Visual Studio 2022 Launch Event Agenda

Andy Sterland

We’re excited to host the Visual Studio 2022 launch event on November 8th. This release is unique: it brings together, the move to 64-bit, new capabilities, and improvements to reliability and performance across your entire developer workflow. The launch event is a celebration of that work, and all the work, our community, and extension authors have contributed. In all the sessions, Visual Studio 2022 is center stage with demos galore. With what’s new sessions that take you through all the new capabilities in Visual Studio 2022 and lots of Tips & Tricks sessions to help you get the most of Visual Studio 2022. Read on to see the full schedule and details of what we have in store for you!

Image advertising the VS2022 launch event.

You can watch the event on the Visual Studio 2022 launch site at: The stream will start at 8:30 AM PT (Pacific Time) on November 8. The event will also be streamed to our YouTube and Twitch channels. You can register for the scheduled stream on YouTube as well. For those of you in the US, don’t forget the clocks go back the day before. Don’t worry; if you do miss anything, all the content will be available on our YouTube channel after the event ends.

Not just any keynote

This is not going to be your average keynote. We’ve got Scott Hanselman, Amanda Silver, and a cast of characters from across the product team, telling the story of Visual Studio 2022 with a heap-full of demos and some friendly banter. We’re going to fit all this content into 30 minutes, so watch it on 2x speed at your peril 😊.

A group of people sitting on a couch with balloons taking part in the Visual Studio keynote.

What’s new sessions

If you had any questions on whether you should try out Visual Studio 2022, this event has the answer for you. We’ve got eleven sessions from some great presenters focused on what’s new in Visual Studio 2022 and what it can do for you. Whether your building a cutting edge app with the latest technologies of today, or one that’s using the latest technologies of twenty years ago, Visual Studio 2022 has new capabilities for you. These talks will start streaming after the keynote.

Pacific Time

November 8


Repeats on UTC

November 9

8:30 AM Welcome to Visual Studio 2022

– with Scott Hanselman and friends

12:30 AM

10:30 AM

9:10 AM What’s new for .NET, ASP.NET and Azure developers

– with Angelos Petropoulos

1:10 AM

11:10 AM

9:30 AM Visual Studio 2022 for .NET XAML developers

– with Dmitry Lyalin

1:30 AM

11:30 AM

9:50 AM Visual Studio 2022 for .NET WinForms developers

– with Olia Gavrysh

1:50 AM

11:50 AM

10:10 AM Building native Windows applications in Visual Studio 2022

– with Sy Brand

2:10 AM

12:10 PM

10:30 AM Build triple A games with C++ in Visual Studio 2022

– with David Li

2:30 AM

12:30 PM

10:50 AM Building cross platform apps with C++ in Visual Studio 2022

– with Erika Sweet

2:50 AM

12:50 PM

11:10 AM Building cross platform apps with .NET MAUI in Visual Studio 2022

– with Maddy Leger

3:10 AM

1:10 PM

11:30 AM What’s new for Visual Studio 2022 for Mac

– with Jordan Matthiesen

3:30 AM

1:30 PM

11:50 AM Visual Studio for IT administrators

– with Christine Ruana

3:50 AM

1:50 PM

12:10 PM Visual Studio 2022 for extension authors

– with Leslie Richardson

4:10 AM

2:10 PM

12:30 PM What’s new for Git and GitHub in Visual Studio 2022

– with Taysser Gherfal

4:30 AM

2:30 PM

1:00 PM Live Q & A

More information on all these talks can be found on the event site.

Ask us your questions

Throughout the entire stream, we will have live Q&A on our event site. You’ll be able to ask questions in chat and have someone on the team answer them in real-time! We’ll also have a live Q&A session at the end of the event, 1:00 PM PT (Pacific Time), with some of the key people from the team. So join us and get answers to those questions you’ve burning to ask, and make our experts squirm on live TV 😊.

A worldwide event

People around the world use Visual Studio, and we want every developer to take part in this event. While all the sessions are in English, they will have captions in 14 different languages during the stream and on YouTube after the event. There are also going to be two repeats of the show starting at 8:30 AM CST (China Standard Time), 8:30 AM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) the following day, 2021/11/9. For those repeats, the team will be on the live Q&A chat and to answer your questions around the clock!

Tips & tricks sessions

My favorite types of sessions are tips & tricks, and the whole team here has been as busy as beavers making them for this event. Each of the tips & tricks sessions are no-nonsense demos of features you can use in Visual Studio 2022. In these talks, you’ll find something new that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. There’s not a single PowerPoint slide in sight, not a fluffy talk track, with pretty marketecture slides. Just demos. We’ve got 30 of these talks, covering just about every part of Visual Studio. All these talks will be available on our YouTube channel after the stream is over.

Tips & tricks session list

IntelliCode whole line autocompletion – with Aaron Yim
Supercharge refactoring with IntelliCode – with Aaron Yim
Connect your application to Azure using Visual Studio – with Angelos Petropoulos
GitHub Actions in Visual Studio – with Angelos Petropoulos
Your new look & feel Visual Studio 2022 – with Atlas Rain
Simplifying subscriptions assignments – with Caity Cherniak
Managing updates from layouts – with Christine Ruana
Tips for working with debug symbols – with Chuck Ries
More productivity in the editor – with Dante Gagne
Hot Reload for C++ games – with David Li
.NET Hot Reload for desktop & mobile – with Dmitry Lyalin
Getting the most out of your subscription – with Esteban Herrera
Personalizing Visual Studio – with Grace Taylor
Using VS Code themes in Visual Studio – with Grace Taylor
New debugger features in Visual Studio 2022 – with Harshada Chandrakant Hole
Hot Reload for ASP.NET Core Blazor – with Isadora Rodopoulos
What’s new in Visual Studio 2022 for testing – with Kendra Havens
Load solutions faster with solution filters – with Kira Weiss
Creating a private extension gallery – with Leslie Richardson
Write a Visual Studio extension – with Mads Kristensen
Debug faster with IntelliTrace – with Mark Downie
Diagnosing memory dumps – with Mark Downie
Fixing sync over async issues – with Mark Downie
Increase productivity with Visual Studio – with Mika Dumont
How to configure Visual Studio with .vsconfig – with Misty Hays
Speed up your .NET app with the CPU profilers – with Sagar Shetty
Speed up your .NET app with the .NET memory profilers – with Sagar Shetty
Optimizing build performance – with Sam Harwell
Targeting WSL2 from Visual Studio – with Sy Brand
Top five Git features in Visual Studio 2022 – with Taysser Gherfal

Digital swag

Last, but not least, they’ll also be some Visual Studio 2022 themed digital swag, rumour has it there’s even a 3d model of the Visual Studio logo – which I’m excited to print!

That’s a wrap

I’m proud of all the great content the team has put together for this event. I’ve never seen a conference with so many demos and so much educational content – I’ve learned new things that I can’t live without now, and I’m sure you will as well.

I hope to see you at Visual Studio 2022 Launch Event. As you can see, we’ve got a lot of great content lined up for you. So, join us at this coming Monday, November 8, at 8:30 AM Pacific Time.

See you next week!


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  • hitesh davey 0

    How about some cool VS wallpapers for digital swag!

    • Andy SterlandMicrosoft employee 0

      I think we’re planning some wall papers :).

  • Micah Stauffer 0

    Glad to know they’ll be plenty of steam to go around. 😊
    >> …talks will be available on our YouTube channel after the steam is over.

    • Andy SterlandMicrosoft employee 0

      Hehe, good catch! Fixed the typo. Thanks for pointing it out.

  • Николай Михеев 0

    I really hope that the hot Reload speed will increase.
    But now he usually double-checks the entire project, it takes longer than rebuilding manually.
    And sometimes it updates just the right component almost instantly.
    The advantage of working in Blazor.

    And even more I hope that I will become such a specialist that I myself will do what I need myself. it’s open technology.

    • Andy SterlandMicrosoft employee 0

      I’m not sure. But I have pinged the team who’s investigating it.

  • More Never 0

    where is WPF? As an old wpfer, i feel sad

    • Andy SterlandMicrosoft employee 0

      It’s there! In the XAML talks (Dmitry’s talk). It was just a bit unwieldy to distinguish between the different types of UI platforms that use XAML….

      • Max Mustermueller 0

        Doesn’t MAUI also uses XAML?! Anyway it would be great if there is someone from the WPF team, just like there is someone from the Winforms team. Dmitry as far as I know isn’t working on WPF but the XAML designer. What if someone asking a question regarding WPF and nobody is there to answer?

        • Andy SterlandMicrosoft employee 0

          MAUI sure does use XAML. It’s a separate talk as it’s focused on Visual Studio 2022 17.1 Preview. Whereas the rest of the talks are all on 17.0.

          The team that’s going to be on the Q&A is different from the presenters. There’s just one presenter but we’ll have more moderators from the team in the Q&A chat. Plus they can also reach out to anyone internally. If your question isn’t answered on the day if you signed into the Q&A and gave your email address you will get the answer in your inbox whenever it is closed.

      • Stefan Koell 0

        Yes, please. We badly need WPF/WinForms updates!

        • Andy SterlandMicrosoft employee 0

          We have definitely got content for both WinForms and WPF are covered in the talks. Both have what’s new session and are featured in the keynote.

      • Paulo Pinto 0

        I haven’t seen any XAML C++/WinRT talk, so it basically means Visual Studio 2022 still doesn’t provide a developer experience that can match Qt and C++ Builder as C++/CX was finally making it available on VS.

        So I assume that the IDL XAML VS related tooling is the same as back in Visual C++ 6.0 with ATL days, pre-.NET.

        Maybe the team should stop advertising how great WinUI supports C++ until they spend some hours playing with Qt/QtCreator and C++ Builder.

  • Chuck Ryan 0

    Is there going to be any information on the Microsoft Reporting Services Projects extension?

    I cannot even begin testing my main applications until I can load .rptproj types.

    • Pierre Letter 0

      Hopefully the SSIS, SSAS and SSRS extensions are ready faster than for 2019.
      SSIS editing with 64 bit will be nice, finally 🙂

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