Visual Studio 2012 Pro vs VS2015 Community


  • Hello,

      I have VS2012 Pro and at the moment and I do not intend to purchase a newer version. I was wandering is the VS2015 community worth upgrading to? I am a single developer and heavy user of extensions and TFS Express. VS2012 is an overkill in what I currently use it for. Simple web development, scripting and advance winform applications as a single developer.

    Would TFS Express work in VS2015 Community?

    Thanks you

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    • Edited by TimidWriter Sunday, September 11, 2016 1:05 PM
    Sunday, September 11, 2016 12:32 PM


  • Hi TimidWriter,

    Thanks for your post.

    For question 1:

     >>I was wandering is the VS2015 community worth upgrading to?

    Currently, the VS 2015 Community with Update 3 is the newest version, it will provide you a better experience for program development.

    Or you could install both VS 2012 Pro and VS 2012 on the same machine.

    For question 2:

    >>Would TFS Express work in VS2015 Community?

    VS Community edition 2015 can work with TFS 2015 Express edition.

    Please refer to:

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    • Marked as answer by TimidWriter Monday, September 12, 2016 2:43 PM
    Monday, September 12, 2016 6:18 AM