Differences between Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition and Visual Studio 2013 Pro Edition


Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition is newly released today.

 

Visual Studio Community 2013 includes all the great functionality of Visual Studio Professional 2013, designed and optimized for individual developers, students, open source contributors, and small teams and it has some limits on who can use it.

Learn more about Visual Studio Community here. You can also check out the announcement posts from ScottGu, Soma, and the Visual Studio team.

Comments (12)

  1. blog post: Difference Between Visual Studio Community Edition and Express Edition says:

    Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition is newly released today.

    Visual Studio Community 2013 includes all the great functionality of Visual Studio profesional 2013,designed and optimized for individual developer,students,open source contributors, and small team and it has some limits on who can use it.

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  2. blogspotiqbal.com says:

    Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition is newly released today. Visual studio community 2013 includes all the great functionality of Visual Studio profesional 2013,designed and optimized for individual developers, students,open source contributors, and small teams and it has some limits on who.

  3. Tom says:

    Your description of the differences between the two editions tells us absolutely nothing.  Why did you bother to create this page?

  4. Derek Morrison says:

    Here's more info (from http://www.visualstudio.com/…/visual-studio-community-vs):

    Q: Who can use Visual Studio Community?

    A: Here’s how individual developers can use Visual Studio Community:

    Any individual developer can use Visual Studio Community to create their own free or paid apps.

    Here’s how Visual Studio Community can be used in 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 5 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.

  5. Michal says:

    I am very sorry, but this descripsion and version comparison is absolutely… USELESS. People want to know DIFFERENCES – that's the title of the website….

  6. Jordan says:

    @Tom and @Michal They listed "ALL" of the differences There are none just Whom Can use this full version for free which is just like the Pro version.

    Q: Who can use Visual Studio Community?            

    A: Here’s how individual developers can use Visual Studio Community: •Any individual developer can use Visual Studio Community to create their own free or paid apps.

    Here’s how Visual Studio Community can be used in 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 5 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.

  7. ITMAGE says:

    To share something we discovered regarding licensing, we were curious as to how it might be deployed to a student lab given that after 30 days it needs to be registered. In the licensing agreement it mentioned something called an 'Organization License' and so that appeared to fit our needs. However the issue is that if you have a lab which is used for multiple classes whereby various students use those very same machines throughout the day, then when the 30 days elapses the student sitting at the machine at that particular time, would be presented with a registration screen – which is an odd thing to pop up during a class. So we didn't want to ask the student to register using their MS account since various students would be using it, and so we were considering other options. A first thought (which we learned is not permitted by licensing) was to consider the possibility of creating an image with a pre-registered version (using a single MS account) and then deploying that image. Unfortunately it would appear that it violates the licensing terms to do so, and so that wasn't an option. The good news however is that after some additional legwork we found an ideal solution to our scenario which is the DreamSpark program: https://www.dreamspark.com/

  8. Mike V. says:

    Without seeing no big major differences between Visual Studio 2013 Professional WITHOUT MSDN and Visual Studio Community, it's very very frustrating to see hard earned bucks wasted, for the persons who (like me) who bought that version before the Microsoft announcement of VS Community.

  9. Nicholas Bennet says:

    I have a visual studio community 2013 and visual studio professional 2013 installed on my pc. I got the professional version through my dreamspark subscription. I want to uninstall one of them to free up some disk space. Which one of them should I uninstall and will that effect the other program in any way? or should I leave both of them installed. I am currently working only with the visual studio professional version.

  10. peteski22 says:

    There's no difference (functionality wise) apart from the licensing.

    http://www.visualstudio.com/…/visual-studio-community-vs.aspx

    (Q&A section)

  11. Kieran says:

    I echo many above. Why did you bother to create this page? What the hell does it tell anyone?

    "It is the same but there are limits"

    WHAT ARE THE LIMITS

    mother of god

  12. Steve says:

    Great, this is exactly what I wanted to know. As an independent software consultant it was always a little painful purchasing a professional design environment, now I don't. Thanks for the explanation.

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