Today, we are thrilled to announce the release of TypeScript 1.7 along with the availability of Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. This release enables async/await by default for ECMAScript 6 (ES6) targets. It also adds support for polymorphic ‘this’ typing, proposed ECMAScript 2016 exponentiation syntax,
We’ve heard your feedback that you’re excited about async/await in TypeScript. Async/await allows developers to write to asynchronous code flows as if they were synchronous, removing the need for registering event handlers or writing separate callback functions. You may have seen similar patterns in C#.