsoft Graph. It offers developers a consistent way to access data, intelligence and APIs within the Microsoft cloud and with a single authorization token.
Also now available is Azure Service Fabric in public preview for developers to build and operate microservice-based applications at scale that fully integrate with Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio.
Microsoft also introduced Visual Studio Team Services, an enhanced and rebranded version of the Visual Studio Online service. Microsoft also extended its DevOps solutions into more mobile development scenarios for Windows, Android and iOS.