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Visual Studio 2015

Visual Studio
builds up to 30x Faster

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Released on 7 March 2017 and is now the current version of Visual Studio.

If you don't want to use 2017 just yet, please be aware that
the Visual Studio 2017 licensing sold by MicroWay includes rights to use v2015 (or an older version).

If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact MicroWay for assistance.

More information on Visual Studio 2017

Overview of Visual Studio 2015 Products

Visual Studio 2015 is a rich, integrated development environment for creating stunning applications for Windows, Android, and iOS, as well as modern web applications and cloud services.

  • Tools and services for projects of any size or complexity
  • C#, Visual Basic, F#, C++, Python, Node.js and HTML/JavaScript
  • Sprint planning
  • Advanced debugging, profiling, automated and manual testing
  • DevOps with automated deployments and continuous monitoring

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Visual Studio 2015 - Features

  • Application Development
    • Cross Platform Mobile Development

      Create mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows with Visual Studio.

      • Native and hybrid app development
      • Use your preferred coding language
      • Cross-platform tools to code, debug, and test your mobile apps
      • Rich partner and extension ecosystem
    • Web Tools

      Visual Studio has the open tools and the flexibility you need to create and deploy modern web applications.

      • HTML5, CSS3, LESS/SASS, JavaScript
      • ASP.NET, Node.js, Python, JavaScript
      • NuGet, Grunt, Gulp, Bower, npm
      • Open source framework and runtime
      • Deploy to Windows, Azure, Mac or Linux
      • Free for small teams and open source
    • Azure Tools

      Create cloud scale apps and build cloud dev/test environments with Visual Studio and Azure

      • Free hosting for 10 web apps
      • Deploy in seconds. Automate via TFS, Git
      • Build apps that span IaaS and PaaS
      • Diagnose live apps with world-class debuggers, profilers, and data tools
      • Integrate Active Directory, SQL, Office 365, SaaS, and on-premises systems
      • Build dev/test environments in minutes

    • Tools for Windows Apps and Games

      Windows 10 offers powerful new platform capabilities and a unified store to reach every device running Windows. Visual Studio has the tools for you to get started.

      • Leverage a rich, powerful platform
      • Use industry leading coding, debugging, and diagnostic tools in Visual Studio
      • Design beautiful apps with Blend for Visual Studio
      • Connect your app to a range of services
      • Gain deep insights into usage patterns
    • Office Developer Tools

      Experience the most powerful Office development tools with Visual Studio.

      • Support all types of Office development
      • Quickly get up and running
      • Visual designers and IntelliSense
      • Connect your app to the cloud
      • Debug locally and remotely
      • Publish to anywhere
    • Build Unity Games with Visual Studio

      Turn Visual Studio into a powerful Unity development environment

      • Build multiplatform games
      • Debug from Visual Studio
      • Create Unity scripts in Visual Studio
      • Enhanced productivity with Visual Studio
      • Get everything you need for Unity development for free
    • Node.js Tools for Visual Studio

      Turn Visual Studio into a powerful Node.js development environment.

      • Free and open source
      • Intelligent code completion
      • Advanced debugging and profiling
      • Integration with other Visual Studio features and 3 rd party tools
      • Node.js, io.js, JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML, CSS, and JSON support
    • Python Tools for Visual Studio

      Completely free Python support within Visual Studio.

      • CPython, PyPy, IronPython and more
      • Detailed IntelliSense
      • Interactive debugging
      • Integrated with Visual Studio features
      • Free and open-source
      • Select it in Visual Studio custom install
  • Application Lifecycle Management

    Modern apps need a modern lifecycle

    For years, Visual Studio has enabled software development organizations to break free of rigid, process-oriented application lifecycles that isolate development, testing, project management and operations teams. Microsoft's approach to Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) provides a flexible and agile environment that adapts to your team's needs, removes barriers between roles, and streamlines processes so you can focus on delivering high-quality software faster and more efficiently. In a world where software development is increasingly critical to business success, the ALM principles embodied by Visual Studio are more relevant than ever.


    Visual Studio ALM provides you with the tools and flexibility needed to run your agile teams. Drag-and-drop backlog management paired with configurable Kanban boards let you prioritize and visualize the important work for each team contributing to your project. Out of the box Scrum support will help you plan sprints, manage team capacity, and keep track of progress with taskboards and burndown charts. And customisable dashboards let you ensure everyone has visibility to the value your teams are delivering.

    Source Control

    Regardless of your preference - centralized or decentralized - Visual Studio ALM gives you the tools to let your team efficiently manage your codebase.

    Git users will be happy to find unlimited free Git repos in Visual Studio Online including support for branching, lightweight code commenting, and pull requests. Visual Studio integration makes change branches, committing changes, and sync'ing to a specific commit easier than ever.

    Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) provides you the control and features you need to centrally manage your code. Support thousands of developers inside a single repository with advanced branching, merging and visualization capabilities, manage permissions at any level of your codebase, and full support for regulatory compliance needs to support auditing at any level.


    Visual Studio provides tools to help your team with test automation, manual and exploratory test passes, and load and performance runs. Capture rich information in context to allow you to reproduce bugs and ensure quality throughout the development process. Automatically generate test cases from exploratory runs, create and manage multiple test configurations, and record user actions with screen and voice capture to improve reproducibility of trouble spots in your apps.


    The faster your software is deployed, the quicker you can get feedback. With release management in Visual Studio you can configure, approve and deploy your applications for any environment. Create automated deployment orchestrations for each environment no matter how complex the configuration. Delivering your software more frequently and easily to an environment allows your testers to get to work validating your system and keeps your stakeholders involved in giving feedback.


    If your team is developing software for different platforms and uses a variety of developer tools, such as Eclipse and Xcode, the entire development team can still take advantage of a single, unified and flexible collaboration environment with Application Lifecycle Management services in Visual Studio Online or Team Foundation Server.

    Team Explorer Everywhere brings the power of Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online to teams developing in Eclipse. Connect to team projects on premises or in the cloud for complete access to your source code, backlogs, and build capabilities for non-Windows platforms.

    Visual Studio's global partner ecosystem also provides a wealth of additional cross-platform capabilities, such as Xamarin for building native applications on Android and iOS devices reusing your .NET code and skills, and fully integrated with Visual Studio.

  • Extend And Integrate
    Create your perfect dev environment

    Integrate with the Visual Studio platform to create your perfect development environment that you'll love as much as your code.


Important Additional information:

Visual Studio Editions

Visual Studio Professional 2015

Professional developer tools and services for individual developers or small teams.

Productive development for you and your small team

Professional developer tool for building any application type

Powerful features such as CodeLens improve your team's productivity

Agile project planning tools, team rooms, charts and more

MSDN Subscription
Includes core Microsoft software, plus Azure, Pluralsight and more

Make more
Any app for any platform

Create applications for multiple devices, PCs, and the web — all powered by the cloud, and built on top of your existing applications and skills. Cross-platform technologies help you create applications for Windows, Android, and iOS from a single development solution.

Achieve more
Understand your team code

Visual Studio Professional provides powerful features to quickly understand your code. Code lens helps you stay focused on your work by showing code references, changes to your code, displaying who last modified a method, or discovering whether tests are passing — all from right where you are in your code.

Collaborate more
Deliver software faster

Visual Studio Professional 2015 with MSDN includes Team Foundation Server 2015. Get the benefit of the tools, services, and resources to facilitate better team collaboration and analytics feedback to deliver successful software projects. Take advantage of agile project planning tools, team rooms, charts and more included.

MSDN Subscription
Exclusive access to Microsoft's vast developer resources

With a Visual Studio Professional with MSDN subscription, you get the software and benefits you need to stay up on all things code: including access to core Microsoft software for development and test, monthly cloud credits, collaboration tools, training courses, professional support, and more — the latest and greatest from Microsoft.

Visual Studio Enterprise 2015

Enterprise-grade solutions with advanced capabilities for teams working on projects of any size and complexity

  • Load testing, automated testing, and new IntelliTest capabilities
  • Ability to manage complexity and resolve issues fast by using IntelliTrace
  • MSDN subscription benefits including dev/test software, Azure credits, training, and more

Enterprise DevOps
Ship better software, more frequently

Streamline and automate the workflow between development and IT operations and deploy applications faster. The Release Management capabilities in Visual Studio 2015 enable you to deploy continuously and define release stages, acceptance criteria, and approval workflows to automate the release process. After deployment is complete, close the loop between production and development and fix bugs faster with real insights and data captured directly in production.

Enterprise Agile
Create and empower agile teams

Agile tools and project management capabilities optimized for enterprise-scale projects help you manage work across projects and teams in an environment that's productive and easy to use.

Manage complexity
Easily conquer even the largest solutions

Use innovative modeling tools and create the high-quality, mission-critical software that is the engine of your business. Easily manage dependencies and even the largest codebases with tools for code mapping and architectural discovery. Use advanced monitoring and debugging tools to identify, triage and fix complex application issues faster than ever.

No more "no repro"
Go back in time with code execution history for .NET code

As you edit and run your .NET code locally, you encounter an unexpected behavior — this could be a bug! Diagnosing such issues can sometimes take hours of searching through source code and repeated guesses where to set breakpoints. Using the diagnostic tools in Visual Studio 2015 and IntelliTrace, you can see the history of your code's execution and navigate back in time to inspect state without manually setting breakpoints. This will save you a lot of time that you can spend more productively instead.

Higher-quality code
It's unit testing — now faster and easier

Use IntelliTest to quickly generate relevant unit tests for your code — automatically. IntelliTest dramatically reduces the effort involved in creating unit tests for new or existing code, so you can focus on building features instead. Easily create sets of unit tests for legacy code that has never been looked at before and increase path coverage and code quality — with minimum effort.

Unlimited load testing
Understand what your application can handle before you deploy

Visual Studio makes integrating load testing into your development process easy, and will help you avoid nasty surprises in production. Whether those surprises are caused by worldwide distribution, the scale of your customer base or problems that only manifest in multi-day runs, Visual Studio load testing will give you the analytics to solve those problems before you deploy.

MSDN subscription
Exclusive access to Microsoft's vast developer resources

With a Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscription, you get all the software and benefits you need to stay up on all things code, including access to virtually all Microsoft software for development and test, monthly cloud credits, collaboration tools, training courses, professional support, and more — all the latest and greatest from Microsoft.

For further information on Visual Studio 2015 & MSDN please call MicroWay on 1300 553 313 or email.


Previous Versions

Looking for Visual Studio 2013 or 2012?

  • Visual Studio 2015 with MSDN comes with VS2013, VS2012 and all older versions.

Older versions of SQL Server, Windows Server and other Microsoft products are available upon request. Contact MicroWay for details.

For further information on Visual Studio 2015 & MSDN please call MicroWay on 1300 553 313 or email.



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