Editions

I feel like a marketing guy saying so, but to “differentiate between the needs for various software development groups,” Visual Studio 2012 is available in different editions. For a full overview, we refer to the MSDN website, but here’s a short summary nonetheless:

Image Visual Studio Express Editions are free downloads targeted at providing rich tooling support to build great apps for the Web, the new Windows 8 platform, Windows Phone, as well as the classic desktop. Each edition comes with language support for C#, Visual Basic, and C++.

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