Visual Studio 2019 v16.11 is Available Now!

Mads Kristensen

We are excited to announce the release of Visual Studio 2019 v16.11 GA. This release improves upon the Git tooling experience in Visual Studio, enables Hot Reload for .NET applications, adds convenient links to the help menu, and upgrades LLVM tools to LLVM 12. For full details, see the Visual Studio 2019 release notes.

Servicing Baselines

This is the final servicing baseline for Visual Studio 2019. This version will be supported with fixes and security updates for the duration of the Visual Studio 2019 support timeframe. As a result, we encourage Enterprise and Professional customers to standardize on Visual Studio 2019 16.11 because it will provide a long term stable and secure development environment.

Now that version 16.11 is available, version 16.9 will go out of support in October 2022. Prior minor versions 16.0, 16.1, 16.2, 16.3, 16.5, 16.6, 16.8 and 16.10 are no longer under support. These intermediary releases only received servicing fixes until the next minor update was released. Here are the versions still under support and their end of service dates:

  • 16.4 – October 2021
  • 16.7 – April 2022
  • 16.9 – October 2022
  • 16.11 – April 2029

For more information, see our lifecycle and support policy.

Visual Studio 2022 Preview

A big thank you to everyone who has participated in our Visual Studio 2019 previews! Your engagement with our preview branches helps us deliver a better product and gather valuable feedback on the features we’re building.

We encourage you to join us in the next iteration of our product: Visual Studio 2022. Download the current Visual Studio 2022 preview and use it just like you have been using Visual Studio 2019 (you can install them side-by-side) and let us know how it’s going via Developer Community or Report a problem.


It’s a good time for developers, administrators, and DevOps managers to review their current version usage. And, administrators should plan for migration and consider testing the final release of Visual Studio 2019. Acquire the latest and most secure version of Visual Studio in the downloads tab of the Subscriptions portal.

To experience all that Visual Studio 2019 has to offer, download v16.11 today. Don’t forget to report a problem or give us feedback on Developer Community!