Visual Studio Roadmap Updates and Visual Studio 2019 Information

Yesterday, we covered What’s next for Visual Studio for Mac, and today we’ve updated our Visual Studio Roadmap so you can see the latest news about what we’re working on. We’re particularly excited to share this update since it includes information about the first preview of Visual Studio 2019, which we will make available by the end of this calendar year. We plan to have a generally available (GA) version of Visual Studio 2019 in the first half of 2019.

Be sure to check out the full roadmap for all the updates, but some notable improvements are:  

  • A better performing and more reliable debugger, moving to an out-of-process 64-bit process.
  • Improved search accuracy for menus, commands, options, and installable components.
  • Visual Studio tooling for Windows Forms and WPF development on .NET Core 3.

As always, we are committed to making Visual Studio a great development environment: faster, more reliable, more productive for individuals and teams, and easier to get started with developing your code. Please continue to share your feedback with us so we can make the best tools for your development. You can send us your suggestions, ideas, and concerns through our Developer Community portal.

We will keep updating the roadmap as we deliver Visual Studio 2019 features iteratively. To try out the newest features and fixes, keep an eye on the Visual Studio Preview page and on this blog for announcements about the latest previews.

John Montgomery, Director of Program Management for Visual Studio
@JohnMont

John is responsible for product design and customer success for all of Visual Studio, C++, C#, VB, JavaScript, and .NET. John has been at Microsoft for 17 years, working in developer technologies the whole time.