Since yesterday the new edition "Visual Studio Community 2013" is available for download on the Visual Studio product website Visual Studio Community 2013 - A Full-Featured IDE - FREE.
Visual Studio Community 2013 includes the full functionality of Visual Studio Professional 2013!
This version is FREE - for non commercial use!
Details: vs_community.exe is a small downloader. If you have installed VS Professional 2013 you have to uninstall it before. This version corresponds to Visual Studio Professional 2013 and includes Update 4.
So, who can use this version of Visual Studio?
Microsoft answers this in the Q & A section of the Visual Studio Community 2013 website (copy & paste here):
- Any individual developer can use Visual Studio Community to create their own free or paid apps.
- An unlimited number of users within an organization can use Visual Studio Community for the following scenarios: in a classroom learning environment, for academic research, or for contributing to open source projects.
- For all other usage scenarios: In non-enterprise organizations, up to 5 users can use Visual Studio Community. In enterprise organizations (meaning those with >250 PCs or > $1MM in annual revenue), no use is permitted beyond the open source, academic research, and classroom learning environment scenarios described above.
Millions of developers use Visual Studio every day. With Visual Studio Community 2013 developers get the full power Microsoft´s leading developing tool.
By the way: The system requirements of Visual Studio Community 2013 start with Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64), 1.6GHz or faster CPU, 1GB RAM and 20GB free disk space.
Enjoy VS Community 2013!