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Visual Studio Community 2015 RC

Visual Studio Community 2015 RC is a free, full-featured IDE with powerful coding productivity features, cross-platform mobile development tools for Windows, iOS and Android, and access to thousands of extensions. This edition of Visual Studio is available at no cost for non-enterprise application development. After installation, check out the Visual Studio Gallery. It provides quick access to tools, controls, and templates to help you get the most out of Visual Studio.
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Visual Studio Community Edition 2015 RC - English

Visual Studio 2015 RC Language Pack

The Visual Studio 2015 RC Language Pack enables the display of the UI in different languages. After you install the Language Pack, you can switch among the languages. Visual Studio Ultimate 2015 RC, Visual Studio Professional 2015 RC, or Visual Studio Community 2015 RC must be installed before you can install the Language Pack.
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Visual Studio 2015 RC Language Pack - English

Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC

Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC is an integrated, end-to-end solution for teams of any size with demanding quality and scale needs that require comprehensive tools and services for defining, building and managing complex enterprise applications and solutions targeting Microsoft’s full Enterprise platform as well as cross-platform technologies.
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Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC - English

Visual Studio 2015 RC Language Pack

The Visual Studio 2015 RC Language Pack enables the display of the UI in different languages. After you install the Language Pack, you can switch among the languages. Visual Studio Ultimate 2015 RC, Visual Studio Professional 2015 RC, or Visual Studio Community 2015 RC must be installed before you can install the Language Pack.
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Visual Studio 2015 RC Language Pack - English

Visual Studio Professional 2015 RC

Visual Studio Professional 2015 RC supports you to create applications across devices and services, using a single solution with a consistent development experience. It has the tools you need to deliver apps, as well as mobile web apps across any device, web site, cloud service, and more.
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Visual Studio Professional 2015 RC - English

Visual Studio 2015 RC Language Pack

The Visual Studio 2015 RC Language Pack enables the display of the UI in different languages. After you install the Language Pack, you can switch among the languages. Visual Studio Ultimate 2015 RC, Visual Studio Professional 2015 RC, or Visual Studio Community 2015 RC must be installed before you can install the Language Pack.
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Visual Studio 2015 RC Language Pack - English

Visual Studio Test Professional 2015 RC

Visual Studio Test Professional 2015 RC 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 RC supports lightweight requirements definition and continuous customer feedback, and also provides traceability across these processes.
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Visual Studio Test Professional 2015 RC - English

Visual Studio Test Professional 2015 RC Language Pack

Visual Studio Test Professional 2015 RC 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 RC must be installed before you can install the Language Pack.
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Visual Studio Test Professional 2015 RC Language Pack - English

Visual Studio Express 2015 RC for Desktop

Visual Studio Express for 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.
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Visual Studio Express 2015 RC for Desktop - English

Visual Studio Express 2015 RC for Web

Visual Studio Express for Web has the tools to create standards-based, responsive websites, web APIs, or real-time online experiences using ASP.NET. Take advantage of the full-featured markup and code editors, design-time tooling, rich language support, and other tools when creating your solution. Publish your web application directly to Microsoft Azure from the IDE. Create web services consumed by connected devices.
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Visual Studio Express 2015 RC for Web - English

Visual Studio Express 2015 RC for Windows 10

You can use Visual Studio Express 2015 RC for Windows 10 10 to create innovative and compelling Windows universal apps. The tools include a full-featured code editor, a powerful debugger, a focused profiler, and rich language support for HTML5/JavaScript, C++, C#, or Visual Basic so you can use the language you are most comfortable with. Visual Studio Express 2015 RC for Windows 10 also allows you to download a device emulator that you can use to test your apps on multiple kinds of devices without the physical hardware.
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Visual Studio Express 2015 RC for Windows 10 - English

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 RC

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 RC provides the collaboration hub at the center of the Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution. By automating the software delivery process, entire teams can track team actions, transactions, and project artifacts such as requirements, tasks, bugs, source code, build results, and test results. Collaborate, manage your repositories and automate build processes. Your team might be small and just getting started, but with Team Foundation Server, even the smallest team can go big.
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Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 RC - English

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Express 2015 RC

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 RC provides the collaboration hub at the center of the Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution. By automating the software delivery process, entire teams can track team actions, transactions, and project artifacts such as requirements, tasks, bugs, source code, build results, and test results. Collaborate, manage your repositories and automate build processes. Your team might be small and just getting started, but with Team Foundation Server, even the smallest team can go big.
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Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Express 2015 Preview - English

Team Foundation Server Extensions for Project Server

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Extensions for Project Server 2015 RC enables integration between Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 RC and Project Server 2013. These extensions are similar to the SharePoint Extensions for Team Foundation Server 2013 and need to be installed on all of the front end servers in your SharePoint farm that is supporting Project Server 2013. Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Extensions for Project Server 2015 RC enable teams to create Enterprise Project Plans in Project Server 2013 and syncing data between it and Team Projects in Team Foundation Server 2015 RC.
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Release Management Client for Visual Studio 2015 RC

Release Management for Visual Studio 2015 RC 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 your software more frequently and easily to an environment allows your testers to get to work validating your system and keeps your stakeholders involved in giving feedback.
Release Management for Visual Studio 2015 RC requires Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC or Test Professional 2015 RC. For licensing requirements refer to Visual Studio and MSDN Licensing White Paper.
Note: To enable the release management capabilities, you must also install the Release Management Server for Team Foundation Server 2015 RC. To model release processes and enable graphical views of release status, you must have the Release Management Client for Visual Studio 2015 RC. For agent-based releases, on every target machine to which you want to publish deployments, you must install Microsoft Deployment Agent 2015 RC. For vNext Releases, you don't need to install Microsoft Deployment Agent on the target machine.
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Release Management Client for VS 2015 RC - English

Microsoft Deployment Agent 2015 RC

Release Management for Visual Studio 2015 RC 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 your software more frequently and easily to an environment allows your testers to get to work validating your system and keeps your stakeholders involved in giving feedback.
Release Management for Visual Studio 2015 RC requires Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC or Test Professional 2015 RC. For licensing requirements refer to Visual Studio and MSDN Licensing White Paper.
Note: To enable the release management capabilities, you must also install the Release Management Server for Team Foundation Server 2015 RC. To model release processes and enable graphical views of release status, you must have the Release Management Client for Visual Studio 2015 RC. For agent-based releases, on every target machine to which you want to publish deployments, you must install Microsoft Deployment Agent 2015 RC. For vNext Releases, you don't need to install Microsoft Deployment Agent on the target machine.
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Microsoft Deployment Agent 2015 RC - English

Release Management Server for Team Foundation Server 2015 RC

Release Management for Visual Studio 2015 RC 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 your software more frequently and easily to an environment allows your testers to get to work validating your system and keeps your stakeholders involved in giving feedback.
Release Management for Visual Studio 2015 RC requires Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC or Test Professional 2015 RC. For licensing requirements refer to Visual Studio and MSDN Licensing White Paper.
Note: To enable the release management capabilities, you must also install the Release Management Server for Team Foundation Server 2015 RC. To model release processes and enable graphical views of release status, you must have the Release Management Client for Visual Studio 2015 RC. For agent-based releases, on every target machine to which you want to publish deployments, you must install Microsoft Deployment Agent 2015 RC. For vNext Releases, you don't need to install Microsoft Deployment Agent on the target machine.
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Release Management Server for Team Foundation Server 2015 RC - English

Visual Studio Code Preview

Visual Studio Code is a free, code-focused editor optimized for modern web and cloud application development, available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows. For more information, see Visual Studio Code Preview.
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Visual Studio Code Preview - Windows

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 RC

The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 RC is a highly compatible, in-place update to the Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2. The offline package can be used in situations where the web installer cannot be used due to lack of internet connectivity.
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.NET Framework 4.6 Web Installer - Multi-language

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 RC Language Pack

The .NET Framework 4.6 RC Language Pack contains translated error messages and other UI text for languages other than English. If you don't install a language pack, this text is displayed in English. You can install multiple language packs on one computer, each for a different language.
You need to download and install the .NET Framework 4.6 RC (offline installer) prior to installing the language packs.
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.NET Framework 4.6 Language Pack - English

Feedback Client for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server RC

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 Online.
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Feedback Client RC - English

Feedback Client for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 RC Language Pack

The Feedback Client for TFS Language Pack enables the display of the user interface in different languages. After you install the Language Pack, you can switch among the languages. Feedback Client for TFS must be installed before you can install the Language Pack.
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Feedback Client Language Pack - English

Microsoft Build Tools 2015 RC

If you don't already have Visual Studio installed on your computer, Microsoft Build Tools 2015 RC 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.
Microsoft Build Tools 2015 RC – Multi-language

Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2015 RC

The Remote Tools are intended for computers that don't have Visual Studio so that you can debug, test, and profile apps that are executing on them. Visual Studio must be installed on the development computer that's connected to, or uses the data collected from, the remote computer. Connecting to the remote debugger and profiler that are included in the Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2015 RC is supported in Visual Studio Ultimate 2015 RC.
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Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2015 RC x64 - English

Microsoft VC++ Redistributable 2015 RC

The Visual C++ Redistributable Packages install run-time components of Visual C++ libraries that are required to run applications that are developed by using Visual Studio 2015 RC on a computer that does not have Visual Studio 2015 RC installed. These packages install run-time components of these libraries: C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, MFC, C++ AMP, and OpenMP.
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Microsoft VC++ Redistributable 2015 RC x64 - English

Agents for Visual Studio 2015 Preview

By using the test agents in Agents for Visual Studio 2015 Preview, you can scale out load generation, and support distributed data collection and distributed test execution. You can also use test agents to manage testing and workflow for virtual machines or physical machines.
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Agents for Visual Studio 2015 Preview - English

Agents for Visual Studio 2015 Preview Language Pack

The Agents for Visual Studio 2015 Preview Language Pack enables the display of the user interface in different languages. After you install the language pack, you can switch among the languages. Agents for Visual Studio 2015 must be installed before you can install the language pack.
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Agents for Visual Studio 2015 Preview Language Pack - English

Visual Studio 2015 SDK RC

By using the Visual Studio 2015 RC SDK, you can create tool windows, menu commands, editor extensions, isolated shell projects, and other extensions for Visual Studio. The Visual Studio 2015 RC SDK includes project templates that help you package Visual Studio extensions in a VSIX for redistribution. The SDK also helps you test and debug your extensions in an experimental instance of Visual Studio so that your primary development environment is not changed unexpectedly.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 SDK RC – Multi-language

Multibyte MFC Library for Visual Studio 2015 RC

This add-on for Visual Studio 2015 RC contains the multibyte character set (MBCS) version of the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library. You can use this version of MFC to build applications for markets that require MBCS support.
Multibyte MFC Library for Visual Studio 2015 RC – Multi-language
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