Microsoft have been busy lately. First they bring out the highly anticipated Windows 8.1, then they bring out a new remote Windows desktop app for iOS and Android, and now they have released Visual Studio 2013 for you to download.
Keeping in line with their desire to get everyone to tie a Microsoft account to the services they use, you are prompted to sign in to Visual Studio with your Microsoft account, once you have downloaded and installed the program. This will allow you to keep all of your settings synced across devices, via the Cloud. You can read more about this on the Visual Studio blog.
Visual Studio is what’s called an IDE (Integrated Development Environment). What that means in plain language is a software program designed to help programmers develop and write software. Most IDE’s include a source code editor to write the code, and a compiler to put it all together. Obviously Microsoft’s version is not free. In fact, Microsoft quotes an estimated retail price on their website of an eye-watering $499.00. So obviously, this one is only for the truly professional programmers with the big budgets.
What do you think of the price tag for Visual Studio? Should Microsoft aim to lower that somewhat?
Source: Visual Studio Blog