Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6.7

A new service update for Visual Studio 2017 is now available. The new build version 15.6.7, released on 26th April 2018 contains a set of bug fixes reported by customers. If you are using Visual Studio 2017, check for updates to get the new build.


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Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6.7


Issues fixed in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6.7

  • VS is more responsive when running Git operations.
  • Debugging large solutions with /debug:fastlink PDBs is more robust. Changes in the PDB/DIA lead to reduced latency and a 30% reduction in heap memory consumption in the VS debugger that used to cause crashes.
  • C++ compiler bugfixes:
    • Fix for the SSA optimizer incorrectly sinking a function call past a store to a variable used in a __finally handler.
    • Fix for the SSA optimizer sometimes incorrectly analyzing memory loads from locations with negative offsets.
    • Fix for the optimizer incorrectly transforming a pre-incremented loop into a post-incremented loop. This was found compiling the ICU project.
  • Microsoft bumped up the Java™ Development Kit 8 to Update 172 (JDK version 8u172).