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Visual Studio 2019 editions and licensing

Last update: 09.02.2021

Changes with Visual Studio 2019

The most important innovation is the expansion and renaming of the Team Foundation Servers (TFS) in Azure DevOps Server. At the same time, Microsoft introduced the Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) Renamed to Azure DevOps.

The Azure DevOps server can still be installed locally, despite the name suggesting the cloud. Azure DevOps, on the other hand, offers the same functionality and numerous other services from the Azure cloud.

Azure DevOps and the Azure DevOps Server (including CAL) are still included in the Visual Studio Subscription 2019 licenses:

  • Visual Studio 2019 Professional contains the basic functions of Azure DevOps, as well as the Azure DevOps server license and a CAL for the licensed user.
  • In addition to the Professional Edition, Visual Studio 2019 Enterprise offers the Azure DevOps extensions Test Manager, Artifacts and self-hosted pipelines.

Further innovations

You can find a complete overview in Microsoft Technet.

development

IntelliSense's AI with IntelliCode has been enhanced and trained (machine learning) to optimize code suggestions. In the event of problems, these can be quickly resolved with the help of the configured code cleanup.

In addition, the development languages ​​.NET Core 3 and C ++ in Visual Studio have been improved in order to enable provision across different platforms (desktop, web and mobile). With the free Visual Studio App Center, iOS, Android, Windows and MacOS apps can be monitored, provided, created and tested in one central location.

collaboration

With Visual Studio 2019, Visual Studio Live Share has been fully integrated. Teams that do not work directly in a room or from home can use it to program together on a project in real time. The workflows from the Git repository can be easily integrated.

Bug fixing

The Snapshot Debugger is new in the Enterprise Edition. This means that productive environments can be tested without affecting the code.

Visual Studio 2019 editions

You can find a detailed comparison of the Visual Studio 2019 editions on our website.

Visual Studio licensing and pricing

Depending on the edition, there are different procurement channels for Visual Studio (standard subscription, cloud subscription, purchase license). You can find an overview on our Visual Studio 2019 page.

Here you will find the prices for the two-year standard subscription in the Open License Program for companies, authorities (government), educational institutions (academic) and non-profit organizations (charity):

Visual Studio 2019 Enterprise Standard Subscription (with MSDN)

Designation / pricesnetGross
Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Enterprise; including MSDN subscription; New license including SA (2 years); Open NL
SKU: MX3-00098
Net: € 9,175.03
Gross: € 10,918.29
9.175,03 €10.918,29 €
Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Enterprise; including MSDN subscription; New license including SA (2 years); Open-NL Government
SKU: MX3-00110
Net: € 8,367.08
Gross: € 9,956.83
8.367,08 €9.956,83 €
Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Enterprise; including MSDN subscription; New license including SA (2 years); Open-NL Academic
SKU: MX3-00092
Net: € 1,376.47
Gross: € 1,638.00
1.376,47 €1.638,00 €
Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Enterprise; including MSDN subscription; New license including SA (2 years); Open-NL Charity
SKU: MX3-00095
Net: € 3,670.07
Gross: € 4,367.38
3.670,07 €4.367,38 €

Visual Studio 2019 Professional Standard Subscription (with MSDN)

Designation / pricesnetGross
Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Professional; including MSDN subscription; New license including SA (2 years); Open NL
SKU: 77D-00092
Net: € 1,169.28
Gross: € 1,391.44
1.169,28 €1.391,44 €
Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Professional; including MSDN subscription; New license including SA (2 years); Open-NL Government
SKU: 77D-00105
Net: € 1,065.91
Gross: € 1,268.43
1.065,91 €1.268,43 €
Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Professional; including MSDN subscription; New license including SA (2 years); Open-NL Academic
SKU: 77D-00085
Net: € 175.40
Gross: € 208.73
175,40 €208,73 €
Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Professional; including MSDN subscription; New license including SA (2 years); Open-NL Charity
SKU: 77D-00088
Net: € 467.69
Gross: € 556.55
467,69 €556,55 €

Visual Studio 2019 Professional purchase license

Designation / pricesnetGross
Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Professional; New license; Open NL
SKU: C5E-01380
Net: € 511.66
Gross: € 608.88
511,66 €608,88 €
Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Professional; New license; Open-NL Government
SKU: C5E-01388
Net: € 465.51
Gross: € 553.96
465,51 €553,96 €
Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Professional; New license; Open-NL Academic
SKU: C5E-01372
Net: € 76.75
Gross: € 91.33
76,75 €91,33 €
Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Professional; New license; Open-NL Charity
SKU: C5E-01379
Net: € 204.74
Gross: € 243.64
204,74 €243,64 €

Visual Studio version differences

 Visual Studio 2015Visual Studio 2017Visual Studio 2019
Workflow with upstream Git
Visual Studio Live Share
CodeLens
Search function in the debug window
Live unit testing