Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 Release Candidate Now Available and Visual Studio Code for Mac, Windows and Linux



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The Release Candidate (RC) for Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 is now available for you to download for free and is offered in all of the core Visual Studio languages. You can explore what’s new in this release by checking out our release notes or by watching short feature videos found on our new Connect (“on-demand”); Channel 9 page.

Visual Studio Code for Windows, Mac and Linux


Visual Studio Code is a lightweight cross-platform code editor for writing modern web and cloud applications that will run on OS X, Linux and Windows. The application is still officially in preview, but you can now download it here. Visual Studio Code can also be used with Middleware such as Unity3d solution with Intellisense and C# syntax highlighting all on a Mac.


This marks the first time that Microsoft offers developers a true cross-platform code editor. The full Visual Studio is still Windows-only, but today’s announcement shows the company’s commitment to supporting other platforms.

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What is Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN?
With the release of Visual Studio Enterprise 2015, MSDN subscribers get the value of both Visual Studio Premium and Ultimate features and benefits in a single edition.

When Visual Studio 2015 ships later this year, customers who have an active subscription for Visual Studio Premium with MSDN or Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN will automatically get upgraded to Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 with MSDN. For all the details see our blog post: Announcing the Visual Studio 2015 Product Lineup.

What can I expect from Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN?

With Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 development teams get the most complete edition of Visual Studio and all the benefits from the most advanced MSDN subscription, including access to virtually all Microsoft software for dev/test, $150 USD per month in Azure credits, a 30-course Pluralsight subscription and much more.

Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 delivers great new features such as IntelliTest (formerly Smart Unit Testing), improved functionality in IntelliTrace, Code Map, CodeLens, testing and many other capabilities. For complete list of Visual Studio 2015 features and MSDN benefits see our Visual Studio 2015 Product compare page.