Effective October 1, 2020, Microsoft has drastically reduced the price to upgrade from a Visual Studio Subscription to the equivalent edition including GitHub Enterprise for Enterprise Agreement (EA) customers only. As of October, the price of Visual Studio Subscription without GitHub Enterprise and a Visual Studio Subscription with GitHub Enterprise is almost equal.
To get the most of your investment, we recommend upgrading to
- Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise with GitHub Enterprise
- Microsoft Visual Studio Professional with GitHub Enterprise
For more information on Microsoft Visual Studio Subscriptions with GitHub Enterprise, please visit: https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/subscriptions/visual-studio-github/.
For more details on the upgrade to Microsoft Visual Studio Subscriptions with GitHub Enterprise, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/subscriptions/assign-github.
Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Enterprise with GitHub Enterprise and Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Professional with GitHub Enterprise, effective May 1, 2019.
Effective April 1, 2019, Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Visual Studio 2019. With Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 you can improve existing projects and build the next generation of cloud-native solutions. This latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) empowers individual developers and teams to turn ideas into exceptional applications.
For further information and a preview of Microsoft Visual Studio 2019, please visit: https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/preview/.
Microsoft announced that Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services becomes Microsoft Azure DevOps. To read the full announcement, please visit the site: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/release-notes/2018/sep-10-azure-devops-launch. In this context you might also be interested in the Azure DevOps billing FAQ: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/organizations/billing/billing-faq?view=vsts&tabs=new-nav.
The extended support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 ends October 10th, 2017. This includes the following Microsoft Visual Studio products:
- Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015
- Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015
- Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional 2015
- Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015
- Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015
- Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2015 for Desktop
- Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2015 for Web
- Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2015 for Windows 10
- Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 Express
- Release Management for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
It is highly recommended to update affected systems before those dates.
Microsoft has launched Visual Studio 2017 Subscription, which replaces Visual Studio with MSDN. The most important change is the fact that the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) moniker has been deemphasized: what used to be called “Visual Studio with MSDN” is now called “a Visual Studio Subscription”. This subscription label may cause confusion because it suggests a lack of perpetual use rights. Fortunately, though, this new offer continues to offer the same perpetual use rights as before. A comparison of the Visual Studio 2015 with MSDN and Visual Studio 2017 Subscription use rights reveals no changes worth mentioning, and pricing has not changed either.
Visit https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/pricing/ for a detailed overview of the Visual Studio Subscriptions.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 subscriptions include developer tools, cloud services, software, support and training. They include the most comprehensive set of resources for you to create, deploy, and manage great applications on your preferred platforms and devices, including Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux.
On March 31, 2016, the SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition is being discontinued as a paid Volume Licensing program offering and instead, will be made available as part of the free Visual Studio Dev Essentials program.
SQL Server Developer Edition license offerings will no longer be sold in Volume Licensing and starting April 1, 2016, the software can be downloaded at the Microsoft website.
Microsoft will increase Visual Studio Professional monthly subscription prices to properly establish Service Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA) prices relative to Visual Studio Professional monthly subscription prices in other Volume Licensing programs. Beginning January 1, 2016 there will be a 68% price increase for Visual Studio Professional monthly subscription prices in Service Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA).
Visual Studio Deployment Datacenter 2013 Management license provides the ability to publish deployments orchestrated by Visual Studio Release Management capabilities to targeted machines. Each license is processor based, covering a targeted machine with two physical processors and unlimited number of managed Operating System Environments (OSEs).