February 22, 2019

Visual Studio 2015 to Release on July 20th


Through Somasegar’s blog, Microsoft have announced the final release of Visual Studio 2015, Team Foundation Server 2015 and .NET 4.6 will be available for download on July 20th. His blog title is: “Save the Date: Visual Studio 2015 RTM on July 20th”. The RTM part is wrong, so ignore that.

As I said, Visual Studio and Windows releases are usually paired. Windows 10 will release on July 29.  So, that’s about one week before Windows 10.

Also on July 20 at 8:30 Am PDT (11:30 Am EDT), there will be  Visual Studio 2015 Final Release Event, live on the web.

To celebrate the release, we invite you to join us online on July 20th to learn about the new features and technologies. You will be able to engage in live, interactive Q&A sessions with the engineering team, as well as deep-dive into technical details covered in over 60 on-demand video sessions.




Visual Studio 2015 to Release This Summer




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.