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Technocrati
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4/6/2015 | 2:11:34 PM
Re: Added functions

After some additional information provided by MS and letting the piece by Nathan sink in, I finally got the message and I do really like the Community Edition so far.  

 

It is brand new and it is nice to have everything in one place.  Now on to learning Python and C#.

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4/2/2015 | 6:56:50 PM
Re: Added functions
I purchased Visual Studio Professional 2013 without msdn for $499 and would happily pay the same again for for the 2015 edition, however given that the new one is $1199, the 2013 edition might very well be the last edition I purchase unless they change their mind and offer it without MSDN.

 ** Update. I just noticed this is available..
Visual Studio Professional 2015 standalone license, for customers interested in a non-subscription, IDE-only option

Make that $499 or less, and I'm in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Technocrati
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4/2/2015 | 12:34:53 PM
Re: Added functions
@Somedude8    Just downloaded Community yesterday, in a effort to code Python.  With all of these version of VS, I am getting confused.
Somedude8
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4/2/2015 | 11:57:38 AM
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Currently being a freelance programmer, I have to say hello Community Edition!

For more MS-centric shops though, its a bit different. It seems to get folded in to some vague pile of licensing that nobody can really figure out, so after all the OS licenses and SQL and TFS and Sharepoint and reams of other things, who knows what it really costs.
Thomas Claburn
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4/1/2015 | 5:59:56 PM
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Not being a user of Visual Studio, I find it hard to tell whether the price is worth it. Anyone out there paying $1200 or $6000 who wants to weigh in on whether the price is reasonable?
danielcawrey
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4/1/2015 | 2:37:52 PM
Added functions

I think this is a great move from Microsoft. Rather than waiting for third party vendors to add this functionality, I think it's really smart for Microsoft to add these tools directly into Visual Studio. This makes the suite a lot more functional overall. 



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