Visual Studio is an app development environment by the Microsoft company that enables developers to build apps for multiple platforms like Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, web, and cloud. It features four products for app development: Visual Studio IDE, Visual Studio Code, Azure DevOps, and Visual Studio App Center. In this article, we cover user reviews and pricing. Ready to try Visual Studio? Sign up for free.
What Visual Studio Does Well
Users who gave Visual Studio a positive review like that it supports a wide range of programming languages and that it is easy to use especially for IT beginners. They also mentioned that its IntelliSense feature makes the process of writing codes faster. Others commended its dependable customer support.
One user who gave Visual Studio a positive review on Capterra like that it provides a facility to implement applications for web, desktop, console, mobile, and more. He likes that it can show errors and exceptions and that it allows users to fix those easily.
What Visual Studio Does Not Do Well
Users who gave Visual Studio a negative review complained that it is often unstable, sometimes crashes, and takes time to start. They added that it has so many features that can be overwhelming.
One user who gave Visual Studio a negative review on GetApp said that it is slower compared to its competitors. He stated that installing the IDE and additional languages took him over an hour, while typing and running the debugger or compiler can be sluggish at times. He added that Visual Studio is crash-prone.
Visual Studio Pricing
Visual Studio offers three paid standard subscription options: Visual Studio Professional ($1,999/first year per user), and Visual Studio Test Professional ($2,169/first year per user), and Visual Studio Enterprise ($5,999/first year per user). Renewal prices give users $1,260 to $3,430 of yearly discount.
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All plans are paid in full at the start of the billing cycle.
The main differences between the plans are its target users, access to Office 365 Pro Plus and Professional Plus 2019, and more.
Visual Studio also offers cloud subscriptions ranging from $45 to $250/month per user and a standalone license at $45/month per user or $49/user (one-time fee).
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Visual Studio Features
Check out the list below of some of Visual Studio’s features:
- Edit and debug apps on any OS
- Built-in Git support
- 4000+ extensions
- Agile planning
- Any IDE/editor and language
- Build in the cloud
- Test on real devices
- Deploy everywhere with ease
- Monitor app health
- Engage users with push notifications
Visual Studio FAQ
On what operating systems can Visual Studio Code run?
Is there a size limit for the apps built?
Here is a list of some of Visual Studio’s popular integrations:
- Intel VTune Amplifier
- Altova UModel