Clean UI, fast, integrated Intellisense with highlight and autocomplete, code debugging from the editor, Git command built-in, many different languages already available and many more expected in the future. Visual Stucio Code is really clever at pointing out difficult errors in languages like C#, as well as obvious errors in simpler languages like CSS
Read the documentation.
Start with small projects and extend them.
Use Git/TFS and share developments with other team members.
Use the test features.
Take advantage of the large community and enable additional languages, themes, debuggers, commands, and more.
Be part of the community and publish new extensions.
Discover and use new tips and tricks https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/getstarted/tips-and-tricks
Use a cheat sheet for your OS:
Use the powerful command line interface (CLI) to customize the editor and launch your specific scenarios.
Change your theme using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+K Ctrl+T to install them from the extension Marketplace.
Tune your user settings in settings.json
Visual Studio Code provides developers with a powerful development tool, while avoiding the expense of the full Visual Studio Pro, Enterprise or others. It is available on multiple OS platforms, making it ubiquitous. It allowed us to streamline the number of development tools used (Vim, Sublime, etc.).