12/03/2008

Visual Studio Product Comparison

  When the first version of VSTS(vsts 2005) came out, I was very confused about the various names, products' functionalities and the relationships among them. So I spent some time and came out the following brief summary. Wish it be helpful if you encounter the same problem.


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| Express Edition (VB/VC++/VC#/Web for Free)
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| Standard Edition (Basic for Individual Developer)
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| Professional Edition (Std + Adv.Debug/Office/Mobile)
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Visual Studio + /- VSDB - DataBase
| | VSTA - Architecture
| /- Team Suite +
| | | VSTD - Development
| Team System + \- VSTT - Test
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| \- Team Fundation Server
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Visual Studio Product Family


VSTS - Visual Studio Team System

TFS(Team Fundation Server) - It combines project management, work item tracking, version control, reporting & business intelligence, build management, and process guidance into a unified team server.

VSTA/VSTD/VSTT/VSDB
- It is for Architect/Developer/Tester/DB Professional individually.

The Official Visual Studio Product Comparison Web version and PDF version

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