Visual Studio is a suite of component-based development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications. In addition, Visual Studio is optimized for team-based design, development, and deployment of enterprise solutions.
In This Section
What's New in Visual Studio 2015 Preview
Provides links to topics that describe the new features and technologies in Visual Studio.
Introducing Visual Studio
Describes the features in Visual Studio and the .NET Framework, and gives pointers about how to get started with this version of Visual Studio.
Installing Visual Studio
Describes side-by-side support for earlier Visual Studio versions, the features available in each edition, and other information related to installing and maintaining Visual Studio.
Quick Technology Finder (Visual Studio)
Describes some of the technologies that are supported in Visual Studio, for example, Visual Web Developer and the .NET Framework.
Application Development in Visual Studio
Describes how to design, develop, debug, test, deploy, and manage applications created by using Visual Studio.
Visual Studio Languages
Provides links to topics that describe the programming languages in Visual Studio.
Accessing Data in Visual Studio
Describes how to enable data integration in distributed, scalable applications.
Office and SharePoint Development in Visual Studio
Shows how to create business applications that collect, analyze, adjust, or present information, and that take advantage of the functionality of Microsoft Office.
Create SharePoint Solutions
Provides links to topics about how to create SharePoint applications in Visual Studio.
Visual Studio Software Development Kit (SDK)
Provides links to topics about the Visual Studio SDK, which you can use to develop products that integrate with the Visual Studio product family.
.NET Framework and Visual Studio Glossary
Provides definitions for common terms used in Visual Studio and the .NET Framework.
- Product Highlights for Visual Studio 2012
Describes the key new features and enhancements in this version of Visual Studio.