Visual Studio with MSDN
Visual Studio with MSDN provides the most comprehensive solution to easily deliver applications across all Microsoft platforms, including phone, desktop, tablet, server, and the cloud. With an included MSDN subscription, you get access to thousands of Microsoft products and additional services—so you have everything you need for designing, developing, and testing your applications on a variety of platforms.
Ensure all roles involved in your project can continuously deliver value with agility, quality, and scale. Visual Studio with MSDN enables you to choose between Team Foundation Server for a self-hosted collaboration environment, or Visual Studio Online to manage your software project in the cloud.
Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN
Ultimate represents the very best that Visual Studio has to offer. Created for enterprise-class development, Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN helps your team handle demanding requirements like high availability, performance, scale, and complexity. It provides advanced tools and all the software, services, and resources you need to be productive and to build high-quality applications.
- Quickly get the information you need, in context
- Use IntelliTrace for historical debugging, even in production
- Test to ensure scalability and performance in production
- Visualize the structure of an application with UML diagrams
- Describe and enforce architectural dependencies
- Use tools to understand the relationships in existing code
- Receive the MSDN Subscription level for Visual Studio Ultimate.
Visual Studio Premium with MSDN
Premium streamlines collaboration between all members of the development team. Designed for efficient team development, Visual Studio Premium with MSDN lets you adopt agile practices at your own pace, so your team can accomplish more, faster. You can keep your team focused, productive, and continuously delivering value in shorter cycles with tools for project management, test case management, team collaboration, release management, and more.
- Collaborate and archive your team’s collective knowledge with Team Room
- Deliver value regularly and predictably
- Visualize your team’s progress
- Use Agile Portfolio Management
- Use test tools for a variety of testing styles
- Receive the MSDN Subscription level for Visual Studio Premium.
Visual Studio Test Professional with MSDN
Visual Studio Test Professional with MSDN integrates testers, product managers, and other stakeholders directly into the development process. Each role gets the advanced tools they need, such as test case management, manual testing, lightweight requirements definition, and release management. Visual Studio Test Professional with MSDN connects all stakeholders to the development process to keep your team more agile and informed.
- Conduct, record, and repeat manual tests
- Use Test Case Management
- Deliver value regularly and predictably
- Create and manage lab environments
- Capture requirements from the business team
- Integrate the customer view
- Receive the MSDN Subscription level for Visual Studio Test Professional.
Visual Studio Professional with MSDN
With Visual Studio Professional with MSDN, you can create applications across devices and services, using a single solution with a consistent development experience—whether you’re creating five-star consumer experiences or modernizing your business applications. You get the tools you need to deliver desktop, Windows Store, Windows Phone, and Office apps, as well as mobile web apps across any device, web site, cloud service, and more.
- Use a unified solution
- Support web development
- Improve productivity with an integrated environment
- Support line-of-business development
- Receive the MSDN Subscription level for Visual Studio Professional.
|Categories and capabilities||Ultimate with MSDN||Premium with MSDN||Test Professional with MSDN||Professional with MSDN||Visual Studio Online Professional|
Work in the same IDE to create solutions for the web, desktop, cloud, server, and phone
Take your apps to the cloud, Windows and Windows Phone Stores with included services as subscription benefits
Get access to Microsoft platforms and tools past and present, with new releases added all the time, including Visual Studio
Organize and define your test plans with test case management and exploratory testing
Provision and manage virtual lab environments for testing with consistent configurations
Improve code quality with a peer code review workflow within Visual Studio
Improve developer productivity when multitasking with task suspend and resume
Automate user interface tests to validate application UI
Find and manage duplicate code in your code base to improve your architecture
Determine how much code is being tested with code coverage analysis
Reliably capture and reproduce bugs found during manual and exploratory testing to eliminate "no repro" bugs
|Collect and analyze runtime diagnostic data from production systems|
|Perform web performance and load testing|
|Design architectural layer diagrams to then validate that code implements the architecture|
Maximum number of users on a Visual Studio Online account
Host team projects on-premises or in the cloud
|Included Resources||Per account (http://<myname>.visualstudio.com)||Additional Resources|
|Build||60 minutes included per month||$0.025 per minute*|
|Load Testing||15,000 virtual user minutes included per month||$0.001 per virtual user minute*|
* Price is in US dollars and includes 50% preview discount.
In order to purchase additional resources, you must link your Visual Studio Online account to an active Windows Azure subscription. Additional pricing details and calculators for developer cloud services can be found on the Windows Azure web site.
MSDN Subscription Benefits
The included MSDN subscription gives you access to thousands of Microsoft products, including Windows, Windows Server, SQL Server, and SharePoint—plus additional services, so you have everything you need for designing, developing, and testing your applications on a variety of platforms. By using Windows Azure credits to provision cloud resources as you need them, you can develop and test applications faster. And with access to Microsoft E-Learning, you can sharpen your skills and be even more productive.