Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 Released

Today, we released Visual Studio 2015, .NET 4.6, Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 and Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 5.  As I announced in a post a few weeks ago, Team Foundation Server 2015 is going to take just a bit longer (more on this in a minute), but you can get RC2 now if you like and it will work just fine with VS 2015 (and other versions too).

We’re having an online event today to talk about this wave of releases if you want to learn more.

I won’t repeat all of the great content on the Visual Studio blog post or on Soma’s post.  Check those out for lots more info on what’s in this release.

A word on TFS 2015…

Since my post a few weeks ago, we’ve been hard at work doing upgrade stress testing, over a hundred more terabytes of TFS upgrades, helping customers with their upgrades and fixing all the bugs that we foundor have had reported.  It’s been a busy few weeks but, as I had hoped, the trail of new bugs is starting to run dry.  We have found and fixed about 19 bugs since we released RC2.  Based on the current trajectory, we’ll fix a few more but we’re getting ready to enter the final shutdown phase and release TFS 2015.  Release mechanics always take longer than any reasonable person would imagine but it’s kind of amazing how much there is to do.  Stay tuned.

Thank you for your understanding and support as we put the finishing touches on this release and deliver a high quality product that we are proud of and that, we hope, you love.

And I encourage you to check out today’s releases.  There’s some great stuff in there no matter what kind of development you do!

Brian