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ASP.NET Core Essentials by Shahed Chowdhuri

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What's new with Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio Code?

There are several different SKUs of Visual Studio available at each release cycle. Starting with Visual Studio 2013, Microsoft added a Community Edition as a free alternative to the Professional Edition for students, open source developers, and small teams. Alongside Visual Studio 2015, Microsoft has also added a cross-platform code editor named Visual Studio Code.

For developers, the following are the current offerings of Visual Studio 2015:

  • Community Edition
  • Professional Edition
  • Enterprise Edition

You may recall that previous versions of Visual Studio also included a Premium Edition and Ultimate Edition. These two have been merged into the Enterprise Edition.

For a high-level overview of the ...

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