Paul Chapman

Principal Program Manager, Visual Studio Release Engineering

Paul manages the Visual Studio release engineering team, which is responsible for making Visual Studio releases available to our customers around the world.

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Support ends for older versions of Visual Studio

We want to keep you secure when using Visual Studio. If you’re using an older version of Visual Studio, we have several reminders about upcoming events in the Visual Studio support lifecycle. Visual Studio 2012: support ends on January 10, 2023 for the IDE and its associated products, runtimes, and components. We recommend users upgrade...

Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 Preview 2

Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 Preview 2 is now available with performance and reliability improvements as well as enhancements to C++, debugging, extensibility, and the IDE experience.

Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac Support Updates

As we work to bring you Visual Studio 2019, our team will release the final update to Visual Studio 2017, version 15.9, in the coming months; you can try a preview of version 15.9 here. We’d love your feedback on this release as we finish it up; use Report-a-Problem to submit issues. Following our standard Visual Studio support policy, ...