With Visual Studio you can develop apps for Windows as well as Android, iOS, and the web. Microsoft has released a Visual Studio Dev Essentials program to give you the tools you need to start coding — including Parallels for Mac and Pluralsight training. In addition the code editor and IDE tools Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio Community, joining the free program with your Microsoft account gets you access to things including:
- A 6-month subscription to Pluralsight online training
- $US25 ($35) credit at HackHands Live Programming Help
- 3-month subscription to Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition and Parallels Access
- $US25 ($35)/month Azure credit for 12 months
Some of these are only available through the Visual Studio Dev Essentials program and for a limited time only while supplies last, so head over to the Visual Studio site to sign up.