Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5.7 is now available

Microsoft released a new update of Visual Studio 2017, which bumped up the latest build version number to 15.5.7. This new build contains few changes to Team Explorer focusing to Git, and fixes to some customer-reported issue.


To know about what has been changed and fixed in this release, continue reading this blog post. Don't forget to check the 'Known Issues' before upgrading.


An update to Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.5.7) is now available


If you are running an older version of Visual Studio 2017, it is recommended to upgrade to the latest build. To get the latest update, check the Visual Studio Notifications window. Alternatively, you can open the menu Tools | Extensions and Updates... and navigate to Updates | Product Updates. Then click on the Update button to invoke the Visual Studio 2017 Installer.


New improvements and fixes in build 15.5.7

  • As part of this build, the Git and the Git Credential Manager components have been updated.
  • The optional Git for Windows component has also been updated.
  • This update will allow Git to connect to services that have deprecated support for TLSv1 and TLSv1.1 in favor of TLSv1.2.


Apart from the above new changes in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5.7, the following customer-reported issues have been fixed:

  • Projects targeting .NET Core 2.1 or newer are not supported by Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5.
  • Fixed issue where installation of the SDK for .NET Core 2.1 or newer would cause the option to create ASP.NET Core 2.0 Web applications to disappear.