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Visual Studio 2017 version 15.2 Preview

Today we are releasing Visual Studio 2017 version 15.2 Preview. For information on what this preview contains, please refer to the Visual Studio 2017 Preview release notes. If you haven’t heard about our new Preview releases, do take a few minutes to learn about them on the Visual Studio Preview page on As always, we ...

Visual Studio for Mac to the Cloud and Beyond

In November, we announced Visual Studio for Mac, a fully featured IDE that we hope will help every Mac developer create mobile and cloud applications. We started with a solid foundation for mobile development using Xamarin, and cloud development using .NET Core. Over the past few months we have been working on porting C# code that was ...

End of Support for Visual Studio 2008 – in One Year

In line with our ten-year support policy, Visual Studio 2008, its associated products, runtimes, and components will cease to be supported from April 10, 2018. Though your Visual Studio 2008 applications will continue to work, we encourage you to port, migrate, and upgrade your Visual Studio projects over the next year, to ensure you continue ...

Visual Studio 2017 Update

We’ve released an update to Visual Studio 2017 and you can download it and start using it today. In this update, which will show up in Help/About as 15.1 (26403.0), we’ve added support for the Windows 10 Creators Update SDK, added support in Xamarin Workbooks for C# 7, and updated the Redgate Data Tools. There is also a set of performance improvements you can read about in Bertan’s post, Visual Studio 2017 Performance Improvements.