Visual Studio Benefits

Inform yourself about the many advantages and new features that Visual Studio has to offer you.

The Visual Studio editions are conceived for specific team needs and sizes, also taking into account the roles of individual team members. Explore all the features that Visual Studio offers, and find out which edition is the perfect fit for you.

Development environment

Focus on creating value and accomplish tasks quicker with a clean, fast and powerful development environment.

  • CodeLens Heads-up display
  • Rich environment
  • Business app development
Platform support

Build apps geared toward Microsoft platforms, as well as mobile web apps, web applications and cloud services, across devices. The new universal apps mean that an app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 now only has to be developed once. The user interface and program logic can be shared between worlds.

  • Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 moden apps
  • Windows applicationa
  • Web-Apps and cloud services
  • Business productivity apps
Agile software development

Incrementally adopt proven agile methods that best fit your team. Plan, manage and track work across all backlogs and teams.

  • Agile portfolio management
  • Burndown charts
  • User defined kanban charts
Team collaboration

Connect the development team, project stakeholders and end users via integrated tools that foster collaboration.

  • Team rooms
  • Feedback management
  • Git-based repositories
Debugging and diagnostics

Identify and solve problems that keep your application from running correctly, regardless of the platform.

  • Advanced debugger
  • Browser link
  • IntelliTrace
Testtools for software

Advanced testing tools assure quality all throughout the lifecycle of the application, enabling high-quality software.

  • Testcase management
  • Web performance tests
  • Loadtests
Release management

Configure, plan, approve and roll out applications for all environments with tools that reduce cycle time and improve the rollout process.

  • Management of a consistent pipeline
  • Definition of the release process
Lab Management

Systematize the building, deployment and running of automated tests in your lab environment with powerful automation tools.

  • Virtual environment manager
  • SCVMM and Hyper-V
  • Test and build automated processes
Architecture and modeling

Rich and intuitive diagramming and modeling tools to visualize, analyze and validate software architecture.

  • UML diagrams
  • Code Map
  • Architecture Explorer
Application insights

PREVIEW – Manage the availability and performance of your applications, and gain insight into their use.

  • User-defined dashboards
  • Performance monitoring
  • Usage analysis