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Features by Edition

Compare features to see which Microsoft Visual Studio edition—Enterprise or Professional—meets your development needs.

You can also order Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition as part of an MSDN Subscription, which provides priority access to Visual Studio .NET and the technologies you need to build and fully test XML Web services and applications.

Product/Feature

Visual Basic 6.0
Development system

Visual C++ 6.0
Development system

Visual FoxPro 6.0
Database development system

Visual InterDev 6.0
Web development system

Visual J++ 6.0
Development system for Java

Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack
Web, application, and communication services; includes Microsoft Transaction Server 2.0 and Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0.

Professional visual database tools
View database objects (including tables, views, and data) and rapidly create queries within the development environment.

Windows 2000 Developer's Readiness Kit
Learn how to take advantage of Windows 2000 features through in-depth, step-by-step training and technical resources.

Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) for Visual Studio
Build desktop and shared solutions that are fully compatible with Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and can migrate directly to SQL Server without changing a single line of code.

Visual Studio Installer
Build self-repairing, low-cost deployment applications.

Complete debugging support
Shorten development time with end-to-end debugging. Debug across languages smoothly with point-and-click breakpoints, drag-and-drop watch windows, and multiple call stacks.

RAD Web development
Get a jump on your Web development with prebuilt components, wizards, HTML, script, and data—in one integrated environment.

Cross-platform deployment
Use HTML, script, and Dynamic HTML to reach any desktop platform, including 16-bit and 32-bit Windows-based clients, Macintosh, and UNIX.

Visual SourceSafe 6.0
Complete team-based source code control system for components, applications, and Web sites.

 

Microsoft BackOffice Server 4.5 Developer Edition* (Develop and test version for Windows NT only)
Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SNA Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Site Server, Microsoft Systems Management Server, and more.

 

Enterprise visual database tools
Visually create schema diagrams for Microsoft SQL Server 6.5+ and Oracle 7.3.3+ databases. View tables, modify data, and create SQL queries for high-speed access to any ODBC- or OLE DB-compliant database.

 

Visual Studio Analyzer
Profile distributed applications and isolate and fix performance bottlenecks.

 

Visual Component Manager
Find, track, catalog, and reuse application components stored in Microsoft Repository.

 

Scalability
Upgrade your system to handle multiple concurrent users, manage secure transactions across disparate data sources, and develop and test database applications using Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Developer Edition.

 

Interoperability
Use HTML, script, and Dynamic HTML to reach Microsoft Win16, Microsoft Win32®, UNIX, and Macintosh desktops. Access mainframe transactions using SNA Server and remote Oracle, DB/2, VSAM, and AS400 data sources using OLE DB.

 

Team-based development
Find, track, catalog, and reuse application components with the Visual Component Manager. Use the Microsoft Visual SourceSafe version-control system to collaborate, share, and secure source code.

 

Life-cycle support
Visualize distributed applications and optimize performance using animated event diagrams in Visual Studio Analyzer. Reduce costs with new automatic system build, installation script generation, and deployment tools.

 
* BackOffice Server 4.5 Developer Edition offers the same functionality as BackOffice Server 4.5, but it is restricted by license to development and testing, with a maximum of ten simultaneous connections.

Legend

Enterprise Edition Feature

 = Visual Studio Enterprise Edition

Professional Edition Feature

 = Visual Studio Professional Edition


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