Microsoft has unveiled the Visual Studio 2015 product lineup and it will be available later this summer. With Visual Studio 2015, Microsoft is looking to help developers create Windows apps for platforms including desktops, phones, and the Xbox.
Visual Studio 2015 is focused around three principal offerings, making it easier for developers and development teams to select the solution that best meets their needs. Visual Studio Community, Professional, and Enterprise with MSDN will be the three editions available later this summer.
- Visual Studio Community 2015 will give developers free access to the Visual Studio toolset for non-enterprise and open source development.
- Visual Studio Professional with MSDN delivers a comprehensive collection of tools and services that enable individual developers and development teams to be more productive when building professional-grade applications.
- Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise with MSDN: Microsoft is bringing Visual Studio Premium and Visual Studio Ultimate together into a single product called Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN. Optimized for teams delivering high-scale applications and services, VS 2015 Enterprise includes all the high-value features provided in Visual Studio Ultimate and adds the new innovations that are coming with the 2015 release.
"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." Mitra Azizirad, General Manager, Developer Platform Marketing and Sales.
For those curious, if you have an active subscription for Visual Studio Premium with MSDN or Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN, you will automatically be upgraded to Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN. Pricing for Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN is also expected to be less than the current price of Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN.