Rounding out Visual F# 4.0 in VS 2015 RC

Today marks the release of Visual Studio 2015 RC, which includes the latest updates to the Visual F# 4.0 language and tools.  Download the RC here, and review the VS release notes here. Back in November, we described the F# 4.0 features that were completed in time for the Visual Studio 2015 Preview build. New… Read more

An open engineering birthday for Visual F#

  One year ago today, we pushed the button to enable community contributions and fully open engineering for Visual F#. The F# language has been open source for years, centered around the F# Open Edition and fsharp.org, but this marked the first time that Microsoft’s Visual F# tools could accept contributions and do daily development… Read more

Announcing a preview of F# 4.0 and the Visual F# Tools in VS 2015

Today, we are happy to announce a pre-release of F# 4.0 and the latest Visual F# Tools, for Visual Studio 2015 Preview. F# development tools are included in the box with the VS 2015 Preview download, but these bits were branched for stabilization some time ago, and we have made significant progress since then. We… Read more

Announcing the release of Visual F# Tools 3.1.2

We are happy to announce the availability of Visual F# Tools 3.1.2, the latest update to the Visual F# compiler and F# IDE tooling for Visual Studio.  You can download the installer package here. Building upon Visual F# 3.1, and the first out-of-band update Visual F# Tools 3.1.1, Visual F# Tools 3.1.2 is a standalone,… Read more

Announcing Visual F# Tools 3.1.1, with support for Desktop and Web express

Today we are excited to announce the availability of the Visual F# Tools 3.1.1, our first update release to Visual F#.  You can download the installer package here. Visual F# Tools 3.1.1 is a small, quick-deploying package that can be used to update current editions of Visual Studio 2013.  The package will update the compiler… Read more

Visual Studio 2013 RC and Send to FSI

Earlier this week, the Release Candidate build of Visual Studio 2013 was announced.  Like the Preview build before it, the RC contains a host of new features for F# developers, including F# 3.1 language updates and improved Visual F# tooling.  You can read the details in our earlier blog post. The RC contains one brand-new… Read more

Announcing a pre-release of F# 3.1 and the Visual F# tools in Visual Studio 2013

We are pleased to announce the availability of a preview release of version 3.1 of the F# language, with matching Visual F# tooling. These are included with the Visual Studio 2013 Preview Release announced at //BUILD/ and on Soma’s blog. F# as a language is both open source and available for cross-platform use through the… Read more

Try F# 3.0 Launched Today!

If you’re familiar with the site Try F#, which lets you run F# right in your browser, you’ll be happy to hear that the Try F# team has launched Try F# 3.0 today! You will find updated content and tutorials, plus content that is tailored to particular areas–such as data science, numerical and scientific computing, and… Read more