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"The price is good.""There's a community edition that is absolutely free to use. It's pretty good.""The introduction of the Community Version allows some people to use it free of charge.""Our purchasing department pays a fair price for it."

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Top Answer: It is convenient to have all the development tools in one interface.
Top Answer: The company buys and pays for the product. I think our purchasing department gets a fair price for it. But the actual price is something I do not have any idea of.
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Silverlight, MS Silverlight, MS Silverlight, MS Silverlight
MS Visual Studio, MS Visual Studio, MS Visual Studio
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Silverlight is a powerful development tool for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications. Silverlight is a free plug-in, powered by the .NET framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices and operating systems, bringing a new level of interactivity wherever the Web works.
Visual Studio.NET is the umbrella that represents the key pieces of the .NET platform delivered from Microsoft, including the .NET Framework, the recently announced .NET Core, and a shared common layer of packages, compilers and runtime. Read this .NET blog post about the evolution of the platform and the different pieces that make .NET 2015.
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ESRI, Financial Analytical Service of Ministry of Finance, American Water Enterprises, Toyota Motor Europe, Comarch, Komako, Freelance World, AARCO
Knab, Hamburg Port Authority, Kecioren Municipality, National Instruments, Hamburg Port Authority, Government of Odisha, Kongsberg Maritime AS
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Manufacturing Company56%
Consumer Goods Company11%
Computer Software Company11%
Comms Service Provider41%
Computer Software Company13%
Educational Organization13%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise44%

Microsoft Silverlight is ranked 4th in .NET Development Services while Microsoft Visual Studio is ranked 1st in .NET Development Services with 7 reviews. Microsoft Silverlight is rated 0.0, while Microsoft Visual Studio is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Visual Studio writes "Great integrated debugger, offers lots of features, and is extremely stable". Microsoft Silverlight is most compared with Adobe Flash, ASP.NET and Adobe AIR, whereas Microsoft Visual Studio is most compared with SharePoint Designer, Zend Studio and Genero.

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