Microsoft Visual Studio 2015

October 7, 2015 Off By Manish Kumar

On July 20, 2015 Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2015 – new version. There are lots of changes in this edition and we can say that now it can be used by any developer for any language.

Over the last few years, the Visual Studio family has expanded to be broader than ever before.  And the reception from developers has been great to see.

At the core is the Visual Studio IDE that millions of developers around the world love and use day-in and day-out to build great applications.  Last year in November, Microsoft has introduced Visual Studio Community – a fully-featured Visual Studio IDE which is free for non-enterprise development.  Since November, there are over 5 million downloads of Visual Studio Community, the fastest ever adoption of a Visual Studio product.

And earlier this year, in April, Microsoft released a preview of the new Visual Studio Code, a refined code editor for Mac, Linux and Windows supporting cross-platform web and cloud development.  In the last 3 months, there are more than 500k downloads of Visual Studio Code, with nearly half of those downloads on Mac and Linux.

Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6

This release of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 brings hundreds of new features for developers building for desktop, web, mobile, cloud and more.

Here I’ll highlight just a few of the big new things in Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6.  For more, check out Visual Studio release notes as well as the Visual Studio blog, the .NET blog, and Scott Guthrie’s blog.

  • Tools and services for projects of any size or complexity
  • C#, Visual Basic, F#, C++, Python, Node.js and HTML/JavaScript
  • Sprint planning
  • Advanced debugging, profiling, automated and manual testing
  • DevOps with automated deployments and continuous monitoring