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  • Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview Adds F# Core & Standard Support

    Microsoft has supported F# since .NET Core 1.0 was released, but tooling availability has varied in comparison to fellow .NET Core languages C# and VB.NET. With the release of Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 4, F# projects can now target .NET Core and .NET Standard.

  • Expanding Visual Studio's Cross-Compiler Support for ARM

    Visual Studio has long possessed the ability to target the ARM-platform, as long as the platform is running Windows. In Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 2, the IDE is expanding this support by adding the capability to target ARM based computers and IoT devices through the use of the GCC compiler.

  • First Look at Visual Studio 2017 Update 5 Preview

    Microsoft continues to quickly iterate development of Visual Studio 2017, and has just released 15.5 Preview, a look at the company’s fifth update to the popular IDE since its release. This update adds new debugging capabilities and performance improvements for C++, Visual Basic, and C#.

  • Visual Studio 15.4 Released, Increasing Multiplatform Support

    The 4th update to Visual Studio 2017 has been released by Microsoft, and continues the company’s commitment to supporting .NET Standard 2.0 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. .NET Standard 2.0 support is an important part of Microsoft’s strategy for promoting cross-platform application development and code reuse.

  • Visual Studio 2017 15.4 Prepares for Windows 10 Fall Update

    Microsoft has released a preview for Visual Studio 2017 15.4. This release focuses on additions to support the forthcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. UWP apps gain support for .NET Standard 2.0 and a new template makes it easier to bundle both traditional Win32 and UWP apps for distribution.

  • Visual Studio 2017 15.3 Released, Adds .NET Core 2 Support

    Microsoft has released production ready Visual Studio 2017 15.3 and it is packed with features that include frontline support for .NET Core 2. Several stability and performance fixes, and increased accessibility support are among several new additions.

  • Visual Studio 2017 15.3 Preview Nears Final Release

    Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 appears to be nearing release as the latest preview focuses on bug fixes. Developers interested in the latest C# 7.1 features and those working with C++ will still find lots to use in the latest Preview 7 release.

  • What’s Coming Next for Visual Studio

    Visual Studio 15.2 was just released but the development team continues to work non-stop. At Build 2017, Microsoft discussed the new features coming in 15.3 and where the product is headed next.

  • Visual Studio 2017 - Update 2 Preview

    Microsoft has released a preview of the second major update planned for Visual Studio 2017. This update brings a new workload, TypeScript side-by-side support, and enhanced F# tooling.

  • Visual Studio 2017 Update Focuses on Stability

    The redesigned installer and setup engine featured in Visual Studio 2017 allows Microsoft to more rapidly deploy fixes to their flagship development software. The first named update to the recently released tool has just been deployed, and brings with it the standalone version of Visual Studio Team Explorer.

  • Visual Studio 2017 Brings F# 4.1

    The Visual Studio 2017 release in early March included F# 4.1 and an update of the Visual F# tools. F# 4.1 brings improvements and interoperation with C# 7 while the tools are the first version supporting the Roslyn workspaces.

  • Visual Studio 2017 Now Supports Git Via SSH

    Microsoft has switched to git.exe so that Visual Studio 2017 can have better Git support. This has enabled several features that were lacking in previous versions.

  • Windows 10 Developers Encouraged to Upgrade to Visual Studio 2017

    Following the formal release of Visual Studio 2017, Microsoft is strongly encouraging developers to upgrade to its latest development environment. Yet while the Creators Update SDK now requires VS2017, some Windows 10 development workloads still require VS2015.

  • Shaping the Future of Visual Studio

    Breaking from the past, Microsoft has already released a preview edition of its latest release of Visual Studio that includes new Python functionality.

  • Visual Studio 2017 Officially Released

    Marking the 20th year since Visual Studio's first release, Visual Studio 2017 has formally been made available. VS2017 focuses on improvements to its core developer experience, in addition to greater support for mobile & cloud applications as well as more capable DevOps functionality.