Overview of Visual Studio 2015 Products

Visual Studio 2015 is a rich, integrated development environment for creating stunning applications for Windows, Android, and iOS, as well as modern web applications and cloud services.

  • Tools and services for projects of any size or complexity
  • C#, Visual Basic, F#, C++, Python, Node.js and HTML/JavaScript
  • Sprint planning
  • Advanced debugging, profiling, automated and manual testing
  • DevOps with automated deployments and continuous monitoring

Visual Studio 2015 product offerings

View a detailed feature matrix for Visual Studio's 2015 product offerings >

  • Visual Studio Community
  • Visual Studio Professional
  • Visual Studio Enterprise
Visual Studio Community

Free, full-featured and extensible tool for developers building non-enterprise applications

Visual Studio Professional

Professional developer tools and services for individual developers or small teams

Visual Studio Enterprise

Enterprise grade solution with advanced capabilities for teams working on projects of any size or complexity, including advanced testing and DevOps


Additional offerings

Visual Studio Community 2015, Visual Studio Professional, and Visual Studio Enterprise are the primary offerings in the Visual Studio 2015 lineup. Additional offerings include

Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Express 20152 editions

Visual Studio Test Professional

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015

MSDN Platforms

  1. Visual Studio Community is free of charge for individual developers, open source projects, academic research, training, education, and small professional teams. For more information about the eligibility criteria visit the Visual Studio Community product page.
  2. Non-enterprise customers are encouraged to check out Visual Studio Community 2015, which is also free and provides a more comprehensive solution.