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VS 2015 Express Offerings

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  • Looking for an explicit Offerings List, for VS 2015 Express edition. Something that could be used to list and compare capabilities, with other editions. Can someone be of help in this matter ?

    For other editions of VS 2015, there exists for example : https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/compare-visual-studio-2015-products-vs.aspx. But couldn't yet find for VS 2015 Express...

    • Edited by moital Monday, February 15, 2016 7:17 AM
    Monday, February 15, 2016 7:15 AM

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  • By "VS 2015 Express", I assume you mean Express for Desktop, Express for Web, and Express for Windows which is found on this page: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-express-vs.aspx

    As you may know, with the release of Visual Studio Community in 2013, it has essentially replaced Visual Studio Express. If you are looking for a free IDE I highly suggest you use this one. Or you can also try VS Code.

    Otherwise, comparison charts for VS 2015 Express are hard to find: I found a couple for VS 2013 you might find useful:

    • https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms349441%28v=vs.110%29.aspx
    • http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19435140/what-is-the-difference-between-visual-studio-express-2013-for-windows-and-visual
    • https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-differences-between-Visual-Studio-Community-edition-and-Visual-Studio-Express

    Hope it helps.


    Monday, February 15, 2016 4:48 PM
  • From the website

    Usage For individuals Any individual developer can use Visual Studio Community to create their own free or paid apps. For organizations An unlimited number of users within an organization can use Visual Studio Community for the following scenarios: in a classroom learning environment, for academic research, or for contributing to open source projects. For all other usage scenarios: In non-enterprise organizations, up to five users can use Visual Studio Community.

    In enterprise organizations (meaning those with >250 PCs or >$1 Million US Dollars in annual revenue), no use is permitted beyond the open source, academic research, and classroom learning environment scenarios described above.

    Read the license for full details.

    In other words: either it's free or your company should be able to afford a license of Professional+.

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 6:08 AM

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  • By "VS 2015 Express", I assume you mean Express for Desktop, Express for Web, and Express for Windows which is found on this page: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-express-vs.aspx

    As you may know, with the release of Visual Studio Community in 2013, it has essentially replaced Visual Studio Express. If you are looking for a free IDE I highly suggest you use this one. Or you can also try VS Code.

    Otherwise, comparison charts for VS 2015 Express are hard to find: I found a couple for VS 2013 you might find useful:

    • https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms349441%28v=vs.110%29.aspx
    • http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19435140/what-is-the-difference-between-visual-studio-express-2013-for-windows-and-visual
    • https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-differences-between-Visual-Studio-Community-edition-and-Visual-Studio-Express

    Hope it helps.


    Monday, February 15, 2016 4:48 PM
  • Thank u very much for your reply.

    Best i know, VS Community is not free when use in an organization, unless for open source etc purposes. Am i right ? If so, can't use it for free IDE.


    • Edited by moital Tuesday, February 16, 2016 5:58 AM
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 5:55 AM
  • From the website

    Usage For individuals Any individual developer can use Visual Studio Community to create their own free or paid apps. For organizations An unlimited number of users within an organization can use Visual Studio Community for the following scenarios: in a classroom learning environment, for academic research, or for contributing to open source projects. For all other usage scenarios: In non-enterprise organizations, up to five users can use Visual Studio Community.

    In enterprise organizations (meaning those with >250 PCs or >$1 Million US Dollars in annual revenue), no use is permitted beyond the open source, academic research, and classroom learning environment scenarios described above.

    Read the license for full details.

    In other words: either it's free or your company should be able to afford a license of Professional+.

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 6:08 AM
  • It seems Chuck has has found the info you were looking for. Thanks Chuck.
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 1:37 PM