Visual Studio Professional 2012
For individual developers and small teams
Professional developers need professional tools. Web, cloud, Windows, phone and beyond—it’s all within reach.
Your new life is one app away
When you have a vision that could change things forever, you need tools to make it happen fast. Like code for creating rich interfaces and fluid interaction. Smart ways for individual developers and small teams to get things done fast. And simply the best IDE for creating game-changing apps. Welcome to Visual Studio Professional. The future never looked so fun to build.
Develop for multiple platforms
Develop applications for Windows, the cloud, phones, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft SharePoint with the same development environment. Plus, you can automatically adapt web applications to target mobile devices with enhanced ASP.NET support for mobile browsers.
Create modern web applications
Powerful, design-centric tools
The updated Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio includes new, design centric tools for XAML and HTML5 applications. In addition, you can experience the application while you build it with the new interactive mode, significantly reducing the time it takes to create highly interactive applications.
Develop fast and fluid experiences
Build responsive user interfaces and scalable services using additions within Microsoft Visual C#, Visual Basic .NET, and Visual C++ for asynchronous programming that greatly simplify traditional thread-based code.
Go to the next level with html5
Take standard development to the next level with new editors that make HTML5 and CSS3 development more productive and enrich traditional HTML development.
Develop with the best business platforms for customers
Extend current applications to the cloud using Windows Azure™—building and deploying via project templates, a seamless debugging experience, and easy publishing.
Use the tools your users know
The capabilities for Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint development make it perfect for creating custom solutions that integrate with the productivity tools.
Improve productivity with an integrated solution
Use a single tool for all of your development tasks including coding, debugging, and deploying to improve productivity and simplify the development process. Maintain and enhance legacy applications through compatibility with Visual Studio 2010, while you build for the latest platforms.
Speed and simplify efforts with a new ide
Perform everyday tasks faster with the new user interface that makes it easier for you to navigate through the code and provides quicker access to common tasks.
Quickly create quality desktop and web business applications
Build and deploy professional-quality desktop and web applications and services with Microsoft LightSwitch for Visual Studio, a flexible, rapid application-development tool.
Centralize your team collaboration
With Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Professional 2012, you and your team can use a centralized source code, work item, and bug tracking repository in the context of your tasks. This will help to bring your teams together to deliver value that exceeds your customers’ expectations.
Upgrade to Visual Studio Professional 2012
As the entry-level professional product of the Visual Studio family, Visual Studio Professional is the mainstay developer tool of choice for many developers and development teams around the world. Prior to the release of Visual Studio 2012, we lowered the estimated retail price of Visual Studio 2010 Professional. Since this pricing change makes the full version less expensive than the previous upgrade pricing, we no longer offer an upgrade price for Visual Studio Professional.
Why buy Visual Studio Professional with MSDN?
Software development doesn’t stand still—you push the technology envelope one day, and then need yesterday’s platforms and tools to support legacy apps the next. Visual Studio Professional with MSDN gives you access to Microsoft platforms and tools from the past and present, with new releases being added all the time. Plus, since it includes Team Foundation Server, you get the tools you need to work well with others. And now you have services to take your apps to the cloud, Windows Store, and Windows Phone Marketplace. Get Visual Studio Professional with MSDN and raise your development game.
Supported operating systems
- Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
- Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
- Windows Server 2012 (x64)
- 32-bit (x86)
- 64-bit (x64)
- 1.6 GHz or faster processor
- 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
- 10 GB of available hard disk space
- 600 MB of available hard disk space (language pack)
- 5400 RPM hard drive
- DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution