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Microsoft Visual Studio FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft Visual Studio offer?

Microsoft Visual Studio has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $45.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription, Open Source
Free Trial: Available

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Q. Who are the typical users of Microsoft Visual Studio?

Microsoft Visual Studio has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Microsoft Visual Studio support?

Microsoft Visual Studio supports the following languages:
Chinese (Simplified), English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian


Q. Does Microsoft Visual Studio support mobile devices?

Microsoft Visual Studio supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Microsoft Visual Studio offer an API?

No, Microsoft Visual Studio does not have an API available.


Q. What level of support does Microsoft Visual Studio offer?

Microsoft Visual Studio offers the following support options:
Chat, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum, Email/Help Desk

Microsoft Visual Studio product overview

Price starts from

45

Per month

Flat Rate

What is Microsoft Visual Studio?

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

Key benefits of using 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.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Chat
    Knowledge Base
    FAQs/Forum
    Email/Help Desk

    Training options

    Videos
    Documentation

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    Microsoft Visual Studio users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.6

    /5

    2.9K

    Positive reviews

    97

    %

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.78/10
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    Pros
    It is one of the best if not the best development environment for almost every type of programming language. Especially if you want to program in any of Microsoft's proprietary programming languages.
    I have had very good programming experience with this solution. The view and layout is nice and comfortable for when you have a lot to work with.
    I love all of the out of the box capabilities, but also love how quickly you can add in great tools from others (like custom controls).
    Cons
    Before it didn't support python, and I write code in python, and I used to hate VS for this, but now with the new version of V2017 and VS2019. This problem is catered for.
    Often the launch of the application is very slow, and due to bad logs, it can be difficult for me to find the problem that has arisen.
    Beginners will definitely be intimidated by how hard learning everything is.

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    praveen K.

    systems engineer

    Banking, 1,001-5,000 employees

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    Microsoft visual studio is awsome

    Reviewed 3 years ago

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    Stefano D.

    Ceo

    Financial Services, 1-10 employees

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    Very effective

    Reviewed 3 years ago

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    Carlos M.

    Design, 501-1,000 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    This tools is a example to be followed.

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    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.

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    Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    I recommend Microsoft Visual Studio if you are a coder.

    Reviewed 10 months ago

    Microsoft Visual Studio is an excellent coding environment software program. It is very easy to use and user-friendly. And it is lightweight and runs smoothly on PCs. It supports almost all programming languages and offers many helpful extensions. These features make it the best IDE in my opinion.

    Pros

    What I like the most about Microsoft Visual Studio is its support for multiple programming languages, and there are a bunch of extensions that are so helpful, such as Prettier, Live Server and Emmet..

    Cons

    Honestly, there is nothing I don't like about VS Code. I would suggest making the user interface even more creative and providing a wider selection of themes to choose from.

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    Health, Wellness and Fitness, 10,001+ employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Value for money
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    • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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    Just Upgraded to 2107 after 2008 was decomissioned lots of bugs

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    This is a very useful tool. We use it to provide reporting and analytics for our entire operation. It's SSIS features and reporting tools allow us to present data in different formats and real time so issues can be resolved and we can look high level or as detailed as needed at our organaization.

    Pros

    I like how the Microsoft product continues to evolve. In 2017 we make SSIS on its own server. It speeds up Queries and has always on availability groups. Moving it to the cloud has also helped make it more available. It now has a more robust reporting tool to provide analytics on use and ways to improve run times and queries

    Cons

    It is a lot different then previous versions. All of the code required major changes to run. There was several issues with connecting to Access databases and Microsoft products that are "known bugs" or being worked on. I cant understand why a product gets out that doesn't integrate with other microsoft products flawlessly.

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    Nishedh J.

    Computer Software, 11-50 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Microsoft Visual Studio Review

    Reviewed 3 months ago

    One of the best IDE for software development as it is easy to use, it supports intelligence, supports coding, designing, debugging, testing and deployment.

    Pros

    One of the best Integrated Development Environment as supports coding, designing, debugging, testing and deployment. It supports multi language such as C#, javascript, Typescript etc.

    Cons

    It might be complex for beginner's, need license to run as a professional.

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    Min Ye Y.

    Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

    Used monthly for 6-12 months

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Microsoft Visual Studio

    Reviewed 10 months ago

    -Multiple Language Support-User-Friendly Interface-Updates and Improvements

    Pros

    -Feature-rich IDE-Intuitive User Interface-Integration with Microsoft Ecosystem-Extensibility-Debugging and Diagnostics Tools-Continuous Improvement-Community and Support-Cross-platform Development

    Cons

    -Resource Intensive-Installation Size-Updates and Stability-Steep Learning Curve-License and Pricing-Lack of Intuitive Features-Integration Limitations-Performance on Large Solutions

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