Wednesday, April 05, 2006 8:07 AM
Could someone clarify which Visual Studio 2005 edition is required in order to have the ability to profile C++ code execution. The product comparison grid seems to indicate that the team system edition is required, but the buying guide at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/howtobuy/guide/default.aspx (Judd appears to be my man here - Judd needs the professional edition) says that "profile guided optimizations brings our work to the next level". Presumably this means that the profiler is included in the professional edition.
Since I don't need any of the team working functionality, I would rather purchase the professional edition.
Any advice appreciated here...
Wednesday, April 05, 2006 8:13 AMModerator
Oliver: even though the names are similar the profiler for C++ execution and Profile Guided Optimization are different features and do not share any common components. The Professional Edition includes support for Profile Guided Optimizations but to have support for execution profiling you do need the Team Server Edition.
So if you just need PGO then the Professional Edition is the one you need.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006 11:42 AMThanks Jonathan, looks like I'll have to fork out for the team version:( Any words of wisdom on the best option for purchasing - MSDN subscription or just buy a copy? I may end up buying 4 or 5 copies...