Visual Studio Professional Edition is a comprehensive set of tools that accelerates the process of turning the developer's vision into reality.

Develop for a variety of Microsoft platforms including Windows, Windows Phone, desktop, the web or cloud. You can also create HTML/JavaScript web applications that run on any modern device. Use your existing skills in languages such as C#, VB, C++, and JavaScript to create applications for the platforms your users prefer.

Windows version : Current

Support Level : None

How do I get it?

Staff :

Not available for download via Pegasus.

Various Microsoft packages including Visio and Visual Studio are available to purchase from Softcat using Agreement Reference NP5016/17.

Visual Studio Community may be available at no extra cost for developers building non-enterprise applications - see Microsoft for further information.

Staff may be entitled to obtain a free copy of Visual Studio through Microsoft Imagine Standard or Imagine Premium.  

Licence Agreement / Costs

Type : Single User license

End Date : Not applicable

Licence Details :

Type : Single User Licence

End Date : Not Applicable

Licence Details :

Full licence terms are available below:

Usage :

Ordering through the Select Agreement is available for software intended for installation on University computers and for work purposes only.
This includes staff machines, open access machines, and machines in departmental labs.
Software can be upgraded at an additional cost.

 Sales to students or staff intending to use the software for private purposes is not permitted.



Usage :

By staff on or off campus and with a personal or University owned computer system.

Personal Licence : Not Available


When downloading this software, an automated email will be sent to your '@strath.ac.uk' email account. Please read this email as it contains information and instructions.

If you have any problems downloading or installing this software, please contact help@strath.ac.uk

A huge variety of information is available, including overviews and FAQs on the Microsoft homepages - https://products.office.com/en-gb/home


Who is it for?

Staff :

The software can be purchased through the University Select Agreement at a discounted cost from Softcat using Agreement Reference NP5016/17.

System Requirements

Minimum Operating System:

Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista (SP1).
Microsoft Windows XP (SP2).
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
 & 2012 R2)

Minimum Hardware:

1.6 GHz or faster processor
1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
20 GB of available hard disk space
5400 RPM hard disk drive
DirectX 9-capable video card that runs at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution


Internet Explorer 10
KB2883200 (available through Windows Update) is required

For Windows Phone development:
Windows Phone 8.0 development requires Windows 8.1 (x64) or higher
Windows Phone 8.1 development requires Windows 8.1 (x86) or higher
For the Windows Phone emulators, Windows 8.1 (x64) Professional edition or higher, and a processor that supports Client Hyper-V and Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)