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.
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:
- Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 with Update 3 – Web Installer - ISO
- Visual Studio Professional 2015 with Update 3 – Web Installer - ISO
- Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 – Web Installer - ISO
- Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 with Update 3 – Web Installer - ISO
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:
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.