And they are: Visual Studio (its IDE), F# (its Functional language), and Azure (its cloud).
I have all of them, and am busy reading all about them. One example, is this posting on a Microsoft blog .NET Microservices: Architecture for Containerized .NET Applications. The buzzwords here are Microservices and Docker Containers – hot stuff! The link here will not work for you, you will have to download it for yourself.
Right now, I am downloading Visual Studio Preview 3 – the very latest one. Microsoft knows none of its products is perfect – and it is continually improving them.
Microsoft wants you to spend so much time with it, you will ignore the competition – Amazon and Google. So far, I am willing to do this.