Microsoft rolls out Visual Studio 2017 version 15.2; version 15.3 Preview available too

In March, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2017, the latest and greatest version of its integrated development environment, for Windows devices. Last month, it delivered a preview of version 15.2, and today, that version has become generally available.

Key changes in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.2 include:

Additionally, Microsoft announced at its Build 2017 developer conference today that Visual Studio version 15.3 Preview is now available, bringing "bug fixes, improvements in accessibility, and new functionality".

Microsoft explained that this includes ".NET Core 2.0 preview support, Live Unit Testing for .NET Core projects, more C++ standard conformance, enhancement in continuous delivery for ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core projects targeting an Azure App Services, and improvements in container development tools."

Finally, the company introduced its new cloud debugging experience, Visual Studio Snapshot Debugger, which offers developers "deep insight into production code behavior at the time of an exception, without writing extensive logging statements or exception handling code".

Meanwhile, the company is also making Visual Studio for Mac generally available from today,

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