Getting started. Special tools can be added to Microsoft Visual Studio to develop F#. These are hosted by Microsoft. They can be added through the New Project dialogs in VS.
Foundation. This language is used in the real world. But it has many research influences and is not as widely deployed as more C# or Java. With F# we can expand our skills.F# Software Foundation: fsharp.org
Some notes. Keywords in F# do not reveal the full power of the language. Instead we focus on how programs are written. Recursion, and list-based algorithms are key.