Today is the day that Microsoft is releasing Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 to the world. The software is officially exiting the 'preview' stage and is now ready for use in production environments.
Visual Studio is used by millions of developers around the world to create the applications that you open every day. With this latest release, the company is targeting everything from cross platform development for iOS, Android and Windows to game development with Unity, Unreal and Cocos.
If you are curious about the hundreds of additions to Visual Studio, make sure to check out all of our prior coverage here and Microsoft also has a blog post highlighting the new features here; this should give you a good representation of what Microsoft is bringing to the table with Visual Studio 2015.
This is an important release for Microsoft, as it makes sure that their premier coding suite is ready for Windows 10 and all of the features that OS brings to the market as well. With Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015 being released at the same time, it gives consumers a new OS to explore and developers new tools to build for the OS.
With Visual Studio 2015 now out and available for purchase, you can bet that Microsoft will begin marketing the new features to developers around the world. While the software is not free (for the enterprise), the cost of entry is likely justified as the new features will help you save time and when time is money, the upfront expense becomes more palatable.