To get started, you need;
- Visual Studio Software and Computers that runs Visual Studio
- .Net Framework
and as an option
- Microsoft Azure Account
Unlike old days, all sort of nice software and services comes free today. And so as Visual Studio. Visual Studio is a developer tools from Microsoft, helps you with creating all sorts of programs. The URL is https://www.visualstudio.com/.
Go to https://www.visualstudio.com/vs-2015-product-editions to compare different versions.
Great news for non Windows people. Visual Studio is now available for Mac and Linux too!