Editions of Visual Studio 2013

Since inception of Microsoft Visual Studio Microsoft has continuously made enhancements and improvements in Visual Studio.
Now in this blog we will learn about the Visual Studio 2013 Editions.
Visual Studio 2013 comes with the following editions:
  1. Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate.
  2. Visual Studio 2013 Premium.
  3. Visual Studio 2013 Professional.
  4. Visual Studio 2013 Test Professional.
  5. Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013.
Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate This edition provides the integrated environment of tools and server for developing entire applications. It provides those results with customizable, future scope, productive and depending on the future trends.
Key Points
  • Increase the transparency in entire Web Page lifecycle.
  • Maintains the traceability.
  • Provides the facility to target multiple platforms.
  • Provides support for various technologies including cloud computing and Windows Phone. 
Download a Trial version from the Microsoft website:
 System Requirements (references Microsoft site)
 
Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2013
  • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2013 (x64)
Hardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 10 GB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card that runs at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
Visual Studio 2013 Premium
This edition has the capability to solve the most difficult problems with the help advanced tools that makes the development process very fast and reliable.
This edition includes an advanced code analysis tool that helps to avoid creating runtime errors in a program during the coding phase of an application, it also provides advanced testing and debugging tools that finds and removes the runtime errors very quickly.
Provides the facility to manage the testing environment of the application.
 
Key Points
  • includes advanced tools.
  • advanced code analysis tool.
  • advanced testing and debugging tools.
  • manage testing environment.
  • provides tha ability to track every role and task of business and development teams.
 Download a Trial version from the Microsoft website: System Requirements (reference Microsoft site)
Operating System
 
Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2013
  • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2013 (x64)
Hardware Requirements
 
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 10 GB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card that runs at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
Visual Studio 2013 Professional

This edition provides the facility for basic tasks to create, debug and deploy applications, it provides an effective design surface that targets various platforms including SharePoint, Silverlight and cloud applications.
 
Key Points
  • Useful for basic tasks.
  • Powerful design surface using CSS3 and HTML5.
  • Targets various platform and technologies including Silverlight,SharePoint and cloud applications.
  • Similar to other editions, it supports CSS3 and HTML5.
Download a trial version from the Microsoft website:
System Requirements (reference the Microsoft site)

Operating System

 
Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2013
  • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2013 (x64)
Hardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 10 GB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card that runs at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
Visual Studio 2013 Test Professional

This editions manages and executes the test cases, defines requirements, gets customer feedback and traces everything in the project until the final deployment.
It solves the complex application development process by integrating the testers, product managers and stakeholders in the development process.
 
Key Points
  • Manages the testing  requirement,
  • Defines the requirements and execute test cases.
  • Retrieves the customer's feedback.
  • Traces application entire application development process.
Download a trial version from the Microsoft website:
System Requirements (reference the Microsoft site)
Operating System
Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2013
  • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2013 (x64)
Hardware Requirements
  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor.
  • 1 GB (32 Bit) or 2 GB (64 Bit) of RAM (Add 512MB to host if running in a virtual machine).
  • 500 MB of available hard disk space.
  • 5400 RPM hard disk drive.
  • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution.
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013
Provides the communication among teams, this edition is responsible for application Life Cycle Management for building fast and accurate applications.
Download a trial version from the Microsoft website:
System Requirements (reference the Microsoft site)  

Operating System

 
Windows 7 Service Pack 1,Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2013 Hardware Requirements:
  • 2.2 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB RAM – Basic installation
  • 2 GB RAM – Standard installation (no SharePoint)
  • 10 GB RAM – Full installation (includes SharePoint)
  • 8 GB of available hard disk space
Summary

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