And then there were three. The Visual Studio team has announced the convergence of their Premium and Ultimate editions into a single Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN edition. Is this a nod to the most famous starship in the galaxy? I think it is. But mums the word when it comes to what’s on the mind of our engineering and marketing gurus.
In my mind, it’s Visual Studio [USS] Enterprise Edition with MSDN. Period.
“Enterprise grade solution with advanced capabilities for teams working on projects of any size or complexity, including advanced testing and DevOps”
The Visual Studio team is reaching new frontiers in pricing as well. The astounding entry fee of $10k+ for Visual Studio Ultimate has been pruned back to make our excellence in tooling and integration even more available to our enterprise community of developers. The new pricing for Visual Studio Enterprise edition with MSDN is: $5,999 (new) and $2,569 (renewal). Those numbers are based on the current, Microsoft Store online pricing. More
Today is April Fools day, but Visual Studio really does have a new name! It’s just that the new name doesn’t officially include USS. But, I’ll always be whispering it!