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Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.5 Preview

Today we are releasing the first preview of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5. You can either download it, or if you already have Preview installed, you’ll receive a notification that the update is available. This latest preview contains new features, improvements to key fundamentals such as performance and productivity, and other enhancements to address customer feedback. Read the feature highlight summary below, and check out the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5 Preview

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.4 Released

Yesterday we released updates to several of our products: Visual Studio 2017 version 15.4, support for .NET Standard 2.0 in the Universal Windows Platform, and the release of Visual Studio for Mac version 7.2. This minor update contains new features and performance improvements 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 15.4 Release notes.

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.4 Preview

We are looking to improve your experience on the Visual Studio Blog. It would be very helpful if you could share your feedback via this short survey that should take less than 2 minutes. Thanks! I’m happy to announce that the first Preview of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.4 is now available! You can either download it from here, or if you...

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.3 Released

Today we have several releases to talk about: there’s the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3, the release of .NET Core 2.0, and a release of Visual Studio for Mac version 7.1. If you’d like to jump right in, download Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3, download .NET Core 2.0, and download Visual Studio for Mac. You can also access the latest Visual Studio 2017 product releases through an Azure virtual machine where we offer the recommended installation of the most popular workloads and components.

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.3 Preview

We’ve been working hard to polish up some features, address some of the issues you’ve reported, and make meaningful improvements in the product's fundamentals such as reliability, performance, and accessibility. A few of the notable highlights include - Continuous Delivery Tools can now automatically build and deploy NET or ASP.NET Core projects to Azure Web App Services, increased visibility on extensions’ impact on Visual Studio reliability, Lightweight solution load (LSL) in large C++ solutions.

A fresh update to Visual Studio 2017 and the next preview

In his Build 2017 keynote, Scott Guthrie made several announcements across partnerships, new Azure service capabilities, and the Visual Studio family. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the keynote, check out ScottGu's blog post. From a Visual Studio product family perspective, the significant announcements are - The general availability of Visual Studio for Mac, Visual Studio 2017 version 15.2, Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 Preview, A preview of .NET Standard 2.0 support in .NET Core, Here’s a little more about each of these announcements.

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.

Announcing Visual Studio 2017 General Availability… and more

Since we released the Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate, we’ve had nearly 700,000 downloads! We’ve been busy taking customer feedback and enhancing the user experience to deliver the most powerful and productive version of Visual Studio yet. We’ve also been fine-tuning the Visual Studio family of tools. Now, the day that we have been working toward is here.

Join Us: Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event and 20th Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago, I started my first day at Microsoft as a developer on the Access team, and then as a developer on a newly created product – Visual InterDev. I remember how the emphasis was on the Visual part of our various product offerings, we have come a long way to the Visual Studio we have now. Today, I’m proud and humbled that Visual Studio is turning twenty – we’re celebrating two decades of Visual Studio! As we hit this great milestone, I’m also excited to announce that Visual Studio 2017 will be released on March 7.

Connect(); // 2016 starts Nov 16th

As hundreds of people across Microsoft head towards New York City we wanted to take this opportunity to write a short blog post to remind our community that we’re almost ready to unveil Connect(); // 2016, Microsoft’s big fall developer event, streaming live and totally for free from November 16th through the 18th. You might be reading ...

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