February 23, 2018

Visual Studio 2015 to Release This Summer

 

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Today, through The Visual Studio Blog,  Microsoft announced that Visual Studio 2015 to release this summer.

Today, we’re announcing the editions of Visual Studio 2015 that will be available when we release the final product this summer.

What is it?

Visual Studio 2015 will be released this summer. Reasonable guess is around same time of the Windows 10 release(this summery too), likely July, possibly August. Also VS 2015 will have three SKUs, instead of four. They are Community, Professional and Enterprise. If you are talking about Visual Studio at work, most companies deploy new Visual Studio a year or two after release. So for most developers, you are looking at Community Edition. I have been using VS Express Edition, which is called Community Edition now, never feel any limitation.

Why should I care?

I am pretty sure the only way to develop Windows 10 application is through Visual Studio 2015 or later. Visual Studio is on CTP 6 now. Please check here on how to setup Visual Studio CTP6 and Windows 2015 Technical Preview SDK.