I’ve been pushing for HTML5 tools for some time now. Today, the VIsual Studio team announced a VM that you can instantly deploy in Azure, which comes pre-installed with everything that you’ll need to get going with writing iOS (yes, in Visual Studio), Android, and Windows apps in Visual Studio. No crazy downloading and installing of tons of apps and extensions to get going.
If you need more resources on Cordova, check out Raymond Camden’s blog, which offers tons of in-depth information, and how to get started tutorials.
With the pre-configured VM, you can do anything you would in a local development environment – including building and debugging apps for Windows Store and Android. Each VM comes with a pre-installed sample project and Getting Started documentation that will help you build your first packaged app.
There is a cost associated with running these VMs on Azure, but if you are an MSDN Subscriber, you have free Azure credits
Source: Visual Studio Blog-----------------------