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Visual Studio 2015 enables developers to build applications for all Microsoft platforms from one powerful IDE. Supporting native development with Visual C++ or .NET development with Visual Basic .NET, C# or F#, it covers a range of technologies including Windows Forms, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight, WPF, Windows Azure, SQL Server, Microsoft Office, SharePoint and Windows Phone.
Visual Studio 2015 supports cross-platform mobile device development. You can write apps and games that target iOS, Android, and Windows and share a common code base, all from within the Visual Studio IDE. You’ll see all these new project types in the File, New Project dialog.
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).
Visual Studio can be purchased as a boxed (retail) product or on a volume licensing scheme. Individual development tools are licenced per user as are MSDN subscriptions. With an MSDN subscription, one person can use the software to design, develop, test, or demonstrate his or her programs on any number of devices. Each person who uses the software this way needs a license.
For further information on Visual Studio and MSDN subscription licensing, please contact us.
Visual Studio 2015 Professional
Visual Studio Professional 2015 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 2015, you can deliver quality applications on Windows, Windows Phone, Office, the web, or the cloud.
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.
Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise
Visual Studio Enterprise is the state-of-the-art development solution that empowers teams of all sizes to design, create and modernise scalable applications that span devices and services. A simplified development solution enables all roles involved in a software project to create the high-quality, mission-critical software your company depends on.
The Enterprise Edition's MSDN Subscription provides all the features previosuly available in Premium Edition's MSDN Subscription, plus includes Visual Studio Feature Packs that provide the additional functionality previosuly available to MSDN Ultimate subscribers.
Visual Studio 2015 Test Professional
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.
Supported operating systems
- Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
- Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
- Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
- Windows Server 2012 (x64)
- Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64).
- 1.6 GHz or faster processor
- 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
- 10 GB of available hard disk space
- 5400 RPM hard disk drive
- DirectX 9-capable video card that runs at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution.