Visual Studio Online Professional

As the entry-level professional product, Visual Studio Professional is the mainstay IDE of choice for many developers around the world. Visual Studio Online Professional combines the capabilities found in Visual Studio Online Basic with a convenient, monthly subscription to the latest version of Visual Studio Professional. Used together, you can collaborate with others to build five-star apps for multiple Microsoft platforms, including the desktop, Windows Store, Windows Phone, Office, the web, and the cloud.

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Develop for multiple platforms

Develop for a variety of Microsoft platforms including Windows, Windows Phone, desktop, the web or cloud. You can also create HTML/JavaScript web applications that run on virtually any modern device. Use your existing skills in languages such as C#, VB, C++, and JavaScript to create applications for the platforms your users prefer.

Build modern, standards-based web applications

Visual Studio includes new capabilities such as Browser Link, which synchronizes changes between the code editor and multiple browser windows. With Visual Studio’s integrated web tooling, you can create web and cloud applications based on current or next-generation standards—such as HTML5 and CSS3—that adapt to traditional, modern, and mobile browsers. Visual Studio includes full support for JavaScript and jQuery to create modern, interactive, web applications.

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Improve productivity with an integrated environment

The enhanced coding experience in Visual Studio includes the new Peek Definition feature, enabling you to view and edit code definitions in other files without losing context. With a single tool for all of your development tasks, including coding, debugging, and deploying, you can improve productivity and simplify the development process.

Connect to Visual Studio Online

Visual Studio Professional integrates with your Visual Studio Online account so you can manage and execute the entire development process from a single interface. Create a home for your code, product backlog, and team-based projects with Visual Studio Online. Manage a backlog and track work using customizable task and Kanban boards. Set up a continuous integration build in minutes and integrate tests to help ensure code quality.

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System Requirements

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)

Hardware requirements

  • 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 drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution

Additional Requirements:

  • On Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, KB2883200 (available through Windows Update) is required
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • For Windows Phone development:
    • Windows 8.1 (x64), Professional edition or higher
    • Windows Phone emulator
    • A processor that supports Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)

How to subscribe

Use your existing Microsoft Azure subscription to subscribe to Visual Studio Online Professional. If you don’t already have a Microsoft Azure subscription, get started for free. No credit card required.


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