Visual Studio 2015 Update 1

VS 2015 Update 1 is now available for download, including the updated Community edition. The VS 2015 Update 1 Redistribution packages are also available (x86, x64), as well as the Remote Debugging Tools (x86, x64, ARM). For more information, see Brian Harry's blog, the Visual C++ Team blog, and the Visual Studio Team blog. Be sure to read the MSDN page as well.

Compiler and CRT

VS 2015 Update 1 includes a new version of the C/C++ compiler (19.00.23506). There is also a new version of the C/C++ Runtime (14.0.23506). Here are a list of STL fixes included in VS 2015 Update 1. The new compiler also includes support for the C++11 language feature Expression SFINAE.

Note that VS 2015 can target Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.0, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, and optionally Windows XP Service Pack 3. The Visual C++ 2015 REDIST does not support Windows 7 RTM, Windows Vista RTM, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows XP RTM, Windows XP Service Pack 1, or Windows XP Service Pack 2 as these platforms are all outside their support lifecycle. See KB2661358.

Windows 10 SDK: VS 2015 Update 1 includes an updated Windows Tools 1.2 with the Windows 10 SDK for Version 1511 (10.0.10586). As before, this is an optional install.

.NET: There is now a 4.6.1 release including a number of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) improvements including a D3DImage for Direct3D 11 available on GitHub.

Related: Visual Studio 2015 RTM, Visual Studio 2015 Update 2, Visual Studio 2015 Update 3

Comments (3)

  1. Rob says:

    The links of the "The VS 2015 Update 1 Redistribution packages" point to the Visual C++ update, not to the entire Update 1 redistribution packages. Could you please supply those links?


  2. VC_REDIST.X86.EXE and VC_REDIST.X64.EXE are the complete CRT packages for VS 2015 Update 1. They are 13.3 MB and 14 MB in size respectively.

  3. joshieecs says:

    Can you please refer the party responsible for the document KB2977003 to include the updated runtimes? That KB is the only way I can keep up with them all. It says it was revised Feb-5-2016, but the 2015 Update 1 runtimes are still not on there.

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