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Visual Studio version 15.9 is now out. This release comes with improvements for C++ debugging, .NET tooling, UWP performance, and more. Click to learn more!
Visual Studio 2017 is our best IDE yet. To help you write great code, it’s packed with new Refactorings and Quick Actions, and offers unit testing, debugging, navigation, and code style improvements. It loads solutions faster than ever, and ships with C# 7.3 and the MSVC compiler toolset that conforms to the latest C++ standards.
Today we released the next set of reliability and performance improvements in Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 RC, which also addresses issues that we hear from your continued feedback.
Building on what we announced with the CTP release, here’s what you’ll find in Update 2 RC:
Issues we’ve fixed:
Errors in the NuGet Package Manager Console that failed with “A task was canceled.”
Crashes due to null and/or invalid pointer reads.
Today we released Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 CTP. Our focus for this release has been stability and performance, along with responding to feedback you’ve given us on Visual Studio 2015 RTM and Update 1.
Here are the biggest things you’ll find in this update:
Fixes for quite a number of bugs:
Crashes when editing C# or Visual Basic files while editing
Crashes when updating error list entries for C# and Visual Basic projects while editing
Out of memory exceptions when C# and Visual Basic projects are kept open for long sessions
Delays when opening C++ projects
Over 300 C++ compiler bugs (some address code-generation issues and required breaking changes;
Today we released Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 RC, which builds on the Update 1 CTP we released three weeks ago. In addition to the features introduced in the CTP as described here, the Release Candidate includes the following:
Go To Implementation.
Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 CTP 3 released today, primarily focuses on bug fixes. The release notes and knowledge base article have the complete list of features and fixes.
As always, please give us your feedback, suggestions, thoughts, and ideas on our UserVoice site,
The first CTP for Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 is ready to download. Update 4 CTP 1 includes feature enhancements and bug fixes for Team Foundation Server and Visual C++. Checkout this detailed blog post for more info on Team Foundation Server enhancements.
Today we released Update 3 for Visual Studio 2013 (you can read more on Brian Harry’s blog and Soma’s blog). To upgrade you can either download the update or install a full version of Visual Studio 2013 with Update 3 already installed from these links:
Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate with Update 3
Visual Studio 2013 Premium with Update 3
Visual Studio 2013 Professional with Update 3
Visual Studio 2013 Windows Express with Update 3
Visual Studio 2013 Web Express with Update 3
Visual Studio 2013 Desktop Express with Update 3
In addition to new features,
Today we’re announcing the Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, which is now available for download; direct links for these downloads are at the bottom of this post. You can read more about the announcement on Brian Harry’s blog, this Channel 9 video, and on the Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RC release notes.