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Visual Studio 17.9 Preview 2 has arrived!

Welcome to the release of Visual Studio 2022 17.9 Preview 2, which wraps up our development efforts for 2023. This update brings new features and enhancements, building on the solid foundation set by Preview 1 in November.  In this preview, we've made some improvements to the C++ and .NET MAUI development experiences. You'll find the...

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...

Learn about new and old VS tools on Visual Studio Toolbox!

Do you like watching videos to learn about new and existing Visual Studio features?  Then you should check out the Visual Studio Toolbox show!  Available on both Learn and YouTube, Visual Studio Toolbox is a show that helps you become a more productive developer in VS by highlighting tooling within the IDE and the wider Visual Studio ...

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 17.7 Preview 2 is here!

Welcome to the Public Preview 2 of Visual Studio version 17.7! Hot on the heels of our recent Preview 1, we're thrilled to roll out another collection of upgrades tailored to empower developers like you. Preview 2 pushes the boundaries further, providing speed, productivity, and collaboration improvements for developers across different ...

Visual Studio 2022 v17.6 Preview 2 is now available

Preview 2 for Visual Studio 17.6 is now available! If you are a game developer, a mobile developer, or are interested in learning new tricks to better debug your code, check out this latest release. It’s as easy as upgrading your Preview channel in the Visual Studio installer. And if you haven’t activated your Preview channel for Visual...

Try Visual Studio 2022 v17.6 Preview 1

The first Preview for Visual Studio 2022 17.6 is now available! This release expands on the recently released 17.5 version of Visual Studio and aims at enhancing your productivity whether you’re a .NET developer, a game developer, and/or a C++ developer. Why should you try the latest preview? Because it’s like living in the future – ...

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 ...