2018-07-15T09:16:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with Microsoft Visual Studio?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Microsoft Visual Studio.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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ZL
R&D Director at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-09-27T04:09:54Z
Sep 27, 2020

I think that because it integrates many tools into one interface the startup is very slow. It would be nice if the startup speed could be improved. Maybe in the future, they can provide a better, lighter interface or something based in the cloud. It would be on Azure, for example, or other cloud providers. But I do not think Microsoft will have native support with AWS. We have not only purchased the Visual Studio, but we also subscribed to MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network). I like that this way we can always have the latest updates. All the products from Microsoft always have the most up-to-date functionality.

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Siddarth Nair - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Lead at Abtran
Real User
Top 20
2020-07-19T08:15:39Z
Jul 19, 2020

There are some features that I have yet to explore and it would be helpful to have more information about what is available and how it works.

FX
Programmer Specialist II at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-07-15T07:11:00Z
Jul 15, 2020

I think the file installations could be improved because they're very heavy and I'd like to see the solution support Python for developing purposes.

HH
Senior Software Engineer at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-06-21T08:08:13Z
Jun 21, 2020

If you use the professional edition, you can do unit testing much easier. You can do mock-ups and tasks of that nature. It would be nice if they made that available on the community edition as well. There needs to be a feature upgrade, especially for the free features. They might have done so in the past or over the last few years. Still, it would be nice it if happened more often. During some research into the product, I've discovered that they are trying to apply AI, as well as machine learning. This would be a welcome edition. They will most likely be advanced features. That means they won't be free. However, maybe in the future, they will be, given that enough time passes. Technical support needs to be improved. Right now, it's not great.

Dexter Baur-Schmidt - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Development Quality Assurance Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-08-26T06:42:00Z
Aug 26, 2019

I would only say the deployment outline can be improved. We have shifted away from using Team Foundation Server, because it didn't work for our company. We shifted over to the Git approach and I do know that the Team Foundation Server has Git support. But we decided to rather go with GitLab as our main platform. In terms of more support I would like to have the ability to plug into other open source pools. I know that it's focused towards the whole Microsoft Suite so it's more geared towards the Team Foundation Server, but if they can add more support to pools, that would be great.

ZK
Sr. Managing Consultant - Data Driven Enterprise at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-08-13T10:41:00Z
Aug 13, 2019

The reporting services are quite limited in terms of features and need to be improved. I would like to see installation and packaging features added to the next release of this solution.

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OnyaToochukwu - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO/Programmer at Tech Elight
Real User
2019-04-08T19:56:00Z
Apr 8, 2019

A kind of tutorial page should be embedded in the software to enable first-time users learn more without the help of an expert. A page to explain most of the language syntax.

Real User
2019-04-02T03:49:00Z
Apr 2, 2019

Support for spell checking comments should be inbuilt and automatically installed.

Cengiz Yalcin - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Global Operations Manager at a consumer goods company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-07-15T09:16:00Z
Jul 15, 2018

I would like to see support for rapid application development. For example, if I am developing a new project, I am repeating many similar steps again and again and again. But the platform could do this easily, instead of me. It would save me time. This is something I would like to have in Microsoft Visual Studio, to have it take over repetitive tasks from me.

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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 27, 2020
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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XX
Developer at a tech services company
Sep 2, 2019
The solution comes at a good price and, even though there are free versions out there on the market, I still prefer this product because I like its interface.
HH
Senior Software Engineer at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Jun 21, 2020
The solution has a community version, which is free. It also has a paid version, with a few more premium features, but the free version is still really useful.
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 19, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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XX
Developer at a tech services company
Sep 2, 2019
The solution comes at a good price and, even though there are free versions out there on the market, I still prefer this product because I like its interface.
HH
Senior Software Engineer at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Jun 21, 2020
The solution has a community version, which is free. It also has a paid version, with a few more premium features, but the free version is still really useful.
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