Microsoft Makes Visual Studio 2015 a Kept Woman

Microsoft Makes Visual Studio 2015 a Kept Woman

Visual Studio 2015 is now available! That is all.

Just kidding. I was right smack in the middle of installing Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate when I heard the news. When I went into my Visual Studio account to download Visual Studio 2015, I saw a disappointing message.

As it turns out, developers will not be able to develop Windows Universal apps on Visual Studio 2015 until July 29 when Windows 10 is released. If you are working on a universal app, you need to use one of the release candidates. It’s a bit odd that Microsoft doesn’t want anyone officially working on universal apps until Windows 10 is out. You would think they’d want some universal apps (other than their own) coming out of the gate.

Developers also have to wait until July 29 to submit a universal app to the Windows Store, even if you created it in the Windows App Studio, which won’t even give you a package to install on your phone.

Visual Studio 2015 comes in three tiers: Visual Studio Community 2015 for free, Visual Studio Professional 2015 with MSDN for $1199, and Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 with MSDN for $5999.

Source: Windows Central

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Being a computer programmer wasn't enough to fulfill his love of technology. In 2013, Rich founded For the Love of Tech and has been writing about his love of tech ever since.