Microsoft release Visual Studio 2017 in March. Microsoft is also announcing a two-day launch event which will be live streamed at https://launch.visualstudio.com attended by Brian Harry, Miguel de Icaza, and Scott Hanselman. On the event executives will share the latest features from Visual Studio, .NET, Xamarin, Azure, and more. On March 8, Microsoft is organizing a full-day of live training with multiple topics to choose from.

Some changes in Visual Studio 2017:
  • Boosted productivity. Enhancements to code navigation, IntelliSense, refactoring, code fixes, and debugging, saves you time and effort on everyday tasks regardless of language or platform.
  • Redefined fundamentals. There is a renewed focus to enhance the efficiency of the fundamental tasks that developers encounter on daily basis. From a brand-new lightweight and modular installation tailored to a developer’s need, a faster IDE from startup to shut down, to a new way to view, edit, and debug any code without projects and solutions, Visual Studio 2017 helps developers stay focused on the big picture.
  • Streamlined Azure development. Built-in suite of Azure tools that enable developers to easily create cloud-first applications powered by Microsoft Azure.
  • Five-star mobile development. With advanced debugging and profiling tools and unit test generation features, Visual Studio 2017 with Xamarin makes it faster and easier than ever for developers to build, connect, and tune mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows.

Download the RC version here.