Quickstarts to set up your Azure Sphere device
Application development for Azure Sphere requires the following prerequisites:
- An Azure Sphere Development Kit. Any of the development kits can be used to work through the Quickstarts. Some sample code defaults to a configuration for the Seeed Azure Sphere MT3620 Development Kit, but you can easily substitute similar configurations for the Avnet Azure Sphere MT3620 Starter Kit and Seeed MT3620 Mini Dev Board.
- A PC running Windows 11 or Windows 10 Anniversary Update (or later), or a Linux machine running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS or 18.04 LTS.
- An unused USB port and, if you're running a virtual machine, support for USB pass-through.
Depending on your operating system platform, Azure Sphere supports several development environments:
Visual Studio on Windows. After you install the Azure Sphere SDK, you can install the Azure Sphere extension for Visual Studio. The extension enables you to develop and debug Azure Sphere apps using the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE).
Visual Studio Code on Windows or Linux. After you install the Azure Sphere SDK, you can install the Azure Sphere extension for Visual Studio Code. The extension enables you to develop and debug Azure Sphere apps on Windows or Linux using the Visual Studio Code IDE.
Command-line interface on Windows or Linux. The Azure Sphere SDK by itself supports development and debugging Azure Sphere apps using the Windows or Linux command-line interface.
The Quickstarts are intended to guide you through the steps to connect your dev kit to your development machine, install the software you'll need, and configure your preferred development environment. Getting started with Azure Sphere involves several steps:
- Install the SDK and setting up for development.
- Claim your device.
- Configure networking for app development.
- Subscribe to notifications about Azure Sphere updates and services.
Complete the Quickstart for each step, and then you'll be ready to run the tutorials, use the samples, and develop your own applications.
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