While Microsoft has been in the process of retooling its Visual Studio 2015 software since last November through a series of technical previews, they only just recently announced what that lineup will look like and how much it will cost.
The announcement was made yesterday by Mitra Azizirad, General Manager, Developer Platform Marketing and Sales
I’m excited to share that we’re bringing the value we deliver in Visual Studio Premium and Visual Studio Ultimate into one single offering called Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN. It includes all the high value features you’re already familiar with in Visual Studio Ultimate, along with new innovation that’s coming with the 2015 release. So, in addition to Visual Studio Community and Visual Studio Professional with MSDN, our new Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN rounds out the three primary Visual Studio 2015 offerings.
Here is a breakdown of the features and cost for each edition in the Visual Studio product lineup.
Visual Studio Community 2015
- Full-featured Integrated Development Environment for building Web, Windows Desktop and cross-platform iOS, Android, and Windows apps
- Ecosystem with thousands of extensions to choose from in the Visual Studio Gallery
- Free for open source projects, academic research, training, education and small professional teams
Visual Studio 2015 Professional with MSDN
- Professional developer tool for building any application type
- Powerful features to improve your team's productivity such as CodeLens
- Improve team collaboration with Agile project planning tools, Team Rooms, charts and more
- MSDN subscription benefits including access to core software for dev/test, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Online Basic, $50/month in Azure credits, training and support.
- Cost $1,199 for new customers.
Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise with MSDN
- Combines Visual Studio Premium with MSDN and Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN into one product line.
- End-to-end solution for your development teams, including the most feature-rich Visual Studio IDE for working on any type of project
- Build quality applications at scale with advanced features such as Load Testing, automated and manual testing and new IntelliTest capabilities
- Manage complexity and resolve issues quickly with features such as Code Map and IntelliTrace
- Enhanced MSDN subscription benefits including comprehensive access to software for dev/test, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Online Advanced, $150/month in Azure credits, training and support
- Cost $5,999 for new customers.
You can read more about the new editions and a more complete list of benefits with each version over at the Visual Studio 2015 Product Offerings Page.
Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 is currently available so you can try out the latest features of the upcoming software at no cost prior to its expected release later this year.