Visual Studio for Mac version 7.2 Alpha Preview

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Today we’ve released a new alpha preview for Visual Studio for Mac in the alpha updater channel – our first preview for version 7.2. The major themes for this release are improving the performance and accessibility support.

Trying the Latest Version

If you’re already on the bleeding edge with the Alpha channel, simply check for updates within Visual Studio for Mac, or otherwise read the instructions on how to sign up for the Visual Studio for Mac Alpha updater channel.

Preview Capabilities

The Azure Functions support and IoT support were bundled as part of the IDE for our Build 2017 preview release. As we get ready for our final release, we have unbundled these capabilities from the core IDE and they are now available to be installed from the Extension Manager. To install them, simply click on Extensions in the top menu in the IDE to find the extensions under the IDE extensions node on the Gallery tab.

Hands-on labs

Make sure to check out the hands-on lab repo on GitHub to get started using the preview functionality offered, if you haven’t already.


Help us make the product better by posting your comments in the Visual Studio Developer Community site or reporting a problem straight from the Welcome Page on Visual Studio for Mac.

Miguel de Icaza

Miguel de Icaza, Distinguished Engineer, Mobile Developer Tools @migueldeicaza

Miguel is a Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, focused on the mobile platform and creating delightful developer tools. With Nat Friedman, he co-founded both Xamarin in 2011 and Ximian in 1999. Before that, Miguel co-founded the GNOME project in 1997 and has directed the Mono project since its creation in 2001, including multiple Mono releases at Novell. Miguel has received the Free Software Foundation 1999 Free Software Award, the MIT Technology Review Innovator of the Year Award in 1999, and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 innovators for the new century in September 2000.


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