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Premier Partner Edition Setup and User Guide 

The Visual Studio Premier Partner Edition (PPE) provides VSIP partners with a redistributable version of the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) from which the programming languages and the features that support their respective project systems have been removed.

This IDE-only version of Visual Studio serves as a development platform to which VSIP partners can add their development tools and computer languages. The result is a platform that supports language implementations, such as COBOL and Perl, and other development tools that complement the Visual Studio environment.

In This Section

Premier Partner Edition Setup Guide

Explains the requirements for deploying a VSPackage in PPE.

Visual Studio Serviceability Guidelines

Explains the requirements that pertain to servicing applications that are deployed in PPE.

Contents of the Premier Partner Edition CD

Lists the components on the PPE CD.

Features in the Visual Studio Premier Partner Edition

Lists the subset of Visual Studio features that are included in PPE.

Supplementary Information Sources

Provides links to resources that pertain to developing and deploying applications.

Related Sections

Releasing a Visual Studio Integration Product

Shows how to release a Visual Studio integration product.

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