Want an end-to-end cloud hosting solution to meet demanding quality and scale needs of teams of all sizes? Or are you in need of free, fully-featured IDE? Require professional developer tools, services, and subscription benefits for small teams? The all new Visual Studio 2017 is all for you!

Visual Studio 2017 is constructed on four core pillars viz. fundamentals, cloud, mobile, and DevOps. DevOps is an acronym of “software DEVelopment” and “information technology OPerationS” that promotes a set of processes and methods for thinking about communication and collaboration – between departments of development, QA (quality assurance), and IT operations. It simultaneously does the automation process of software delivery and infrastructure changes. It also aims at establishing a culture and environment where fabricating, testing, and releasing software is much speedy, frequent, and more reliable. Traditional, functionally-separated organizations rarely have cross-departmental integration of these functions with IT operations.

Get More than DevOps

Visual Studio 2017 improves several aspects of working in DevOps environments. Right from the version control improvements, enhancements in the Developer Analytics tools to the ability to configure a CI/CD pipeline directly can be easily done within the Visual Studio 2017.

There are some extemporizations in the Git support which offer some advanced features. It allows you to drive on with your end to end workflow without leaving the IDE. You can effortlessly view the diff for outgoing commits, push an amended commit, perform a force push to complete a rebase, eliminate your upstream branch, and continue patch rebase from Visual Studio. Further, you get support SSH and have the config options. Additionally, you are able to view the team explorer exactly what you see on the command line. Thus, moving to git.exe helps in supporting and providing the most up-to-date features. Another amazing tool that Visual Studio offers is the inclusion of the Redgate Developer Tools Core Edition that performs DevOps on your source code similar to the database configuration

How to Get Visual Studio 2017 DevOps Capabilities

Therefore to get Visual Studio 2017 DevOps capabilities to SQL Server database development, you must install the Data Storage and Processing workload.

•    Redgate SQL Search incorporates all editions of Visual Studio 2017. This aids in boosting productivity while instantly allowing you to find SQL fragments and objects across multiple databases.

•    Visual Studio Enterprise 2017 also includes Redgate ReadyRoll Core for the development of migration scripts, management of database changes using source control, and for safe automation deployments of SQL Server database changes alongside application changes.

•    Redgate SQL Prompt Core in Visual Studio Enterprise 2017 helps to write, format, and refactor SQL code more speedily and accurately with the help of intelligent code completion. SQL Prompt autocompletes database, system objects, and keywords. It also offers column suggestions as you type. Isn’t it quite profitable? You don’t need to remember every column name or alias. Another pro is that you get a cleaner code with fewer errors.

Other perks that your Visual Studio Enterprise subscription offers are six months of access to WhiteSource Bolt for open source vulnerability management and license checking plus Parasoft for service virtualisation.

What’s new in Visual Studio 2017?

  • Fast and Smarter App Construction

Live dependency validation will help to drive DevOps earlier in the development process. Further, you can save time and effort, regardless of language or platform enhancements owing to the popular factors like code navigation, IntelliSense, refactoring, and code fixes.



  • Quick Bug Fixing

Get enhanced debugging and test experiences to locate and address issues promptly. Reducing regression risks with “Live Unit Testing”, “Exception Helpers” and “Run to Click” like attributes to tighten your DevOps loop and thus exposing the root cause of new bugs.

  • Cloud Integration

Bet inbuilt tools to provide comprehensive integration with all of your .NET Core, Azure applications, services, Docker containers, and more and get a seamless working experience.



  • Effective Alliance

Get the freedom to manage your team projects hosted by any provider, including Visual Studio Team Services, Team Foundation Server, or GitHub. The new “Open Any Folder” feature allows working virtually with any code file without a formal project or solution around it.

  • Build Superior Mobile Apps

With Xamarin’s cutting-edge debugging, reporting tools, and unit test generation features, it’s faster and easier to build, connect, and tune native mobile apps using Apache Cordova or build C++ cross-platform libraries for Android, iOS, or Windows



  • Level Up Your Language

Visual Studio has heavily invested again for the state-of-the-art programming language support features. Get first-class feature support across the entire development experience (C#, Visual Basic, C++, TypeScript, F#, JavaScript etc.)

  • Craft your Ideal IDE


Packed with tons of performance enhancements to the core features, throughout the entire development lifecycle you can see noticeably faster startup time, lower memory footprint and a higher degree of responsiveness.

  • Optimized For Performance and Fast Software Delivery


A brand-new workload-based installer optimizes your install to ensure that you have everything you need. You can seamlessly deliver software to any targeted platform or Extend DevOps processes to SQL Server through Redgate integration. Plus, you can safely automate database deployments from Visual Studio. Together with Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server one can test on thousands of physical devices right from within the IDE with Xamarin Test Recorder and Xamarin test cloud.

Stay ahead of the curve and enjoy complimentary access to training from top partners. In addition, get access to software licenses from select partners and get unparalleled productivity for any development, any app,
 and any platform.