Microsoft has officially launched the latest version of Visual Studio on 20th July 2015 after at least a year of testing. The company has also released the set of various tools along with the VS 2015. This latest version of Visual Studio 2015 is featured with integrated development environment (IDE) and updated .NET framework. Millions of developers use visual studio everyday. Since its launch in November last year, over 5 million users have downloaded the Visual Studio till the date. Let’s have a look over what is new is the latest version of Visual Studio 2015.
Visual Studio 2015 includes many new features and updates like cross platform mobile development for iOS, Windows and Android developers, Universal Windows app development, support for Apache Cordova framework, etc. Surprisingly, Windows 10 universal app platform is not supported in Visual Studio 2015. Though Windows 8 universal app platform is supported in this release, developers have to stick with Visual Studio 2015 release candidate to build the Windows 10 universal apps. It can target both Windows and Android platforms. There is an option to fetch and install the Android SDK while installing the software. Android SDK with the Xamarin libraries provides the ample support for iPads, iPhones and Apple Watch.
Advance debugging and diagnostic system are the key feature of the Visual Studio 2015. Various debugging features are bundled into one single tool in VS 2015. This advance diagnostic system provides the optimum system output and better user experience. Visual Studio offers improved integration with the different services ranging from deployment to monitoring. Advance debugging, code proofing and manual and automated testing are the key components of Visual Studio 2015.