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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.3

Microsoft Visual Studio
Microsoft Visual Studio Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) used to develop console and graphical user interface applications along with Windows Forms applications, ASP.NET applications, web sites, web applications, and web services using native code and managed code. Microsoft Visual Studio supports (to varying degrees) different programming languages, provided a language-specific service exists. Out of the box, the language packs include Visual C++, Visual Basic, and Visual C#.

This technology does not contain a database. However, this technology has the capability to import and export data from different types of databases, including Oracle Database and Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server.

Microsoft Visual Studio is available in Community, Express, Professional, Premium, Ultimate, Enterprise, and Test Professional editions. Each of these editions provides the same core functionality. This assessment covers all editions of Microsoft Visual Studio.

This entry covers the Desktop Edition of this technology and not any mobile versions. Please note that the implementation of mobile technology applications that operate on Mobile Operating Systems must be reviewed and approved by the Mobile Technology and Endpoint Security Engineering Team:
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has been assessed by the Section 508 Office and found non-conformant. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Please see reference tab for more information concerning product versions.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v24.2
Decision Date: 02/05/2024 at 18:07:16 UTC
Introduced By: ARB
Vendor Name: Microsoft
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (02/05/2024 at 18:07:16 UTC).