Along with Visual Studio 2015 Preview and .NET 4.6, Microsoft released another version of Visual Studio on 12th November 2014. They named it as “Visual Studio Community 2013” which comes as Free for individual developers, students, open source contributors and small teams.
This IED is now available not only for Windows developers but for Android and iOS devs too. If you are one of them, continue reading to know more about the new edition of the IDE and to grab the link.
If you are an individual developer, you can use Visual Studio Community to create your own free or paid apps without buying the product. If you want to use it in an organization, an unlimited number of users within that organization can use Visual Studio Community in a classroom learning environment, for academic research or for contributing to open source projects. In non-enterprise organizations, up to 5 users can use Visual Studio Community. In enterprise organizations (with >250 PCs or > $1MM in annual revenue), no use is permitted beyond the open source, academic research and classroom learning environment scenarios described above.
|Supported operating systems||Hardware requirements|
|Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)||1.6 GHz or faster processor|
|Windows 8 (x86 and x64)||1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)|
|Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)||20 GB of available hard disk space|
|Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)||5400 RPM hard disk drive|
|Windows Server 2012 (x64)||DirectX 9-capable video card that runs at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)|
- This version of Visual Studio works best with Internet Explorer 10 or higher. If Internet Explorer 10 is not installed on your computer, some features might not work as expected.
- KB2883200 (available through Windows Update) is required
- For Windows Phone development:
- Windows Phone 8.0 development requires Windows 8.1 (x64) or higher
- Windows Phone 8.1 development requires Windows 8.1 (x86) or higher
- For the Windows Phone emulators, Windows 8.1 (x64) Professional edition or higher, and a processor that supports Client Hyper-V and Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)
- If your computer meets the operating system requirements but does not meet the hardware requirements for the Windows Phone Emulators, the Windows Phone development tools will install and run. However, the Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1 Emulators will not function and you must use a device to deploy or test Windows Phone apps.