Visual Studio 2015 RC Now Available!

Today Soma (and Brian and Scott) announced the availability of Visual Studio 2015 RC, Team Foundation Server 2015 and Visual Studio 2013 Update 5. They all point to the downloads, so if you are in a hurry:

Please submit feedback. You C/C++ developers have never been shy about voicing your concerns; channel that energy into providing us critical feedback about where we can improve your experience and better support your development scenarios! We read everything you share with us.

UPDATE 4/30/2015: Install issues. Thanks for your installation problem feedback. There are a couple of things you can try.

1. As Massimo Aristide points out in the comments, if installation fails follow the “after installation” guidance in the Visual Studio 2015 RC Release Notes:

After a successful installation of Visual Studio, you may receive the following message when you try to start up Visual Studio

Install operation did not finish successfully. Please reinstall or repair Visual Studio

To work around this issue, find the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftVisualStudio14.0SetupVS[enterprise | professional | community]

If the value for InstallResult is 3010, change it to 0. Otherwise, perform a repair of the product as requested.

2. Another potential solution is outlined in this Microsoft forums post. It recommends the following:

Go to to the bottom of the page and install the Windows 10 SDK and Windows 10 Emulators outside of the Visual Studio setup.

For more information about features for C++ developers in Visual Studio 2015 RC, check out these articles on VCBlog:

Build also kicks off today. Sessions will be live streamed on the Build Windows homepage and available individually. Here are a few you might like:

Wait, there is more on Channel 9:

This page will be updated periodically as documentation and other information becomes available. Remember to read the Visual Studio 2015 RC Release Notes for a more detailed picture of what is included in the RC for C++ and other areas.

Thank you for your continued (and spirited) feedback!

go to  Scroll to the bottom of the page and install the Windows 10 SDK and Windows 10 emulators outside of Visual Studio setup.