About Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio Online comes in three main packages (each customizable), as well as the freemium version:

<li>BASIC $14.90
<li>PROFESSIONAL $33.52
<li>ADVANCED $44.69

Online support and guidance is provided in each paid plan as well as an online knowledgebase and video tutorials.

Pricing starting from:

US$14,95/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Microsoft Visual Studio

  • Project collaboration and managing tasks - Microsoft Visual Studio Online allows you to create, build and manage numerous projects online with the ability to edit and view reports on the go. Microsoft Visual Studio Online lets you create task and user permissions and enables you to manage project and task success for individual employees and teams.

  • Customization, reports and Excel - With Microsoft Visual Studio Online you can develop a bespoke dashboard as well as custom reports, allowing you to view only the data that is of importance. The collaboration software lets you download results to Microsoft Excel for further analysis and view charts, diagrams and more.

  • Software insights, bug tracking and backlogs - Once you setup a software project, Microsoft Visual Studio Online allows you to track all development and code to give you an exact insight into progress. This lets you track bugs in software that may occur and create backlogs.

  • Programming languages - Microsoft Visual Studio Online supports Linux, .NET, Node.js, Java, iOS, Android, Windows, PHP, Python and Ruby.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    Chinese, English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian

    Pricing starting from:

    US$14,95/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Microsoft Visual Studio: 19

    • 2D Drawing
    • 3D Games
    • Animation
    • Charting
    • Code Development
    • Code Editing
    • Data Modeling
    • Debugging
    • Deployment Management
    • For Developers
    • Game Development
    • Graphical User Interface
    • In-App Purchase
    • In-Game Analytics
    • Integrated Development Environment
    • Multi-player Gaming Network
    • Projections
    • Web/Mobile App Development
    • Website Development

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,6 /5
    (2 192)
    Value for Money
    4,4/5
    Features
    4,6/5
    Ease of Use
    4,3/5
    Customer Support
    4,2/5

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    Carlos M.
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    This tools is a example to be followed.

    Reviewed on 2022/01/06

    I use day by day working with game development integrated with Unity and to prepare classes as a...

    I use day by day working with game development integrated with Unity and to prepare classes as a Professor in the area.

    Pros

    Microsoft Visual Studio is very well integrated to other tools for application and games programming. It is plenty of highlights and default settings that help the workflow! You only need to install and use, is much enough. But, it is possible customize as much as you want too. One of my favorite computational tools.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be heavy for some computational systems, but it is not a big setback, because there is lighter version.

    Maaz M.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Microsoft Visual Studio...

    Reviewed on 2021/12/16

    I love Microsoft Visual studio for its powerful engine, across the operating systems development...

    I love Microsoft Visual studio for its powerful engine, across the operating systems development capabilities, easy support and the quite affordable licensing fee.

    Pros

    Microsoft Visual Studio is a very convenient and powerful application development software. You can easily create or edit and test a software using it. You can develop applications for all major ooerating systems like Windows, Linux, Android, IOS, etc with it. It supports all basic and advanced programming languages like C, C++, Python, JavaScript, PHP, etc. MS Visual Studio hosts very useful code completion and a powerful auto-suggest feature aling with wide variety of extentions. It comes with plenty of pre-built useful starter projects so you get started without wasting time on setting up basics. It offers a free trial of the paid version along with a completely free version which is very useful for students and freelancers. The subscription price for the paid version is also quite affordable. Its vast and active online community makes getting support easy.

    Cons

    As far as I have used Microsoft Visual Studio, it has no big problems, except that Nuget packaes sometimes encounter problems. Also the system becomes quite dull and slow when running it, which is obvious due to its huge size.

    Van V.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Computer Games
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    It gets the job done; just may not be a full-featured package that you might need

    Reviewed on 2022/01/10

    Pros

    Can quickly connect to remote computers to help troubleshoot problem securely.

    Cons

    It's not a full package as far as remote management goes.

    Rodrigo T.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    It was great, now I just think it's enough

    Reviewed on 2021/10/15

    We use it daily to maintain systems in windows, web, uwp and apps. But the tools make easy tasks...

    We use it daily to maintain systems in windows, web, uwp and apps. But the tools make easy tasks difficult. For example, you have a Xamarin that never really looks finished, with a third-rate xaml design, uwp that seems to repeatedly disconnect the IDE so that you need to recompile the project to make simple changes, and a total abandonment of Visual Basic. Microsoft doesn't seem to understand that if you like the productivity of VB you will NEVER WANT the complexity of C#. VS seems to be moving in the direction of being harder rather than easier. VS is it good? YES. VS is it productive? No more. Solve the task? YES. Do you have fun with him? Not here.

    Pros

    In an environment that becomes familiar with use, you have access to several built-in functions, plus a bunch of solutions (some paid or third-party) that deliver advanced design, development, source code protection, and publishing capabilities. Microsoft's initiative to maintain the community version is very good.

    Cons

    With each new version the tool becomes more complex, rather than cleaner. The developer expects little cognitive overhead, expects to be able to hide repetitive boiler plate tasks when they don't need to be seen, expects it to be easy to internationalize the application. There are more and more features that the smaller company will never use, such as live share, the translation of uwp apps is VERY confusing, the windows forms design is terrible and doesn't fit right to HIDPI. Lots and lots of things you don't care about and things that you really miss never come. It's a contradiction to create AI helpers that copy your code to "make it easy", while you want it to be an easy-to-use tool that displays complexity ONLY if you need to.

    Alternatives Considered

    IntelliJ IDEA

    Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Visual Studio

    Honestly it was chosen mainly because there were legacy applications to maintain and convert to new platforms. Also due to UWP, for which there are no other tools. But in parallel we use JetBrains tools, as they are easier for some tasks. If XOJO were cheaper, it would have become our main development tool. Do not misunderstand me. Do I like Visual Studio? YES. Do I like the way the project has progressed over the last decade? SURELY NOT. Everything you get used to and like about Microsoft seems to be murdered by themselves in the next lap of the race. There seems to be paranoia around C# and F# and XAML (F# people also complain about abandonment), and an absolute meaninglessness in the future of these technologies: everything gets more and more complicated, more and more confused, you struggle to learn and evolve and when it starts to make money the technology is "mature" and is abandoned. Then Visual Studio once an essential productivity tool, today it's another useful tool that you like and dislike.
    Carlos hugo martin C.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio

    Reviewed on 2022/01/03

    We have used them to generate components that consume Microsoft (Cloud) or Windows Server services.

    We have used them to generate components that consume Microsoft (Cloud) or Windows Server services.

    Pros

    The help it gives you in each of the stages of software development, in addition to its ease of integrating with different tools.

    Cons

    It requires many resources and dependencies. In addition, the tool for creating installers is very generic.

    Alternatives Considered

    Eclipse IDE and PyCharm

    Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Visual Studio

    The .Net libraries are better equipped to consume Windows Server services as well as Microsoft's Cloud services.

    Switched From

    Eclipse IDE and PyCharm

    Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Visual Studio

    Because of the ease it offers to generate programs capable of consuming Windows Server services as well as Microsoft's Cloud services.
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    Microsoft Visual Studio offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$14,95/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    <b>Free for the first 5 users €14.90/month for additional users</b>

    Microsoft Visual Studio has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    Microsoft Visual Studio supports the following languages:

    Chinese, English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian

    Microsoft Visual Studio supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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    Microsoft Visual Studio offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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