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Microsoft Visual Studio product overview

Price starts from

14.95

/user

Per month

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

    Microsoft Visual Studio pricing information

    Value for money

    4.4

    /5

    2.3K

    Starting from

    14.95

    /user

    Per month

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    Microsoft Visual Studio features

    Functionality

    4.6

    /5

    2.3K

    Total features

    19

    4 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Projections
    In-Game Analytics
    Debugging
    Integrated Development Environment
    Charting
    Code Editing
    Game Development
    Deployment Management

    Functionality contenders

    Microsoft Visual Studio users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.6

    /5

    2.3K

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.77/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    1,544

    752

    71

    7

    1

    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.

    EL

    Eddy L.

    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.

    EL

    Eddy L.

    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).

    TJ

    Timothy J.

    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.

    SB

    SIMON B.

    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.

    AJ

    Alex J.

    Beginners will definitely be intimidated by how hard learning everything is.

    JM

    John M.

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating

    Very effective

    Reviewed 8 months ago

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    Stefano D.: Hi. I'm Stefano, I'm a small business owner. I give to Microsoft Visual Studio four out of...

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    praveen K.

    systems engineer

    Banking, 10,001+ employees

    Review source

    Overall Rating

    Microsoft visual studio is awsome

    Reviewed 8 months ago

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    Praveen K.: Hey. My name is Praveen. I work as a web engineer for a banking domain. I rate four out of...

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    • Ease of use
    • Features
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Powerful and very versatile tool.

    Reviewed 14 days ago
    Pros

    I love the idea that VS Code fits seamlessly into any development environment, making it a perfect fit for any programming language. It has many plugins that speed up the code creation process and above all, it allows you to build the IDE yourself to your liking and need.

    Cons

    One flaw I can describe is the fact that VS Code probably has a lot of cool and interesting features that we'll probably never get to use, either wanting a more intuitive interface or not feeling the need. I feel that VS Code should promote more those tools that are rarely used but that they feel can help the end user a lot.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Know More about Microsoft visual studio

    Reviewed 20 days ago

    Well I love Microsoft visual studio because I used to have problems in creating website's and programs but when when I found it,it solved every thing,it is fast when using it,very easy to use,it is free to use,it alerts you in case of an error occurred and you clear it though it sometimes requires you to restart the computer,it is very good and easy in managing codes though I hate that easy advantage of it because you find someone who never used and have no idea on it can use it and that brings limited jobs to us people it that industry of software and programing but otherwise I greatly recommend it to any one to use it,am sure you will love it. Thanks

    Pros

    I liked its many features it has,the languages it provides in over 30 plus languages. It does not require much learn so its easy to use. Its free to use and it does many works for example: creating and managing codes It has many platform's in it

    Cons

    I hate it in debugging,sometimes it Struck's and requires you to restart the computer

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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    Powerful IDE but memory hungry

    Reviewed a year ago

    I love to write code using the Visual Studio Integrated development environment (IDE) software. Visual Studio (IDE) is powerful but with great power comes great responsibility. That is where the software lacks. Its memory hungry and slows down the system after long use. The latest release version of the software is 2019 which is what I have been using for now. However, the most stable version was in 2017. It hardly crashed on me or made my system go to its knees. There are few kinds of editions available for this software like Developer edition, Enterprise edition, etc. that one can subscribe to depending on the need. However, the subscription cost is more than average compared to other IDEs.

    Pros

    a) It's feature-rich and provides strong and seamless integrations with several other products from the Microsoft family. b) One can develop any kind of application written using any kind of technology through this IDE be it .Net, Java, JavaScript, etc. c) The software is easily extensible through extensions that help one integrate third-party components easily. d) It has an intelligent auto-complete...

    Cons

    a) The IDE takes a long time to load and once it's fully active with the project solution loaded, it really takes up a lot of RAM making even a good and powerful system slow down in the long run. b) The IDE crashes occasionally, especially when you do a lot of debugging using it. However, when the app restarts after the crash, it does give you the option to recover the last saved work. So that's handy. c) The menu is way too vast and it's easy to get lost in them trying to find out a certain option. Thankfully there is a global search box for the app to quickly type and find the option you are looking for. d) The updates are released quite frequently. Since each update is large (> 500MB), its takes a while to update the software thereby interrupting your work.

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Father of Drag-n-Drop builder with slickest UI!!!

    Reviewed 4 months ago

    Microsoft Visual Studio is the upgradation of Visual Basic and other IDE to integrate into a big one. For newbie in coding, Visual basic provides the thoughts & experiences of a professional application developer. Simple & easy UI lets you learn & implement an idea into reality at first day at school. Inputs minimal writings & wares out maximum integrated system. What else do you need from a Drag-n-Drop revolution???

    Pros

    The Microsoft Visual Studio is the best Drag-n-Drop coding platform where a user can tweak ideas and algorithms into simpler and fastest way, make a trial on the go while building apps & software's, Handling database. When you don't have or have a basic coding idea, go for MVS. It will never disappoint you.

    Cons

    Integrating Plugins & libraries into MVS core system is a bit handful mastery that needs to be mastered for advanced complex stage. MVS decodes a bit slower than other platform. Cross platform support is a least. Multiple user session for remote work is a hard nut to crack in MVS.

    Overall Rating
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    • Ease of use
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    App Development App

    Reviewed 2 months ago

    I started using visual code while developing in c# language. It is fast and convenient.

    Pros

    What I like most about Visual studio is that it has inbuilt environment and frameworks that can be installed with the App. I also like that there is direct integration with github

    Cons

    I found it kind of hard to install mostly because it requires fast internet as it is a bit heavy.

    Microsoft Visual Studio FAQs and common questions

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

    Microsoft Visual Studio has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $14.95/month
    Pricing model: Free, Subscription, Open Source
    Free Trial: Available


    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

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