Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 with Update 3 is an integrated, end-to-end solution for teams of any size with demanding quality and scale needs. Take advantage of comprehensive tools and services for designing, building, and managing complex, enterprise applications and solutions.
Visual Studio Professional 2015 with Update 3 provides professional developer tools and services to individual developers and small teams. Create applications for multiple devices, PCs, and the web — all powered by the cloud and built on top of your existing applications and skills. Use cross-platform technologies to create applications for Windows, Android, and iOS from a single development solution and more.
Visual Studio Community 2015 with Update 3 is a free, fully featured, and extensible IDE for individual developers, open source projects, academic research, education, and small professional teams. Create applications for Windows, Android, and iOS as well as web applications and cloud services. Build apps for any platform. Use designers, editors, debuggers, and profilers in a single tool. Access thousands of extensions and more.
Visual Studio Test Professional 2015 is ideal for testers, business analysts, product managers, and other stakeholders who need team collaboration tools but not a full development IDE. These team members can use integrated testing and product management tools that keep stakeholders involved resulting in higher quality across the development process. Visual Studio Test Professional 2015 supports lightweight requirements definition and continuous customer feedback, and also provides traceability across these processes.
Visual Studio Test Professional 2015 Language Pack
Visual Studio Test Professional 2015 Language Pack enables the display of some of the UI in different languages. After you install the Language Pack, you can switch among the languages. Visual Studio Test Professional 2015 must be installed before you can install the Language Pack.
Visual Studio 2015 updates provide continuous value to customers, adding new capabilities year-round to features in the main product release. These releases are aligned with core software development trends, ensuring developers and development teams always have access to the best solution for building modern applications.
Update 3 is the latest in a cumulative series of feature additions and bug fixes for Visual Studio 2015. Update 3 is intended to be installed on a computer that has a prior version of Visual Studio 2015 on it.
Visual Studio Express for Windows Desktop lets you take full advantage of Windows with XAML designers, a productive IDE, and a variety of programming languages including C#, Visual Basic, and C++. Choose between Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Forms, and Win32, to target the Windows desktop with the right technology for your application and your skills.
Visual Studio Express for Web has the tools to create standards-based, responsive websites, Web APIs, or real-time online experiences using your choice of languages and frameworks. Take advantage of the full-featured markup and code editors, design-time tooling, rich language support, and other tools. Publish your web application directly to Microsoft Azure or on-premises servers from the IDE. Create web services consumed by connected devices. This release includes ASP.NET 5, the new cross platform web framework for building modern cloud applications. For more information, see Open web tooling – Web development in Visual Studio.
Feedback Client for Microsoft Visual Studio TFS 2015
Feedback Client for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015
By working with your stakeholders to install the Feedback Client for TFS on their computers, you can collect feedback about your software projects. You can request feedback from stakeholders, or they can provide rich feedback—for example, screenshots, audio, video, and attachments—that’s tightly integrated into Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Team Services.
Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 3
This update is the latest in a cumulative series of feature additions and bug fixes for Team Foundation Server 2015.
Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 3 provides a set of collaboration tools that work with your existing IDE or editor, so your team can work effectively on software projects of all shapes and sizes. Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), continuous integration, and DevOps tools help your team accomplish more, faster. Automate the software delivery process to seamlessly track work and project artifacts, including requirements, tasks, bugs, source code, and build and test results.
This update is the latest in a cumulative series of feature additions and bug fixes for Team Foundation Server Express 2015.
Team Foundation Server Express 2015 Update 3 is a free, source code-control project management and team collaboration platform for individual developers and small teams of five or less. Install Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Express 2015 Update 3 on your desktop or laptop, no dedicated server needed.
Team Foundation Server Project Server Extensions 2015
Team Foundation Server Project Server Extensions 2015 Update 3
This update is the latest in a cumulative series of feature additions and bug fixes for Team Foundation Server Project Server Extensions 2015.
Team Foundation Server Project Server Extensions 2015 Update 3 enables integration between Team Foundation Server 2015 and Project Server 2013. Teams can create enterprise project plans in Project Server 2013 and sync data between it and Team Projects.
Team Foundation Server Office Integration 2015 Update 3.1
Team Foundation Server Office Integration 2015 Update 3.1 makes available a standalone Office Integration Installer that provides Excel® integration, client integration with Project, and the PowerPoint®-based storyboarding tool.
Team Explorer Everywhere 2015 for Team Foundation Server
Team Explorer Everywhere 2015 for Team Foundation Server includes the Eclipse plug-in and the cross-platform, command-line client for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Service, and Visual Studio Team Services.
Install the Azure SDK for an additional set of templates and tools that help you access even more cloud resources and services to improve your Azure development experience. Use these tools to deploy infinitely-scalable applications and APIs, configure diagnostics, create and manage app service resources, and more.
The Visual Studio isolated shell allows you to create stand-alone applications that can run side-by-side with other versions of Visual Studio. In the isolated mode, you choose a subset of Visual Studio features that you wish to distribute along with your own extension. Learn more about the Isolated Shell on MSDN.
The Visual Studio integrated shell includes the integrated development environment (IDE), debugger, and source control integration. In integrated mode, many Visual Studio features are available in addition to your application. Learn more about the Integrated Shell on MSDN.
Note: Before you can access the isolated and integrated shell redistributable packages, you will be asked to fill out a brief customer survey. After filling out the survey, you’ll be directed to a Visual Studio Connect page with redistributable package download links.
This update is the latest in a cumulative series of feature additions and bug fixes for Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2015.
Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 enables remote debugging, remote testing, and unit testing on computers that do not have Visual Studio installed. These tools also enable installation of a developer license as well as deployment and performance profiling of Windows apps on computers running Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 8.
Note: For the best experience, use the most recent update of the Remote Tools for your version of Visual Studio. To download the Remote Tools for previous Visual Studio releases, see My.VisualStudio.com.
The Modeling SDK for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 contains Domain Specific Languages (DSL Tools) and the Architecture Tools SDK for Visual Studio 2015. This SDK provides tools and templates for building Domain Specific Language designers and extending UML. You can build your own graphical or form-based designers for Visual Studio 2015 and extend existing tools.
Release Management for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3
NOTE: A newer version of Release Management is available with Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015 Update 3. Release Management features have been integrated into TFS 2015 Update 3 and into the RELEASE hub in TFS web access. The new web-based version is the recommended alternative to the server and client version. For more information, see Release Management for TFS 2015 (Update 2 and above) and VS Team Services.
If you do not already have Release Management installed, we encourage you to use the web-based version in TFS 2015 Update 3 instead of the version described here. If you are already using an earlier server and client version, you may upgrade to the version described here. But, you should be aware that no new features will be added to server and client versions.
This update is the latest in a cumulative series of feature additions and bug fixes for Release Management for Visual Studio 2015.
Release Management for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 supports you to configure, approve, and deploy your applications for any environment. Create automated deployment orchestrations for each environment, no matter how complex the configuration. Delivering software more frequently and easily to an environment enables testers to get to work validating your system and keeps stakeholders engaged in providing feedback.
Release Management for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 requires one of the following licenses: Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN, Visual Studio Enterprise – annual, Visual Studio Enterprise – monthly, Visual Studio Test Professional with MSDN, or MSDN Platforms. For licensing requirements, see the Visual Studio and MSDN Licensing White Paper.
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Update 3
This update is the latest in a cumulative series of feature additions and bug fixes for Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable.
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable installs run-time components of Visual C++ libraries. These components are required to run C++ applications that are developed using Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 and link dynamically to Visual C++ libraries. The packages can be used to run such applications on a computer even if it does not have Visual Studio 2015 installed. These packages also install run-time components of C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, MFC, C++ AMP, and OpenMP libraries. Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable includes bug fixes to the runtime DLLs and also the latest versions for KB 2999226. Please note, the pre-requisites for KB 2999226 also apply to these packages on Windows Vista through Windows 8.1.
Visual C++ Build Tools 2015 provides the essential tools for building C++ applications and libraries targeting Windows desktop. If you want to build your C++ projects targeting Windows desktop without having Visual Studio installed on your computer, Visual C++ Build Tools 2015 provides the requisite C++ compilers, libraries (including ATL and MFC), build scripts, and Windows SDKs.
PLEASE NOTE: The Visual C++ Build Tools 2015 ships with the same C++ compilers and libraries packaged with the Visual Studio 2015 Update 3.
If you don’t already have Visual Studio installed on your computer, Microsoft Build Tools 2015 provides the essential tools for building managed applications. These tools previously were included in the .NET Framework, but they are now available as this separate download. The Visual Basic and C# compilers are also included in this download.
This update is the latest in a cumulative series of feature additions and bug fixes for Agents for Visual Studio 2015.
Distribute automated tests across multiple remote machines using Agents for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3. Download, install, and configure agents as part of the Visual Studio Test Agent Deployment task in the build task catalog. Then use test agents and controllers to scale out load generation and support distributed data collection and distributed test execution.