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A whole lotta free stuff with Visual Studio Dev Essentials

I recently created a new Visual Studio account to share some code and collaborate with friends. Low and behold, I received an email to activate my “Visual Studio Dev Essentials membership” which include a good and long list of benefits and free stuff! Some of which are:

  • Visual Studio Tools and Services
  • $25/month of Azure Cloud credits for 1 year
  • Xamarin University Training
  • 6-month subscription to Pluralsight
  • SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft R Server Developer Edition (Allows you to build advanced Analytics solutions in R on Windows, Hadoop, Terradata and Linux)
  • Application Insights – Free plan
  • Hockey App – Free plan

Great stuff in there, at least for the small and demo projects am working on. I guess any developer would benefit from these  and I thought I’d share.

If you want to have a look and get access to this program, it’s as simple as signing up with your name and email over here:

Once you’ve signed up, you will be able to access your account from here and start activating those benefits.


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