Visual Studio for Mac is now out of preview, and officially available

Last November, Microsoft announced the upcoming launch of Visual Studio for Mac, bringing its integrated development environment to Apple's PC OS for the first time. In practice, VS for Mac is a comprehensive reworking of the existing Xamarin developer tools that existed for Apple devices.

Since the first preview was released in November, Microsoft has rolled out numerous additional preview versions, adding new features, including expanded templates for .NET Core, enhancements to the Xamarin.Forms Previewer, new Connected Services with simplified access to cloud capabilities, and more.

Today, at its Build 2017 developer conference, Microsoft announced that Visual Studio for Mac is now generally available, officially emerging from preview.

Microsoft said that Visual Studio for Mac "enables developers to work seamlessly across Windows and Mac environments with full support for mobile, web and cloud workloads, and previews of Docker tools, Azure Functions and Xamarin.IoT support."

In March, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2017 for Windows devices, and delivered its latest preview, version 15.2, last month.

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