Get enhanced tools for creating Windows Store applications. UI Responsiveness Analyzer and Energy Consumption profiler for XAML and HTML apps make better use of the devices they run on for longer and stable usage. Blend for XAML includes rulers and custom guides for precise pixel perfect interfaces.
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. Use Browser Link to keep modern browsers in sync with the markup updates that you have made.
Get more insight into your code with Peek Definition to get the context of any line of code without having to leave the line of code. Keep in touch with your team and collaborate on projects with team members with Team Explorer in Visual Studio.
Get updates to the tools, controls and templates, new Coded UI test support for XAML apps, UI Responsiveness Analyzer and Energy Consumption profiler for XAML & HTML apps, enhanced memory profiling tools for HTML apps, and improved integration with the Windows Store.
Powerful development with Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office allows for new customized collaboration and productivity applications based on the tools already familiar to your end-users.
Work in a unified IDE to create solutions for the web, desktop, cloud, server, and phone
Examine and refine your code quality with extensive tools for app debugging, profiling, and unit testing
Get access to Microsoft platforms and tools past and present, with new releases added all the time
Take your apps to the cloud, Windows Store, and Windows Phone Marketplace with included services as subscription benefits
Provision and manage virtual lab environments for testing with consistent configurations
Coordinate your team with agile project management tools
Collaborate and archive your team's collective knowledge with Team Room
Organize and define your test plans with test case management and exploratory testing
Automate user interface tests to validate application UI
Reliably capture and reproduce bugs found during manual and exploratory testing to eliminate "no repro" bugs
Understand the dependencies and relationships in your code through visualization
Quickly get fast answers about the code you are working on with CodeLens
Collect and analyze runtime diagnostic data from production systems
Perform web performance and load testing, on-premises or cloud-based
Design architectural layer diagrams to then validate code implements the architecture
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
Visual Studio Professional is licensed on a per-user basis. Each licensed user may install and use the software on any number of devices to design, develop, test, and demonstrate their programs. The software included in the license is the current version of the software, Visual Studio Professional 2013, plus downgrade rights to simultaneously run prior versions of Visual Studio Professional to which you may otherwise have access.
If you are an individual developer working in a classroom learning environment, for academic research, or contributing to open source projects you may qualify for a free version of Visual Studio, called Visual Studio Community. Visual Studio Community 2013 includes all the great functionality of Visual Studio Professional 2013, designed and optimized for individual developers, students, open source contributors, and small teams. Click here to learn more and download.
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