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 build high-quality applications.

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Quickly get the information you need, in context

CodeLens provides a heads-up display in the code editor, so you get fast answers about the code you’re working on. At a glance, you can see whether the method you’re modifying or investigating is breaking any unit test—or you can connect with the author of that code, visually understand the references and dependencies, and see the associated bugs and recent changes. You get your answers all in one place, just one click away and without switching your context.

Use IntelliTrace for historical debugging, even in production

The IntelliTrace historical debugger eliminates the “no-repro” bug scenario by recording file and registry access, exceptions, method calls, and other state information—so you can rewind code execution and re-create the exact error condition, even after the error occurred. IntelliTrace collectors can also be deployed to production servers to rapidly diagnose production issues, and you can export collectors from Microsoft System Center 2012 events to create rich, actionable work items that improve communication between operations and development.

Test to ensure scalability and performance in production

Advanced testing tools let you apply constant, step, or goal-based load patterns for load testing. Analyze and interpret test results in multiple ways that allow rapid identification of trends and issues. An unlimited number of test nodes—including web applications supporting an unlimited number of virtual browsers—let you test on an enterprise scale. You can use your existing infrastructure, or connect to Visual Studio Online and pay only for the resources you use.

Visualize the structure of an application with UML diagrams

UML 2.0-compliant diagrams will help you design, understand, and discuss your software systems. Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN provides support for creating Activity, User Case, Sequence, Class, and Component diagrams. You can also create layer diagrams that define the structure of your system.

Describe and enforce architectural dependencies

Advanced modeling, discovery, and architecture tools help you manage enterprise architecture and describe the intended dependencies among your application’s components. Layer diagrams reflect the architectural vision, which you can actively enforce using dependency validation.

Use tools to understand the relationships in existing code

Architecture Explorer helps you browse and find code in source files and compiled code, including assembly files, executable files, and binaries. Plus, generate Progressive Reveal and Standard Dependency Graphs to understand the organization and relationships in your solution, or use Code Map to analyze and visualize your code directly from the code editor.

System Requirements

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8 (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)
  • 20 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

Additional requirements

  • This version of Visual Studio works best with Internet Explorer 10 or higher. If Internet Explorer 10 is not installed on your computer, some features might not work as expected.
  • KB2883200 (available through Windows Update) is required
  • For Windows Phone development:
    • Windows Phone 8.0 development requires Windows 8.1 (x64) or higher
    • Windows Phone 8.1 development requires Windows 8.1 (x86) or higher
    • For the Windows Phone emulators, Windows 8.1 (x64) Professional edition or higher, and a processor that supports Client Hyper-V and Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)
    If your computer meets the operating system requirements but does not meet the hardware requirements for the Windows Phone Emulators, the Windows Phone development tools will install and run. However, the Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1 Emulators will not function and you must use a device to deploy or test Windows Phone apps.

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