Microsoft Visual Studio Online

Microsoft Visual Studio Online

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4.6/5 (1774 reviews)

Microsoft Visual Studio Online Overview

What is Microsoft Visual Studio Online?

Microsoft Visual Studio Online comes in three main packages (each customizable), as well as the freemium version:

BASIC $14.90

PROFESSIONAL $33.52

ADVANCED $44.69

Online support and guidance is provided in each paid plan as well as an online knowledgebase and video tutorials.

Microsoft Visual Studio Online Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$14.95/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Open Source
Subscription
Value for money

<b>Free for the first 5 users
€14.90/month for additional users</b>


Microsoft Visual Studio Online Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Germany and 3 others, Latin America, Mexico, United States
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), English, French, Hebrew, Italian and 4 others, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian

Screenshots

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Microsoft Visual Studio Online Reviews

Microsoft Visual Studio Online Reviews

Overall rating
4.6
/
5
Excellent
1115

Very good
599

Average
53

Poor
6

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4.4
Features
4.6
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Support
4.2
97% recommended this app
Ebrahim F.

It just gets better and better

I started coding with Visual Studio 2005 and now work on a daily basis on 2012, 2015 and 2017. What I have experienced with Visual Studio is consistency and stability. Each new version looks and functions pretty much the same, so there's no real learning curve each time you upgrade(If you know how to use 2005, you will have no trouble with 2017 or later versions). Over the years, debugging performance has also improved, which is another plus for me. From 2015, Team services connects quite nicely as well and the actual loading of Visual Studio for the first time has improved greatly over the years.


Jamie T.

Visual Studio 2019 is a great tool for developing .NET software

VS is truly indispensable in our organization because we utilize it for developing our software products. While other products do support .NET development, there are certain features that only VS provides and which we have come to rely on, such as database (SQL Server/SSDT) projects. We haven't found a tool that successfully combines all of its features into a usable product.


Luis daniel R.

The Standard for Windows programming

I basically use Visual Studio daily. I have no complaints other than I wish they had more customizability like it's little brother Visual Studio Code is getting and with time, Visual Studio Code just does what it's big brother does better. But yet, nothing can replace Visual Studio in my work flow and that won't be changing in the next years to come.


Verified Reviewer

Just Upgraded to 2107 after 2008 was decomissioned lots of bugs

This is a very useful tool. We use it to provide reporting and analytics for our entire operation. It's SSIS features and reporting tools allow us to present data in different formats and real time so issues can be resolved and we can look high level or as detailed as needed at our organaization.


Kudakwashe N.

Not all IDEs are created equal

I cant think of any other IDE with the same capabilities as VS.


Ebrahim F.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 13-50 Employees

It just gets better and better

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 9/1/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I started coding with Visual Studio 2005 and now work on a daily basis on 2012, 2015 and 2017. What I have experienced with Visual Studio is consistency and stability. Each new version looks and functions pretty much the same, so there's no real learning curve each time you upgrade(If you know how to use 2005, you will have no trouble with 2017 or later versions). Over the years, debugging performance has also improved, which is another plus for me. From 2015, Team services connects quite nicely as well and the actual loading of Visual Studio for the first time has improved greatly over the years.

Pros

Since 2007, I have used Visual Studio for all of my app development. It is indeed the best tool I have ever come across. Possibilities are endless, from legacy WinForms apps to Web Apps and services, Visual Studio is able to provide you with an easy to use, stable and reliable platform to build your apps on. I am a C# developer who uses it every single day. Built-in features like code-completion and code validation makes it easy for even the beginner to learn. Since Azure came along, deployments have become even simpler, whether published directly, or through Source Control. Another cool thing about Visual Studio is that with every new version, new tools are introduced and new types of projects as well. This makes all of those projects that used to take days to put together, a mere selection of a project type and all of the initial code and structure is generated automatically. Then there's the debugging tools, Nuget, Server explorer, Team explorer and the list just goes on. All of these tools and features in Visual Studio makes it the most powerful of its kind in my opinion and I am sure many others. Microsoft also introduced Visual Studio Community Editions a few years back, which makes it even easier for newbies to start their development careers hassle free.

Cons

For certain project types, certain versions of Visual Studio work best, so I often switch between 2012, 2015 and 2017. I found that 2012 works nicely with older(.NET Framework 4 and below), 2015 for all recent apps, while 2017 works better if you need to debug Azure Websites. Other than that, the IDE has stayed pretty much the same, which is awesome. Nuget packaes sometimes have issues, but I don't use them that often, so I am not really affected negatively by that. The initial install of Visual Studio 2015 and above are web installers, which takes even longer than older versions, so I dread new installs, but after the install, all is good.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jamie T.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Visual Studio 2019 is a great tool for developing .NET software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 31/1/2020
Review Source: Capterra

VS is truly indispensable in our organization because we utilize it for developing our software products. While other products do support .NET development, there are certain features that only VS provides and which we have come to rely on, such as database (SQL Server/SSDT) projects. We haven't found a tool that successfully combines all of its features into a usable product.

Pros

VS 2019 provides everything someone needs to develop .NET software on Windows. It has a powerful debugger and excellent intellisense support. Project management (files, folders, and source control) is also very robust and full featured.

Cons

It can be slow at times and definitely requires a significant amount of RAM to be used effectively along witha powerful processor. If your project is of any truly practical size, you'll want at least 8G to run, and 12G to run comfortably. Even at that level, you'll experience frequent freezes and the occasional crash.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Luis daniel R.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 13-50 Employees

The Standard for Windows programming

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 24/12/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I basically use Visual Studio daily. I have no complaints other than I wish they had more customizability like it's little brother Visual Studio Code is getting and with time, Visual Studio Code just does what it's big brother does better. But yet, nothing can replace Visual Studio in my work flow and that won't be changing in the next years to come.

Pros

You can almost use/code in any language on the IDE, if you're missing features, you could look for extensions/plug-ings that add them, like DevExtreme or ReSharper. I mostly code in C# and the Community version for me works fine, but the Enterprise and Professional tiers are also really good. The IDE has been more open in the recent years and that has allowed for more straight updates than rather waiting for service releases or new year branded releases. You can code websites, mobile apps, desktop apps, console apps, service apps, anything related to Azure can be done in VS and yeah, you can easily debug and now in the latest versions, you can live-share a project and have a coworker assist you or work with you on the same project and both debug it. You can also use the live-share feature for teaching someone how to code.

Cons

Sometimes, extensions can be a little buggy. Azure Services, I would recommend a stable connection because it can get laggy. If you're going to use SQL Server in Visual Studio, you're better off downloading Azure Data Studio, because it is more versatile, strong, quicker and responsive than the options Visual Studio provides you. The community can cover you anything you need, but if you're looking for huge enterprise projects, you might want to invest on the paid options, but they can be expensive.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: 10,001+ Employees

Just Upgraded to 2107 after 2008 was decomissioned lots of bugs

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 23/5/2019
Review Source: Capterra

This is a very useful tool. We use it to provide reporting and analytics for our entire operation. It's SSIS features and reporting tools allow us to present data in different formats and real time so issues can be resolved and we can look high level or as detailed as needed at our organaization.

Pros

I like how the Microsoft product continues to evolve. In 2017 we make SSIS on its own server. It speeds up Queries and has always on availability groups. Moving it to the cloud has also helped make it more available. It now has a more robust reporting tool to provide analytics on use and ways to improve run times and queries

Cons

It is a lot different then previous versions. All of the code required major changes to run. There was several issues with connecting to Access databases and Microsoft products that are "known bugs" or being worked on. I cant understand why a product gets out that doesn't integrate with other microsoft products flawlessly.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Kudakwashe N.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Not all IDEs are created equal

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 19/3/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I cant think of any other IDE with the same capabilities as VS.

Pros

I know people say its not about the tools one has in their tool box which makes someone a master of their craft, but in development world its a different case. I have been using Visual Studio for years now and I have tried many others IDEs but seems like VS will always tick all the boxes. Working in a team of developers VS makes it easy to collaborate on the same project but best of all its capabilities to develop crossplatform app be it mobile, web or desktop without having to use many other IDEs. Another great feature i really love about VS its auto complete and code reference within the IDE and also fast debugging and rigorous testing capabilities and support of many programming languages be it vb, python, java, angular and many more.

Cons

For a beginner it can be intimidating in terms of development environment and panels.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.7/10
Based on 1,774 user ratings
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Microsoft Visual Studio Online Pricing

Microsoft Visual Studio Online Pricing

Starting from
US$14.95/month
Free Trial
Open Source
Subscription
Value for money

<b>Free for the first 5 users
€14.90/month for additional users</b>

<b>Free for the first 5 users
€14.90/month for additional users</b>

Value for Money
4.4/5
Based on 1,774 user ratings
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Microsoft Visual Studio Online Features

Microsoft Visual Studio Online Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Multiple Projects
Prioritising
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Timesheets
Features
4.6/5
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Additional information for Microsoft Visual Studio Online

Additional information for Microsoft Visual Studio Online

Key features of Microsoft Visual Studio Online

  • Create permissions
  • Create reports
  • Customize dashboard
  • Eclipse plugin
  • Export to Excel
  • Freemium version
  • Git client support
  • Hosting included
  • Identifies bugs
  • Java, Rugy, Python etc
  • Manage users
  • Obtain software insights
  • Online support
  • Project collaboration
  • Scalable packages
  • Task management
  • Upgrade/downgrade pricing
  • Video tutorials
  • View backlogs
  • Web-based

Benefits

  • Project collaboration and managing tasks - Microsoft Visual Studio Online allows you to create, build and manage numerous projects online with the ability to edit and view reports on the go. Microsoft Visual Studio Online lets you create task and user permissions and enables you to manage project and task success for individual employees and teams.

  • Customization, reports and Excel - With Microsoft Visual Studio Online you can develop a bespoke dashboard as well as custom reports, allowing you to view only the data that is of importance. The collaboration software lets you download results to Microsoft Excel for further analysis and view charts, diagrams and more.

  • Software insights, bug tracking and backlogs - Once you setup a software project, Microsoft Visual Studio Online allows you to track all development and code to give you an exact insight into progress. This lets you track bugs in software that may occur and create backlogs.

  • Programming languages - Microsoft Visual Studio Online supports Linux, .NET, Node.js, Java, iOS, Android, Windows, PHP, Python and Ruby.

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Online FAQs

    Microsoft Visual Studio Online FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Microsoft Visual Studio Online.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft Visual Studio Online offer?

    Microsoft Visual Studio Online offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$14.95/month

    Pricing model: Open Source, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    <b>Free for the first 5 users €14.90/month for additional users</b>

    Q. What are the main features of Microsoft Visual Studio Online?

    Microsoft Visual Studio Online offers the following features:

    • Create permissions
    • Create reports
    • Customize dashboard
    • Eclipse plugin
    • Export to Excel
    • Freemium version
    • Git client support
    • Hosting included
    • Identifies bugs
    • Java, Rugy, Python etc
    • Manage users
    • Obtain software insights
    • Online support
    • Project collaboration
    • Scalable packages
    • Task management
    • Upgrade/downgrade pricing
    • Video tutorials
    • View backlogs
    • Web-based

    Q. Who are the typical users of Microsoft Visual Studio Online?

    Microsoft Visual Studio Online has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Microsoft Visual Studio Online support?

    Microsoft Visual Studio Online supports the following languages:

    Chinese (Simplified), English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft Visual Studio Online offer?

    Microsoft Visual Studio Online has the following pricing plans:

    Open Source, Subscription

    Q. Does Microsoft Visual Studio Online support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Microsoft Visual Studio Online supports

    Q. What other apps does Microsoft Visual Studio Online integrate with?

    Microsoft Visual Studio Online integrates with the following applications:

    Codenvy, LeanKit, Microsoft Teams, Panorama Necto, SpiraPlan, SpiraTeam, SpiraTest, Stackify Retrace, Targetprocess, iRise

    Q. What level of support does Microsoft Visual Studio Online offer?

    Microsoft Visual Studio Online offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials