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The giant company released the RC build (Release Candidate) of Visual Studio 2015 Update 2, focusing mainly on stability and user's feedback received via the Update 1 RTM channel. Microsoft marked this as "Go Live", though it is still under prerelease and has few known issues.


If you want to explore the new changes, read more to find the download links as well as the link towards release notes and a list of bug fixes, known issues.


Download Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 Release Candidate (


Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 was released on December 2015 and now Microsoft came up with the RC build of Update 2, released on 3rd March 2016 as a "Go Live" prerelease version. This means that you can use these builds in production environments. But, as this is a prerelease version, you might encounter some bugs which will get fixed in the final release (RTM).


Upgrade from Update 2 RC to future Update 2 release candidates or Update 2 RTM of Visual Studio 2015 will be supported. In order to upgrade to future releases, you must first upgrade from Update 2 RC to Update 2 RTM.


Download Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 RC (Release Candidate)


Before installing this update, please note that, you may have to restart your computer after you install this package. Save all your work before restarting. Also, please checkout the known issues listed here: before installing this Update 2 RC bits. Checkout this page to know What's new in Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 RC? Hope, the information was helpful. Try the bits and share your feedback to Microsoft and help them to improve our favorite IDE.


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