Compare Visual Studio 2015 Offerings

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Visual Studio Community Visual Studio Professional Visual Studio Enterprise Visual Studio Test Professional MSDN Platforms
Individual Developers
Classroom Learning
Academic Research
Contributing to Open Source Projects
Non-enterprise organizations 1,
for up to 5 users
Enterprise
IntelliTrace in Production
IntelliTrace (Historical Debugging)
IntelliTrace Performance Indicators
Code Metrics
.NET Memory Dump Analysis
Graphics Debugging
Browser Link
Static Code Analysis
Code Map Debugger Integration
Debugger
Performance and Diagnostics Hub
2
Windows Simulator
Windows Phone Emulator
Visual Studio Emulator for Android
Web Load & Performance Testing
IntelliTest
Microsoft Fakes (Unit Test Isolation)
Code Coverage
Coded UI Testing
Manual Testing
Exploratory Testing
Test Case Management
Fast-forward for Manual Testing
Extensible Testing Framework
Unit Testing
CodeLens
Peek Definition
Code Clone
Refactoring
One-Click Web Deployment
Extensible Environment
Model Resource Viewer
Multi-Targeting
Blend
JavaScript and jQuery Support
Project & Solution Compatibility with Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and Visual Studio 2012
Windows Desktop
Windows Phone and Store Apps
Universal Windows Apps
Web (ASP.NET)
Office 365, Office, and SharePoint
3
Office 365 Cloud Business Apps
3
Business Applications (LightSwitch)
3
Cloud (Microsoft Azure)
SQL Server (SSDT)
Apache Cordova
C++ Cross-Platform Library Development
Python
Node.js
Share code between Android, iOS, and Windows
Native iOS and Android UI Designers
Xamarin.Forms
Embedded Assemblies
Live Inspection Preview
Xamarin Profiler Preview
Architectural Layer Diagrams
Architecture Validation
UML® 2.0 Compliant Diagrams (Activity, Use Case, Sequence, Class, and Component)
Visualize solutions with Dependency Graphs and Code Maps
4
4
Virtual environment setup & teardown
Provision environment from template
Checkpoint environment
Web-based Test Execution
Web-based Test Case Management
Agile Portfolio Management
Team (Chat) Rooms
Work Item Charting
5
Request and Manage Feedback
Release Management
Backlog Management
Sprint Planning
Kanban board
Agile Task boards
SharePoint integration (Team Project Portal) 6
Reporting & BI
Project and Project Server integration 7
System Center integration 8
Version Control using TFVC Repositories
Version Control using Git-based Repositories
Code comments on Changesets or Git commits
Work Item Tracking
Build Automation
PowerPoint Storyboarding
Code Review
Task Suspend/Resume
Team Explorer
Team Explorer Everywhere (third-party development tools support)
Team Foundation Server license
Team Foundation Server user CAL
Can be added to unlimited Visual Studio Team Services accounts for free
Visual Studio Team Services Test Manager
Visual Studio Team Services Package Management
Microsoft Azure $50 credit per month $150 credit per month $50 credit per month $100 credit per month
Xamarin Test Cloud Discount
9
Xamarin Studio 10
Xamarin University On-Demand 11
eDevTech SmartOffice4TFS and inteGREAT4TFS
12
Microsoft Office Professional Plus (full use rights)
Windows, Windows Server
Windows Embedded
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SharePoint
Microsoft Exchange
Microsoft Dynamics
All other Microsoft software
Pluralsight training 30 courses for 12 months13 45 courses for 12 months13 30 courses for 12 months13 45 courses for 12 months13
Windows developer account
Office 365 Developer Subscription
Power BI Pro
Technical support incidents 2 4 2 2
Priority support in MSDN Forums
Priority support in select TechNet Forums
Microsoft e-learning collections (per year) 1 2 1 1
MSDN Magazine (print or early digital access)
Online Chat
Visual Studio partner offers
Microsoft Azure $25 credit per month for 12 months
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Edition
Microsoft R Server Developer Edition
Xamarin University On-Demand
Pluralsight training 3-month subscription
WintellectNOW training 3-month subscription
Parallels Desktop® for Mac Pro edition 3-month subscription
Parallels® Access 3-month subscription
HackHands Live Programming Help $25 credit
Priority support in select Microsoft forums
Community
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Individual Developers
Classroom Learning
Academic Research
Contributing to Open Source Projects
Non-enterprise organizations 1,
for up to 5 users
Enterprise
IntelliTrace in Production
IntelliTrace (Historical Debugging)
IntelliTrace Performance Indicators
Code Metrics
.NET Memory Dump Analysis
Graphics Debugging
Browser Link
Static Code Analysis
Code Map Debugger Integration
Debugger
Performance and Diagnostics Hub
2
Windows Simulator
Windows Phone Emulator
Visual Studio Emulator for Android
Web Load & Performance Testing
IntelliTest
Microsoft Fakes (Unit Test Isolation)
Code Coverage
Coded UI Testing
Manual Testing
Exploratory Testing
Test Case Management
Fast-forward for Manual Testing
Extensible Testing Framework
Unit Testing
CodeLens
Peek Definition
Code Clone
Refactoring
One-Click Web Deployment
Extensible Environment
Model Resource Viewer
Multi-Targeting
Blend
JavaScript and jQuery Support
Project & Solution Compatibility with Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and Visual Studio 2012
Windows Desktop
Windows Phone and Store Apps
Universal Windows Apps
Web (ASP.NET)
Office 365, Office, and SharePoint
3
Office 365 Cloud Business Apps
3
Business Applications (LightSwitch)
3
Cloud (Microsoft Azure)
SQL Server (SSDT)
Apache Cordova
C++ Cross-Platform Library Development
Python
Node.js
Share Code between Android, iOS, and Windows
Native iOS and Android UI Designers
Xamarin.Forms
Embedded Assemblies
Live Inspection Preview
Xamarin Profiler Preview
Xamarin Test Cloud Discount
9
Architectural Layer Diagrams
Architecture Validation
UML® 2.0 Compliant Diagrams (Activity, Use Case, Sequence, Class, and Component)
Visualize solutions with Dependency Graphs and Code Maps
4
4
Virtual environment setup & teardown
Provision environment from template
Checkpoint environment
Web-based Test Execution
Web-based Test Case Management
Agile Portfolio Management
Team (Chat) Rooms
Work Item Charting
5
Request and Manage Feedback
Release Management
Backlog Management
Sprint Planning
Kanban board
Agile Task boards
SharePoint integration (Team Project Portal) 6
Reporting & BI
Project and Project Server integration 7
System Center integration 8
Version Control using TFVC Repositories
Version Control using Git-based Repositories
Code comments on Changesets or Git commits
Work Item Tracking
Build Automation
PowerPoint Storyboarding
Code Review
Task Suspend/Resume
Team Explorer
Team Explorer Everywhere (third-party development tools support)
Team Collaboration Benefits + Included with all subscriptions Included with all subscriptions Included with all subscriptions Included with all subscriptions Included with all subscriptions
Team Foundation Server license
Team Foundation Server user CAL
Can be added to unlimited Visual Studio Team Services accounts for free
Additional Visual Studio Team Services extensions: Test Manager
Microsoft Azure $50 credit per month $150 credit per month $50 credit per month $100 credit per month
eDevTech SmartOffice4TFS and inteGREAT4TFS
12
Microsoft Office Professional Plus (full use rights)
Windows, Windows Server
Windows Embedded
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SharePoint
Microsoft Exchange
Microsoft Dynamics
All other Microsoft software
Pluralsight training 30 courses for 12 months 13 45 courses for 12 months 13 30 courses for 12 months 13 45 courses for 12 months 13
Windows developer account
Office 365 Developer Subscription
Power BI Pro
Technical support incidents 2 4 2 2
Priority support in MSDN Forums
Priority support in select TechNet Forums
Microsoft e-learning collections (per year) 1 2 1 1
MSDN Magazine (print or early digital access)
Online Chat
Visual Studio partner offers
Microsoft Azure $25 credit per month for 12 months—coming soon $25 credit per month for 12 months—coming soon $25 credit per month for 12 months—coming soon $25 credit per month for 12 months—coming soon $25 credit per month for 12 months—coming soon
Pluralsight training 3-month subscription 3-month subscription 3-month subscription 3-month subscription 3-month subscription
WintellectNOW training 3-month subscription 3-month subscription 3-month subscription 3-month subscription 3-month subscription
Parallels Desktop® for Mac Pro edition 3-month subscription 3-month subscription 3-month subscription 3-month subscription 3-month subscription
Parallels® Access 3-month subscription 3-month subscription 3-month subscription 3-month subscription 3-month subscription
HackHands Live Programming Help $25 credit $25 credit $25 credit $25 credit $25 credit
Priority support in select Microsoft forums
Xamarin University On-Demand

Footnotes:

  1. Enterprise organizations are defined as >250 PCs or > $1 Million US Dollars in annual revenue.
  2. Includes Tier Interaction Profiling.
  3. Requires installation of the Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015 that are available at RTM.
  4. Can open diagrams generated in other Visual Studio editions in read-only mode.
  5. Read-Only.
  6. Microsoft SharePoint Server is licensed separately.
  7. Microsoft Project and Project Server are licensed separately.
  8. Microsoft System Center is licensed separately.
  9. 25% Xamarin Test Cloud Discount for Visual Studio Enterprise subscribers.
  10. No usage restrictions for Visual Studio Professional subscribers. Enterprise features available for Visual Studio Enterprise subscribers.
  11. Visual Studio Professional and Enterprise subscribers are able to access additional on-demand Xamarin University classes and materials beyond those included with the Dev Essentials program.
  12. Activate before 8/11/2016. Includes six month subscription, including upgrades and community support. Not available with BizSpark, Imagine or MCT subscriptions.
  13. Available through November 18, 2016 or while supplies last. MPN, BizSpark, and Imagine subscribers do not receive Pluralsight benefits with their subscription.
  14. To access free benefits, you need to sign up for Visual Studio Dev Essentials.

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