Visual Studio 2013 Showcase
What's included in Visual Studio 2013?

Visual Studio is an application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool for developers and testers, it contains everything you need to develop, deploy, test and manage an application or website.

The tools and features available in with Visual Studio include:

Debugging and Diagnostics, Testing Tools, Developer platform support, Architecture and modelling, Lab management, Collaboration, Software and services for production use and Software for development and testing. The tools available depend on the edition of Visual Studio purchased.

For greatest value, buy Visual Studio together with an MSDN Subscription and get development and testing licenses of up to 11 terabytes of Microsoft software, free Azure credit, free technical support incidents and more (features dependent on edition purchased).

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Premium Edition - Complete set of tools for creating advanced applications.

Whether you are writing code, planning, testing, debugging, or managing applications, you can use the powerful tools in Visual Studio Premium 2013 to increase productivity and enable seamless collaboration in your development team to continuously deliver high-quality applications across devices or the cloud.

The Premium Edition's MSDN Subscription provides all the features of the Professional Edition's MSDN Subscription, plus additionally provides production use licences of Office Professional Plus, test and development licenses of Office, Dynamics, all other Microsoft Server products (SharePoint, Exchange etc.), a range of Windows Azure benefits, 4 free technical support incidents and 2 free Microsoft e-learning courses.

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Professional Edition - Cost-effective edition for individual developers.

Visual Studio Professional 2013 can help you create applications that have innovative user experiences that delight your customers. The integrated environment makes complex tasks easier so that you can focus on achieving your goals. By using Visual Studio Professional 2013, you can deliver quality applications on Windows, Windows Phone, Office, the web, or the cloud.

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The Professional Edition can also be purchased with an MSDN Subscription which provides Team Foundation Server (with one client access licence), test and development licenses of Windows, Windows Server and SQL Server, a range of Windows Azure benefits, 2 free technical support incidents and 1 free Microsoft e-learning collection.

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Visual Studio 2013 Test Professional - A special edition of Visual Studio designed for testers.

A special edition of Visual Studio designed for testers (The Test Professional Edition cannot develop applications). The Test Professional Edition comes with:

  • Numerous testing tools including manual testing, exploratory testing and test case management.
  • Lab management tools for creating virtual test environments.

The Test Professional Edition comes with a full MSDN Subscription which provides Team Foundation Server and 1 Client Access Licence (CAL) to access it, test and development licenses of Windows, Windows Server and SQL Server, 2 free technical support incidents and 1 free Microsoft e-learning collection.

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MSDN Subscription

Software included in MSDN Subscriptions is provided with rights to design, develop, test and demonstrate your software applications. Licensed users may install the software on any number of devices for these purposes only. Only individually licensed subscribers may use the software.

An MSDN subscription provides a wide-range of benefits including:

  • Software - download over 11 terabytes of Microsoft software for development and testing purposes
  • E-learning - depending on your subscription level, you may be eligible to choose up to 2 Microsoft e-learning courses from an extensive library
  • Priority Support - Microsoft engineers are on hand to answer your questions in the MSDN forums within two business day
  • Technical Support - depending on your subscription level you may be eligible for up to 4 technical support incidents
  • Online Concierge - get chat-based help on finding specific information on msdn.com
  • MSDN Magazine - get a free digital copy of the MSDN Magazine every month, packed full of useful development advice
  • Windows Azure - depending on your subscription level you may be eligible to receive free Azure hours every month

MSDN subscribers now have access to Pluralsight training.

  • All MSDN subscribers now have between 3 and 12 months free subscription access to up to 30 Pluralsight courses.
  • This offers additional value for MSDN subscribers to increase developer skills and productivity at no additional cost.

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