Visual Studio Professional 2015 (English)


Visual Studio Professional 2015 (English)

Visual Studio Professional 2015 is rated3.5 out of5 by8.
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£506.00 incl. VAT

Professional developer tools and services for individual developers or small teams.

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Professional developer tools and services for individual developers or small teams.




Develop across devices and the cloud

Everything you need

Get enhanced tools for creating Windows Store applications. UI Responsiveness Analyser 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.


Make More

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.


Achieve more

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.




1.6 GHz or faster processor

Operating System

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


1GB (1.5GB if running on a virtual machine)

Hard Disk Space



Internet access (Connect time charges may apply)

Video Card

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)

User licensing

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 2015, 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 2015 includes all the great functionality of Visual Studio Professional 2015, designed and optimized for individual developers, students, open source contributors, and small teams. Click here to learn more and download.

Ratings and reviews

Rated 5 out of5 by fromXamarin is a big plusI have worked on various IDEs like NetBeans, Eclipse, Android Studio and JetBrains IDEs but when it comes to developer productivity Visual Studio is an undisputed leader. The new addition of Xamarin make it the ultimate choice for developers to develop any type of application not just for Windows but also for Linux.
Date published: 2016-06-17
Rated 4 out of5 by fromAwesome product!I had just bought this product today, and I am already coding a server/client model program with it, but sadly I am not seeing a big difference between this version and the community version in terms of look and feel and what I am able to do in Vsual Studio Professional as compared to the free version of Visual Studio Community. And for those who just want a great programming GUI IDE, that is free, then stick with Visual Studio Community, but if you just want to own this software then go ahead and buy it, it's well worth the cost..
Date published: 2016-02-03
Rated 1 out of5 by fromPoor pricing, great productVisual Studio has always been the best development platform around and VS 2015 is one of the most significant upgrades yet. However, with no upgrade option, it's costly, especially as an individual developer, to buy the product every couple of years.Bottom line: 5 stars for the MS developers and -4 for MS sales.
Date published: 2015-11-18
Rated 5 out of5 by fromgameBought l his a month ago and so happy l did.......
Date published: 2015-11-13
Rated 5 out of5 by fromThge best IDE - period.I've used VS for professional development since the inception of .NET. It's the de-facto for MS platforms, and is now an immensely powerful tool for producing pretty any kind of application. The only real criticism I can make is it's size - it needs a lot of resources. 2015 isn't a huge leap over 2013, although the improved integration with source control is a nice feature.
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 2 out of5 by fromFairOverall is good but I don't see much improvement for basic developpment version after version. Over the years it's really expensive. Microsoft should communicate more precisely on their technology. The strategy is not clear. Are winforms dead ? We don't see much improvement but there is a lot of work that could be done..
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 1 out of5 by fromNo Upgrade from VS 2013This is a great product, but not providing an upgrade version for VS 2013 Pro users without MSDN like me is not nice.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 5 out of5 by fromGreat features and easy to use interfaces.I've been demoing a Visual Studio license and I love it. Plus there are already PowerShell plug ins! Thanks!
Date published: 2015-09-21
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