Download Visual Studio 2015 Update 3


On 27th June 2016, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015 Update 3 along with .NET Core 1.0. This build focuses on fixes of issues already reported in earlier releases, including the memory consumption issue noticed in Update 2.

 

This build also has some known issues, which will be fixed in subsequent builds. In this post, sharing the links to download the web installer, ISO image for offline installation.

 

Download Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 (www.kunal-chowdhury.com)

 

If you don’t know, Visual Studio 2015 was RTM’ed on 20th July 2015. Within a six months timeframe, Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 was released on December 2015, Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 on 30th March 2016 during the //BUILD/2016 conference and now on June 2016 the release of Update 3.

 

Download Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, TFS 2015 Update 3

Along with this, Microsoft also released Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 3. You can install the new Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 and the Team Foundation Server Update 3 from the following links:

 

Don't forget to install:    Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 patch (KB3165756)

 

What’s new in Visual Studio 2015 Update 3?

If you want to know what has been changed, improved in the latest version of Visual Studio 2015 (i.e. in the Update 3), check out the following Microsoft pages which also includes the list of other changes like performance improvements, responsiveness, bug fixes and the known issues currently available:

Before installing this build of Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, I would recommend to checkout the Known Issues currently available in this build. Also checkout the complete Release Notes.

 

Point to note that, Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 now includes Xamarin 4.1. In addition to a number of bug fixes, this release adds support for tvOS, improves the iOS Assets Catalog support, improves the XML editing experience and adds selectors for SSL/TLS and HttpClient implementations when creating iOS apps.

 

 


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19 comments

  1. If I install visual studio enterprise, do I have to install nodejs tools separately????
    Or it will install automatically from the iso.

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  2. it will be installed automatically

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  3. i already have visual studio enterprise 2015 update 2, where can i get only the "update 3" ?

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    1. Hi,

      You can go with the Web Installer. That will grab the part which is require. Click the appropriate link (Enterprise, in your case) from the above shared links.

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  4. in visual studio 2015 update 2 we had to download the "universal windows app - tools, sdk, emulators" from the internet i.e. they were not present in the ISO;

    in case of visual studio 2015 update 3 are the "universal windows app tools, sdk, emulators" present in ISO or we need to download them?

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    1. You will get the SDK tool if you are downloading the whole package and install. For the emulator, you have to separately download it.

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  5. does visual studio 2015 update 3 version entrprise free forever like community !!!

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    1. No, if you already have VS 2015 (licensed), it will just patch it. If you install it as fresh copy, it will be a trial version unless you provide a license to it.

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  6. so update 3 it is license thx

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  7. So how about installing like u mentioned a fresh copy and then find a way to CRACK or PATCH it ! :D :D

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  8. Do you have to install update 2 first? Or is it included in update 3..?

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    1. No, you don't need to install update 2. Update 3 has all the previous updates.

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  9. is it a trial version for 30 day or it's activated.

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  10. Hello, Mr. Kunal Chowdhury, I am a regular visitor of your website. I need a help, can you provide the link to download the iso image of Visual Studio Enterprise 15 preview 5 x86 x64 directly because when I downloaded the web-installer i.e. mu_visual_studio_enterprise_15_preview_5_x86_x64_9409219.exe from https://download.my.visualstudio.com/pr/mu_visual_studio_enterprise_15_preview_5_x86_x64_9409219.exe?t=1704fe8e-4328-4f7d-b443-11161895f61f&e=1476502934&h=223a87ffcf94ab9f5fb1b41b2d5b9d84&su=1 and run this command for creating an offline installation "run:mu_visual_studio_enterprise_15_preview_5_x86_x64_9409219.exe /layout D:\VisualStudio2016" I got the following error "The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect." I tried to figure out the problem but all in vein. I also request you to update your website's page http://www.kunal-chowdhury.com/2016/06/visual-studio-2015-update-3.html and add the updated visual studio.

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    1. Hi Sanjeev,

      There are two things: Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio 15.

      Visual Studio 2015 has the latest version 'Update 3', for which you can download the ISO file from the link shared on the blog post.

      For Visual Studio 15, which is the vNext version of the IDE is currently under preview stage and does not include ISO at this moment.

      If you are targeting for production development, go for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3. In case you want to try out the next major release of Visual Studio, go for Visual Studio 15 Preview 5 web installer.

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  11. hello,

    you have visual studio2015 enterprise testing tools

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  12. During the installation of visual studio update 3 ISO do I need Internet connection to install it on my system?

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    1. No, you will not as it's the complete setup package.

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