Visual Studio 2015 RTM Coming July 20
The final version of Microsoft's Visual Studio 2015 toolset is scheduled for release on July 20, more than a week ahead of Windows 10.Microsoft announced that the next major release of its flagship developer toolset, Visual Studio 2015, will be available for download on July 20. That means that less than three months since releasing Visual Studio 2015 Release Candidate (RC), Microsoft will deliver the next version of Visual Studio for developers. Microsoft released Visual Studio 2015 RC on April 29 at its Build 2015 developer conference in San Francisco. The final releases of Visual Studio 2015, Team Foundation Server 2015 and .NET 4.6 will be available for download on July 20. To celebrate the release, Microsoft will be hosting a Visual Studio 2015 Final Release Event on July 20 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. The event will help developers learn about the new features and technologies coming with the new release. Developers will be able to engage in live, interactive Q&A sessions with the Visual Studio engineering team. They also will be able to take deep-dives into technical details covered in over 60 on-demand video sessions. Plus, the event will feature the Visual Studio developer team creating an end-to-end solution for an open-source project, leveraging the newest tools and technologies, Microsoft said.
"Visual Studio 2015 is a big release," said S. "Soma" Somasegar, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Developer Division, in a blog post announcing the ship date. "We are opening up Visual Studio to developers targeting new platforms—from cross-platform mobile development targeting iOS, Android and Windows, to game development targeting Unity, Unreal, Cocos and more. At the same time, Visual Studio 2015 redefines developer productivity with proactive diagnostics tooling and the new Rolsyn language services for C# and VB. And together, Visual Studio 2015, Team Foundation Server 2015 and Visual Studio Online help teams to embrace DevOps with great agile backlog management, Azure cloud tooling, hosted continuous integration, and Application Insights across all the components of your application."