John Montgomery

Corporate Vice President , Visual Studio

John is Corporate Vice President of Program Management for Developer Tools and Services at Microsoft. He is responsible for product design and customer success for all of Visual Studio, Visual Studio for Mac, Visual Studio Code, .NET, C#, C++, F#, VB, JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, Go, Node.js, Python, Engineering Systems, User Experience Design, Customer Research, Windows tooling, and Azure tooling. John has been at Microsoft for 17 years, working in developer technologies the whole time.

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Visual Studio 2019: Code faster. Work smarter. Create the future.

Visual Studio 2019 is now available for download at Try it today to experience our best release yet.

Visual Studio 2019 Release Candidate (RC) now available

Visual Studio 2019 Release Candidate (RC) and Preview 4 are now available for download. Learn more about the new product channels in Visual Studio 2019 and how you can choose your path forward with the latest downloads.

Visual Studio Roadmap Updates and Visual Studio 2019 Information

Yesterday, we covered What’s next for Visual Studio for Mac, and today we’ve updated our Visual Studio Roadmap so you can see the latest news about what we’re working on. We’re particularly excited to share this update since it includes information about the first preview of Visual Studio 2019, which we will make available by the end ...

Introducing ‘Suggest a Feature’ in Developer Community

Customer feedback is a critical input to help us improve Visual Studio. Up until two years ago, the Visual Studio customer feedback system left room for improvement – customers could use the “send a smile” feature in Visual Studio, but this would result in only coarse-grained feedback such as “I like this” or “I don’t like this...

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8

Today we are releasing Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8. In this version we have focused on productivity, performance and bug fixes. There are many new features you‘ll find useful, but in this post, I’ll underscore the highlights you may be most interested in. For the complete list of all the updates in today’s release, check out the ...

What’s Next for Visual Studio

Since we launched Visual Studio 2017 in March of that year, it has become our most popular Visual Studio release ever. Your feedback has helped our team publish seven updates since our initial GA, which have improved solution load performance, build performance, and unit test discovery performance. We’ve also made Visual Studio 2017 our most...

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 and version 15.8 Preview 1

Today at Build, we announced the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 and the first preview of the next update, Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8 Preview 1. If you would rather try these without installing them, check out the Visual Studio images in Azure that will be available soon. Before digging in, I’d like to call out other ...

Visual Studio 2017 roadmap now available

With the release of Visual Studio 2017, we moved to a release schedule that delivers new features and fixes to you faster. With this faster iteration, we heard you would like more visibility into what’s coming. So, we’ve now published the Visual Studio Roadmap. The roadmap lists some of the more notable upcoming features and improvements ...

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6, Visual Studio for Mac version 7.4 Released

Today, we released updates to both Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac. Start your download now while you browse the rest of this post: download Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 or Visual Studio for Mac. We’ll trigger the update notification flag in the tools in the coming days.

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.5, Visual Studio for Mac Released

Today we released significant updates to both Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac. This update contains major performance improvements, new features, as well as fixes for bugs reported by you. Some highlights are mentioned below, for the full feature list check out the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5 Release notes.