Build 2022: Microsoft Previews Dev Box, Azure Deployment Environments

Posted on May 24, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in Cloud, Dev with 3 Comments

Microsoft announced today that it will soon offer high-performance, cloud-based workstations to developers in Azure.

“Developers today face long onboarding times, conflicting development workstation settings, and difficulty switching between tasks,” Microsoft explains. “It can also be difficult for IT admins to maintain secure, compliant, and up-to-date dev environments while providing developers the flexibility needed to remain agile.

Microsoft Dev Box is a new cloud service that provides developers with secure, ready-to-code developer workstations for hybrid teams of any size. Dev teams can preconfigure Dev Boxes for specific projects and tasks, enabling developers to get started quickly. Dev Box also provides unified management, security, and compliance for IT so that Dev Boxes can integrate with Intune and Microsoft Endpoint Manager.

Microsoft is also shipping Azure Deployment Environments to make it easy for developer teams to quickly spin up cloud-based app infrastructure with project-based templates that establish consistency and best practices.

Both services will centralize management and governance, enabling developers to focus on coding while maximizing security, compliance, and cost efficiency, Microsoft says.

You can learn more here.

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Comments (3)

3 responses to “Build 2022: Microsoft Previews Dev Box, Azure Deployment Environments”

  1. Cavorter

    I don't see any mention of Azure Deployment Environments in that link. Is there another link for that somewhere? Already tried google...

  2. dkrowe

    Introducing Azure Deployment Environments (

    There's a wait list signup for the private preview there. As I type this, there is a breakout session in 30 minutes (also available on demand) called "Delivering developer velocity through the entire engineering system" by Anthony Cangialosi that is linked in the document above.