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Visual Studio’s Full Year in Review (2023)

In 2023, we added many new features, fixes, and improvements to Visual Studio 2022 to make your coding experience more productive, enjoyable, and accessible. This blog post looks back at all the notable enhancements that shipped in 2023 for Visual Studio 2022. Here are the recaps for the year:  For...
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Visual Studio Performance Highlights Delivered in 2023

As we step into 2024, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant performance improvements our team delivered in 2023. Your valuable feedback, active collaboration, and unwavering support have been crucial in enhancing Visual Studio. This past year has been focused on optimizing performance, and we're thrilled to showcase the key ...

Visual Studio 17.8 now available!

Unlock New Heights in Developer Productivity: Optimized C++ Support, Enhanced Enterprise Capabilities, and Full .NET 8 Integration The latest update (17.8) for Visual Studio 2022 is now generally available! Offering a comprehensive suite of enhancements that span productivity, programming languages, and enterprise management, this general...

Visual Studio 2022 – 17.7 Performance Enhancements

Visual Studio 2022 17.7 introduces a set of exciting performance improvements that cater to key areas like F5 Speed, Enhanced Light Bulb Performance in C#, improved memory consumption in C# spell checker, C++ Unreal Engine – IntelliSense optimization, Solution Explorer, Find in Files and much more.  Our key theme is to elevate the ...

Visual Studio Toolbox: Accelerate your builds of SDK-style .NET projects

The Visual Studio Toolbox show helps you become a more productive developer by focusing on tooling in and out of Visual Studio.  Our latest episode of VS Toolbox (available both on Learn and YouTube) features Drew Noakes from the .NET team. He demonstrates how you can dramatically reduce build times for SDK-style .NET projects. What is ...

Visual Studio 2022 – 17.5 Released

We’re excited to announce that Visual Studio 17.5 is now generally available. This release is full of updates that take friction out of your daily workflows making it easier for you stay in the zone while you code. Features like all-in-one search and intent-based suggestions help you move faster, while improved build and debug speeds ensure ...

Visual Studio 2022 Performance Enhancements 17.4

Every new Visual Studio release includes new performance improvements that make the product faster and more responsive. 17.4 has some significant improvements across common scenarios like  Find in Files, Branch switching, configuration changes, unit testing, C++ indexing and file saving. We use product telemetry from our GA releases to set ...