Visual Studio

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Visual Studio is a suite of component-based development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications. In addition, Visual Studio is optimized for team-based design, development, and deployment of enterprise solutions.

What's New in Visual Studio 2013 Preview

Provides links to topics that describe the new features and technologies in Visual Studio.

Introducing Visual Studio

Describes the features in Visual Studio and the .NET Framework, and gives pointers about how to get started with this version of Visual Studio.

Installing Visual Studio

Describes side-by-side support for earlier Visual Studio versions, the features available in each edition, and other information related to installing and maintaining Visual Studio.

Quick Technology Finder (Visual Studio)

Describes some of the technologies that are supported in Visual Studio, for example, Visual Web Developer and the .NET Framework.

Application Development in Visual Studio

Describes how to design, develop, debug, test, deploy, and manage applications created by using Visual Studio.

Visual Studio Languages

Provides links to topics that describe the programming languages in Visual Studio.

Accessing Data in Visual Studio

Describes how to enable data integration in distributed, scalable applications.

Office Development in Visual Studio

Shows how to create business applications that collect, analyze, adjust, or present information, and that take advantage of the functionality of Microsoft Office.

SharePoint Development in Visual Studio

Provides links to topics about how to create SharePoint applications in Visual Studio.

Visual Studio Software Development Kit (SDK)

Provides links to topics about the Visual Studio SDK, which you can use to develop products that integrate with the Visual Studio product family.

.NET Framework and Visual Studio Glossary

Provides definitions for common terms used in Visual Studio and the .NET Framework.

Product Highlights for Visual Studio 2012

Describes the key new features and enhancements in this version of Visual Studio.