Microsoft Announces Simplified Visual Studio 2015 Product Line

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Microsoft today announced the editions of Visual Studio 2015 that will be available when they release the final product this summer. There will be only three editions going forward.

  • Visual Studio Community
  • Visual Studio Professional with MSDN,
  • New Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN

Customers who have an active subscription for Visual Studio Premium with MSDN or Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN will automatically get upgraded to Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN. And the pricing of Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN will be significantly less than the current price of Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN. Check out the Visual Studio 2015 Product Editions for detailed feature and pricing information, including the current promotions we’re running so you can get the most value out of Visual Studio today.

Read about each edition below,

Visual Studio

Free, full-featured and extensible tool for developers building non-enterprise applications

Visual Studio
Professional with MSDN

Professional developer tools and services for individual developers or small teams

Visual Studio
Enterprise with MSDN

Enterprise grade solution with advanced capabilities for teams working on projects of any size or complexity, including advanced testing and DevOps

  • Full-featured Integrated Development Environment for building Web, Windows Desktop and cross-platform iOS, Android, and Windows apps
  • Ecosystem with thousands of extensions to choose from in the Visual Studio Gallery
  • Free for open source projects, academic research, training, education and small professional teams
  • Professional developer tool for building any application type, including those for the enterprise
  • Advanced features to improve your team’s productivity including CodeLens, Task suspend/resume and Code Review
  • Improve team collaboration with Agile project planning tools, Team Rooms, charts and more
  • MSDN subscription benefits including access to core software for dev/test, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Online Basic, $50/month in Azure credits, training and support.
  • End-to-end solution for your development teams, including the most feature-rich Visual Studio IDE for working on any type of project
  • Build quality applications at scale with advanced features such as Load Testing, automated and manual testing and new IntelliTest capabilities
  • Manage complexity and resolve issues quickly with features such as Code Map and IntelliTrace
  • Enhanced MSDN subscription benefits including comprehensive access to software for dev/test, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Online Advanced, $150/month in Azure credits, training and support


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