Product Comparison

Feature Visual Studio Standard Edition Visual Studio Professional Edition Visual Studio Tools For Office Visual Studio Team System
IntelliSense Yes Yes Yes Yes
Code editor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Code snippets Yes Yes Yes Yes
Programming languages included All All VB and VC# All
Office development support No No Support for Excel 2003, Word 2003, InfoPath 2003 and Outlook 2003 Support for Excel 2003, Word 2003, InfoPath 2003 and Outlook 2003
User experience Simplified menu options and defaults Full Full Full
Windows Forms designer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Web Forms designer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Device Support Yes Yes No Yes
Database design tools (create/modify tables and stored procedures) Local and remote Local and remote Local and remote Local and remote
Data Access Designers Local and remote Local and remote Local and remote Local and remote
Documentation MSDN MSDN MSDN MSDN
Class Designer / Object Test Bench Yes Yes Yes Yes
XML Editor Support XML Only Full XML/XSLT Full XML/XSLT Full XML/XSLT
Deployment Tools Click Once Yes Yes Yes
Extensibility Write, record, run macros, Write and consume Add-ins, Install Packages (partner products) Write, record, run macros, Write and consume Add-ins, Install Packages (partner products) Write, record, run macros, Write and consume Add-ins, Install Packages (partner products) Write, record, run macros, Write and consume Add-ins, Install Packages (partner products)
Reporting SQL Server Reporting Services SQL Server Reporting Services / Crystal Reports SQL Server Reporting Services SQL Server Reporting Services / Crystal Reports
Source Code Control MSSCCI-compatible (Visual SourceSafe sold separately) MSSCCI-compatible (Visual SourceSafe sold separately) MSSCCI-compatible (Visual SourceSafe sold separately) MSSCCI-compatible (includes Visual SourceSafe, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server sold separately)
Debugging Local Local / remote Local Local / remote
64-bit Compiler Support (Itanium) No No No Yes
64-bit Compiler Support (x64) Yes Yes No Yes
Server explorer “Servers” Node No All All All
SQL Server 2005 Integration No Yes Yes Yes
Code Profiling No No No Yes
Static Analysis No No No Yes
Unit Testing No No No Yes
Code Coverage No No No Yes
Project Management No No No Yes
Test Case Management No No No Yes
Size Single CD Multiple CDs Multiple CDs Multiple CDs
Additional Tools Included SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition; Microsoft Office Access 2003 Developer Extensions; Access 2003 Runtime license SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition (included with client products only)
Feature Visual Studio Standard Edition Visual Studio Professional Edition Visual Studio Tools For Office Visual Studio Team System
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