Visual Studio IDE Community edition is free and is effectively the same as Visual Studio Professional. The license for the Community edition does not expire (as long as you link it to a free Microsoft account), and can be used for commercial development (if you and your organization fall within the licensing requirements for commercial development).What is Visual Studio Community Edition?
Editions Community. The Community edition was announced on November 12, 2014, as a new free version, with similar functionality to Visual Studio Professional. Professional. As of Visual Studio 2010, the Professional edition is the entry level commercial edition of Visual Studio. Enterprise. ...What is the latest version of Visual Studio?
Open Visual Studio From the Windows Start menu, choose Visual Studio 2019. Under Get started, choose any option to open the IDE. Visual Studio opens. ... In the Visual Studio 2019 update message, choose View details. In the Update downloaded and ready to install dialog box, choose Update. Visual Studio updates, closes, and then reopens.