The Enterprise edition has source code management with Visual SourceSafe, performance testing and analysis tools. It also includes developer versions of many of Microsoft's server products, including SQL Server, Commerce Server, Exchange Server, and the Windows 2000 Advanced Server operating system. These are licensed for development only, but even so it is a rich range of products. Finally, there is the ability to use Enterprise Templates. New in Visual Studio .net, these are sophisticated skeleton projects that assist organisations in maintaining consistent best practices. The twist is that while Enterprise Developer can use these templates, it cannot create them. For that you need the high-end Enterprise Architect.
Visual Studio .NET simplifies the development of XML Web services and Web solutions. Visual Studio .NET has many enhancements and new features, such as a single, integrated development environment, object-oriented features in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, and Web development tools. In addition, Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Developer includes core capabilities for building scalable and reliable applications in a team development environment.
Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Developer includes developer editions of the .NET Enterprise Servers, including Windows .NET Server, making it easier to build applications that can be scaled to meet the requirements of a global organization. Also, Visual Studio .NET enables developers to perform functional and load testing of XML Web services and applications, making sure that any issues can be uncovered and fixed early in the development cycle.
With Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Developer, rapidly build the next generation of applications, from Windows to n-tier applications composed of XML Web services that target any device and integrate with any platform. Use the software's tools for building XML Web services and applications. New features enable visual development of business logic components. Build, leverage, and extend scalable XML Web services with built-in support for publishing and accessing XML Web services regardless of the platform they are running on.