Microsoft Visual Studio Room for Improvement

reviewer1358424
Senior Software Engineer at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
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. View full review »
Zhu Lei
R&D Director at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
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. View full review »
Siddarth Nair
RPA Developer at a outsourcing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
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Dexter Baur-Schmidt
Software Development Quality Assurance Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
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. View full review »
Softwreng67
Software Engineer with 51-200 employees
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. View full review »
reviewer1370709
Programmer Specialist II at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
OnyaToochukwu
CEO/Programmer at Tech Elight
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. View full review »
Robert Cattral
User
Support for spell checking comments should be inbuilt and automatically installed. View full review »
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