Visual Studio Team moves source to GitHub and offers Visual Studio as part of the Github student developer pack

As your aware Microsoft open-sourced .NET Core which is now hosted on GitHub as its home.

The GitHub Student Developer Pack is a great free offer for those students, with terrific tools and services from GitHub partners Microsoft has now included Visual Studio Community 2013 into the GitHub Student Developer Pack,

In addition to Visual Studio Community, students will also find additional tools and services including:

  • Visual Studio:  The tools, designers and debuggers you need for your next project – with support for web, mobile, desktop and cloud apps using C#, Node.js, Python, F#, VB and more. 
  • Visual Studio Online: Tools for planning, backlogs, tracking bugs and running builds and continuous integration – all in one place.  Visual Studio Online accounts are free for up to 5 users.
  • Microsoft Azure:  Host apps in the cloud on a platform that supports any OS, any language and any framework.  Microsoft Azure subscriptions include 10 free web sites and 10 free mobile services.

At the same time, we’re inviting GitHub-loving students to try out Microsoft DreamSpark great free tools, including SQL Server and Windows Store developer accounts, as well as great free training courses on Microsoft Virtual Academy.

Microsoft Virtual Academy has hundreds of courses from game development using 3rd party tools and middleware and to how to get started with GitHub in Visual Studio.

So give it a try and ensure you use the very best IDE with the best Open Source, source control repository and tools!

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