Develop across devices and the cloud
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.
Any app for any platform
Create applications for multiple devices, PCs, and the web — all powered by the cloud, and built on top of your existing applications and skills. Cross-platform technologies help you create applications for Windows, Android, and iOS from a single development solution.
Understand your team code
Visual Studio Professional provides powerful features to quickly understand your code. Code lens helps you stay focused on your work by showing code references, changes to your code, displaying who last modified a method, or discovering whether tests are passing — all from right where you are in your code.
Deliver software faster
Visual Studio Professional with MSDN includes Team Foundation Server 2015. Get the benefit of the tools, services, and resources to facilitate better team collaboration and analytics feedback to deliver successful software projects. Take advantage of agile project planning tools, team rooms, charts and more included.
Exclusive access to Microsoft’s vast developer resources (1-year subscription)
With a Visual Studio Professional with MSDN subscription, you get the software and benefits you need to stay up on all things code: including access to core Microsoft software for development and test, monthly cloud credits, collaboration tools, training, professional support, and more — the latest and greatest from Microsoft.
1.6 GHz or faster processor
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), Windows 10
1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
Hard Disk Space
Internet access (Connect time charges may apply)
DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
Other system requirements
For Windows Store and Windows Universal app development:
- • Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 development require Windows 8.1 Update or later.
- • Windows Phone 8.0 development require Windows 8.1 Update (x64) or later.
- • For the Windows emulators, Windows 8.1 (x64) Professional edition or higher, and a processor that supports Client Hyper-V and Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)