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Visual Studio "15" is an early preview build of the next major release of Visual Studio, which has been released by Microsoft on 30th March 2016, during //BUILD/2016 developer conference at San Fransisco. It provides early adopters to try out the new features and provide continuous feedback.


To know more about the preview release and to get the links of the web installer and/or the ISO image for offline installation, continue reading the post.


The next version of Visual Studio (vNext.15) is available for preview (


On 30th March, Microsoft released the first preview bits of the Visual Studio vNext (named as Visual Studio "15"). This preview is still under development and is not ready to install in production ready environment. The Visual Studio "15" Preview Language Packs are also available, which enables the display of the UI in different languages. After you install the Language Pack, you can switch among the languages. Visual Studio Enterprise “15” Preview must be installed before you can install the Language Pack.



See also: Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 now available for download



Along with this, Microsoft also announced the availability of the new installer for Visual Studio "15". It offers a new way to experience Visual Studio. With a minimum install, you get basic code editing support for over 20 languages along with debugging and source code control. You can also optionally add support for .NET desktop apps, C++, Unity or Python as you desire. This version of Visual Studio installs and updates quickly, and uninstalls cleanly.

    • Visual Studio Enterprise “15” Preview – Web Installer ISO

    • Visual Studio Enterprise “15” Preview with New Installer – Web Installer


What’s new in Visual Studio “15” Preview?

If you want to know what has been changed, improved in the forthcoming version of Visual Studio (i.e. in Visual Studio “15”), 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:


If you have any suggestions, let them know through UserVoice. For all other feedbacks, use the Visual Studio Feedback link. You continued feedback will help Microsoft to improve your favorite IDE in future and to help you improve your productivity, for sure.


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