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Visual Studio 2015 - Compare Editions

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Enterprise
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Test Professional
MSDN 
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Debugging and Diagnostics        
IntelliTrace in Production   check    
IntelliTrace (Historical Debugging)   check    
IntelliTrace Performance Indicators   check    
Code Metrics check check    
.NET Memory Dump Analysis   check    
Graphics Debugging check check    
Browser Link check check    
Static Code Analysis check check    
Code Map Debugger Integration   check    
Debugger check check    
Performance and Diagnostics Hub check check1    
Windows Simulator check check    
Windows Phone Emulator check check    
Visual Studio Emulator for Android check check    
Testing Tools        
Web Load & Performance Testing   check    
IntelliTest   check    
Microsoft Fakes (Unit Test Isolation)   check    
Code Coverage   check    
Coded UI Testing   check    
Manual Testing   check check check
Exploratory Testing   check check check
Test Case Management   check check check
Fast-forward for Manual Testing   check check check
Extensible Testing Framework check check    
Unit Testing check check    
Integrated Development Environment        
CodeLens check check    
Peek Definition check check    
Code Clone   check    
Refactoring check check    
One-Click Web Deployment check check    
Extensible Environment check check    
Model Resource Viewer check check    
Multi-Targeting check check    
Blend check check    
JavaScript and jQuery Support check check    
Project & Solution Compatibility with Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and Visual Studio 2012 check check    
Development Platform Support        
Windows Desktop check check    
Windows Phone and Store Apps check check    
Universal Windows Apps check check    
Web (ASP.NET) check check    
Office 365, Office, and SharePoint check check    
Office 365 Cloud Business Apps check check    
Business Applications (LightSwitch) check check    
Cloud (Microsoft Azure) check check    
SQL Server (SSDT) check check    
Apache Cordova check check    
C++ Cross-Platform Library Development check check    
Python check check    
Node.js check check    
Architecture and Modeling        
Architectural Layer Diagrams   check    
Architecture Validation   check    
UML 2.0 Compliant Diagrams (Activity, Use Case, Sequence, Class, and Component)   check    
Visualise solutions with Dependency Graphs and Code Maps check3 check    
Lab Management        
Virtual environment setup & teardown   check check check
Provision environment from template   check check check
Checkpoint environment   check check check
Team Foundation Server        
Web-based Test Execution check check check check
Web-based Test Case Management   check check check
Agile Portfolio Management check check check check
Team (Chat) Rooms check check check check
Work Item Charting check2 check check check
Request and Manage Feedback   check check check
Release Management   check check check
Backlog Management check check check check
Sprint Planning check check check check
Kanban board check check check check
Agile Task boards check check check check
SharePoint integration (Team Project Portal) 4 check check check check
Reporting & BI check check check check
Project and Project Server integration 5 check check check check
System Center integration 6 check check check check
Version Control using TFVC Repositories check check check check
Version Control using Git-based Repositories check check check check
Code comments on Changesets or Git commits check check check check
Work Item Tracking check check check check
Build Automation check check check check
Visual Studio Online services        
Cloud-based Web Load and Performance Testing   check    
Web-based Test Execution check check check check
Web-based Test Case Management   check check check
Agile Portfolio Management check check check check
Team (Chat) Rooms check check check check
Work Item Charting check check check check
Request and Manage Feedback   check check check
Backlog Management check check check check
Sprint Planning check check check check
Kanban board check check check check
Agile Task boards check check check check
Version Control using TFVC Repositories check check check check
Version Control using Git-based Repositories check check check check
Code comments on Changesets or Git commits check check check check
Work Item Tracking check check check check
Build Automation check check check check
Collaboration Tools        
PowerPoint Storyboarding check check check check
Code Review check check    
Task Suspend/Resume check check    
Team Explorer check check check check
Team Explorer Everywhere (third-party development tools support) check check check check
Supported Usage Scenarios        
Individual Developers check check check check
Classroom Learning check check check check
Academic Research check check check check
Contributing to Open Source Projects check check check check
Non-enterprise organisations 12, for up to 5 users check check check check
Enterprise check check check check
MSDN Subscription Software and Services for Production Use        
Team Foundation Server check check check check
Team Foundation Server User CAL check check check check
eDevTech SmartOffice4TFS and inteGREAT4TFS 15   check    
Office Professional Plus   check    
MSDN Subscription: Software for Development and Testing        
Microsoft Azure 8 call call call call
Windows, Windows Server check check check check
Windows Embedded check check check check
Microsoft SQL Server check check check check
Microsoft SharePoint   check   check
Microsoft Exchange   check   check
Microsoft Office   check    
Microsoft Dynamics   check   check
All other Microsoft servers   check   check
Other MSDN Subscription Benefits        
Pluralsight training 11 15 courses for 12 months 30 courses for 12 months 15 courses for 12 months 30 courses for 12 months
Windows and Windows Phone developer account check check check  
Office 365 Developer Subscription   check    
Power BI Pro   check   check
Technical support incidents 10 2 4 2 2
Priority support in MSDN Forums check check check check
Priority support in TechNet Forums       check
Microsoft e-learning collections (per year) 1 2 1 2
MSDN Magazine check check check check
MSDN Online Chat check check check check
Special offers from Visual Studio partners 9 check check check check

Footnotes:

  1. Includes Tier Interaction Profiling
  2. Read-Only
  3. Read-Only diagrams
  4. Microsoft SharePoint Server is licensed separately
  5. Microsoft Project and Project Server are licensed separately
  6. Microsoft System Center is licensed separately
  7. Usage above your monthly allotment billed to your Microsoft Azure subscription
  8. Microsoft Azure benefits vary by offering and include cloud use rights for select software. For more information, see the Microsoft Azure site and the Visual Studio and MSDN Licensing white paper. Pricing displayed in US dollars. 
  9. Offers vary by subscription level.
  10. Per subscription term
  11. Available through November 11, 2015 or while supplies last. MPN, BizSpark, and DreamSpark subscribers do not receive Pluralsight benefits with their MSDN subscription.
  12. Enterprise organisations are defined as >250 PCs or > $1 Million US Dollars in annual revenue
  13. Free for the first 5 users, see Visual Studio Online product page for details
  14. Requires installation of the Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015 that are available at RTM.
  15. Activate before 8/11/2016. Includes a perpetual license, plus 12 months of free upgrades and community support. Not available with BizSpark, DreamSpark or MCT subscriptions.

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