Hi Everyone, it looks like the next version of Visual Studio
is on its way, but is only know as Visual Studio “15” at this point. (Not to be confused with the current version of Visual Studio 2015.) Microsoft has made a preview available and can be downloaded here:
Since this is a preview it is not supported, so please be sure and install this on a non production machine. From the documentation that Microsoft has released so far it looks like they are promising a much lighter weight and faster install process. That’s good news since installing the current Visual Studio 2015 product is a very time consuming process.
In reading the preview documentation it looks like there will be support for other languages such as Python, C++ and Unity. Perhaps Micorosoft is leveraging some of the capabilities from Visual Studio Code? There is also continued improvement for mobile application development particularly for Xamarin and Apache Cordova. Cordova is an open source package for cross platform mobile development. You can find more information on Cordova here:
Visual Studio “15” also include some improved tools for Office development and better support for SQL Azure databases. In my future blog posts I will take a deeper dive into some of these new features. When this reaches Beta I will include some new lectures in my class Microsoft Development Essentials. Thanks and I will see you in my next post.