Microsoft to release Visual Studio 2017 on March 7

Microsoft today announced that they will be launching Visual Studio 2017 on March 7. Microsoft is also announcing a two-day launch event which will be live streamed at This launch event will be attended by Brian Harry, Miguel de Icaza, and Scott Hanselman. These Microsoft executives will share the latest features from Visual Studio, .NET, Xamarin, Azure, and more. On March 8, Microsoft is organizing a full-day of live training with multiple topics to choose from.

What to expect from Visual Studio 2017?

  • Boosted productivity. Enhancements to code navigation, IntelliSense, refactoring, code fixes, and debugging, saves you time and effort on everyday tasks regardless of language or platform. In addition, for teams embracing DevOps, Visual Studio 2017 streamlines the developer inner loop and speeds up code flow with brand new real-time features such as live unit testing and real-time architectural dependency validation.
  • Redefined fundamentals. There is a renewed focus to enhance the efficiency of the fundamental tasks that developers encounter on daily basis. From a brand-new lightweight and modular installation tailored to a developer’s need, a faster IDE from startup to shut down, to a new way to view, edit, and debug any code without projects and solutions, Visual Studio 2017 helps developers stay focused on the big picture.
  • Streamlined Azure development. Built-in suite of Azure tools that enable developers to easily create cloud-first applications powered by Microsoft Azure. Visual Studio makes it easy to configure, build, debug, package, and deploy applications and services on Microsoft Azure directly from the IDE.
  • Five-star mobile development. With advanced debugging and profiling tools and unit test generation features, Visual Studio 2017 with Xamarin makes it faster and easier than ever for developers to build, connect, and tune mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows. Developers can also choose to develop mobile apps with Apache Cordova or with Visual C++ cross-platform library development, all in Visual Studio.

Download the RC version here.

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