Visual Studio Ultimate lets you use flexible, agile planning tools like capacity planning, taskboards, and backlog management, to enable incremental development techniques. Use advanced modeling, discovery, and architecture tools to describe your system and help ensure that your architecture vision is preserved in the implementation. Bring development and operation teams together by using IntelliTrace, Operations Manager Connector, and Preemptive Analytics. Improve quality and reduce time to resolution by generating actionable bugs from deployed software.
From desktop experiences to Windows Store applications on tablets and applications for Windows Phones, applications created with Visual Studio Ultimate fully integrate with the underlying platform, enabling experiences that differentiate from the rest.
Collaborate more effectively with your team using Team Rooms to maintain a destination for discussing issues, sharing status, and tracking decisions with team members. Stay on top of your projects current and future needs with agile portfolio management, backlog management, capacity planning, and task boards.
Use emerging web design patterns in one ASP.NET solution so you can develop applications that span the stack without managing different WebForms, MVC, and Web API projects.
InRelease release management makes automated deployments repeatable and reliable so that new capabilities can predictably be sent to production. Business-approval workflows ensure sufficient communication between stakeholders at greater velocity to make sure that the release is done correctly.
Visual Studio Ultimate provides integrated tools that greatly simplify building business applications that heavily rely on data entry and visualization and seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Office on-premises and in the cloud, enabling customized collaboration and productivity applications based on the tools already familiar to the business users.
MSDN comes with a monthly credit for Windows Azure, access to SQL Server, Windows and Windows Server, Windows Store and Phone developer accounts, 4 tech support incidents, an Office 365 Developer Subscription, 2 Microsoft E-Learning courses — and much more.
1.60 GHz or faster
Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64), Windows 8 (x86 and x64), Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64), Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64), Windows Server 2012 (x64), Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)
1GB (1.5GB if running on a virtual machine)
Internet access (Connect time charges may apply)
DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
5400 RPM hard drive
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