Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 to the world. The target behind is to unlock new platforms for million of developers who use Visual Studio every day. This aim includes from mobile development (Android, iOS and Windows) to game development marking engines like Unity, Unreal, Cocos and more.
Corporate vice president of the developer division at Microsoft Corporation, Somasegar said,
“Whether you are targeting [Apple] iOS, Android or Windows on the client, targeting Windows or Linux on the server, or using a wide variety of languages and frameworks, our goal is to deliver developer tools and services that support the breadth of today’s developer needs.”
Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6
Visual Studio 2015 is a tool for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) development. It includes a Visual Diagnostics tool, an Agenda tool and a redesigned user experience. This addition will assist developers to learn about the new technologies coming their way. The new release will also help developers to engage in live and interactive Q&A sessions with the Visual Studio engineering team.
It is a big release of Microsoft with windows 10 coming in next 9 days. Being both released almost at the same time, it gives a new market to consumer and also new tools to developers. Beside Visual Studio 2015, Microsoft has also released Team Foundation Server 2015 and .NET 4.6 on the very same day for download.
You can check out a blog post here by Microsoft spotlighting the latest release. It will give you a good idea about the big step in Microsoft’s journey. The Visual Studio 2015 is live in market and available for download, but the software is not freeware. Oddly, paying for new feature is a big decision for some but here the cost is upheld.