Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Premium

From small development shops to large companies, most software is built by a team.

Published by Microsoft


Please note that Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN and Visual Studio Premium with MSDN subscriptions have been combined in a new Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 with MSDN subscription.

Both Ultimate and Premium subscribers will be automatically converted to Enterprise subscribers.

About Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Premium

From small development shops to large companies, most software is built by a team.

Visual Studio Premium 2013 offers an integrated ALM solution to bring together stakeholders, users, and software development functions to deliver compelling applications as a unified team. Businesses of all sizes require collaboration across a diverse set of team players, often working in heterogeneous development environments, to deliver software applications with agility that yield predictable value. Visual Studio Premium 2013 provides business analysts, project managers and testers, alongside developers and users, with the tools to integrate their processes and collaborate seamlessly. Visual Studio Premium 2013 comprises agile project planning & management, stakeholder & user engagement, developer productivity, and quality enablement & testing capabilities to deliver an integrated ALM solution.

Compare Visual Studio 2013 Editions

  Ultimate Premium Professional Test Professional
Debugging and Diagnostics
IntelliTrace (Historical Debugging)      
IntelliTrace in Production      
Code Metrics    
Graphics Debugging  
Advanced Web Debugging  
Static Code Analysis  
Windows 8 Simulator  
Profiling Includes Tier Interaction Profiling Includes Tier Interaction Profiling  
Windows Phone Emulator  
Testing Tools
Web Performance Testing      
Load Testing      
Microsoft Fakes (Unit Test Isolation)      
Code Coverage    
Coded UI Testing    
Manual Testing  
Exploratory Testing  
Test Case Management  
Fast Forward for Manual Testing  
Lab Management  
Extensible Testing Framework  
Unit Testing  
Integrated Development Environment
Code Clone    
One-Click Web Deployment  
Extensible WPF-Based Environment  
Model Resource Viewer  
Blend for Visual Studio  
JavaScript and jQuery Support  
Project & Solution Compatibility with Visual Studio 2010 SP1  
Multiple Monitor Support  
Development Platform Support
Windows Desktop Development  
Windows Store Application (including ARM) Development  
Web Development  
Windows Phone Development  
Office and SharePoint Development  
Cloud Development  
Customizable Development Experience  
Architecture and Modeling
Architecture Explorer      
Architecture and Layer Diagrams      
Architecture Validation    
UML® 2.0 Compliant Diagrams
(Activity, Use Case, Sequence, Class, and Component)
Read-Only Diagrams    
Visualize Code with Dependency Graphs
(By Assembly, By Namespace, and By Class)
Read-Only Diagrams Read-Only Diagrams  
Lab Management
Virtual Environment Setup & Tear Down  
Provision Environment from Template  
Checkpoint Environment  
Team Foundation Server
Backlog Management  
Sprint Planning  
Agile Task boards
Exception Analytics
SharePoint Integration (Team Project Portal)
Microsoft SharePoint Server licensed separately
Requires full
Team Foundation
Server and CAL
Reporting & BI Requires full
Team Foundation
Server and CAL
Project & Project Server integration
Microsoft Project and Project Server licensed separately
Requires full
Team Foundation
Server and CAL
System Center Integration
Microsoft System Center licensed separately
Requires full
Team Foundation
Server and CAL
Version Control
Work Item Tracking
Build Automation
PowerPoint Storyboarding  
Request and Manage Feedback
End users can use the free Feedback Client to submit feedback to TFS, and access MSDN software to review the app and provide feedback.
Code Review    
Task Suspend/Resume    
Team Explorer
Team Explorer Everywhere for TFS (3rd-Party Development Tools Support)
Software and Services for Production Use
Ultimate Feature Packs      
Team Foundation Server Requires MSDN Subscription
Team Foundation Server CAL One Team Foundation Server CAL per subscription
Office Professional Plus    
Project Professional    
Visio Premium    
Windows Azure
Windows Azure benefits vary by offering
Software for Development and Testing
Windows, Windows Server Requires MSDN Subscription
Microsoft SQL Server Requires MSDN Subscription
Microsoft Office    
Microsoft Dynamics    
All other Microsoft servers (SharePoint, Exchange, etc.)    
Other Benefits
Technical Support Incidents 4 4 2
Requires MSDN Subscription
Microsoft E-Learning Collections (per year) 2 2 1
Requires MSDN Subscription