Microsoft launched Visual Studio 2015, the latest version of its application development tools, in July, just a few days before the launch of Windows 10. Now the company says the first big feature update for the tools will be released on Monday, November 30.
Microsoft says that developers can look for a number of improvements and new features in Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. They will include some updated tools to make apps for the company's Universal Windows Platform. In addition, the company will release Update 1 for Team Foundation Server 2015 on November 30 as well.
Microsoft had a number of Visual Studio-related announcements today as part of its Connect(); event. That included the reveal of Visual Studio Dev Essentials:
Visual Studio Dev Essentials is a new, free program that brings together everything developers need to create applications on any device or operating system including Visual Studio Community and Visual Studio Code, and the free tier of Visual Studio Team Services. Dev Essentials adds priority forum support, training services from Pluralsight, Wintellect, and Xamarin, and—something that many have asked for—monthly credits to use in Azure, which will be coming in early 2016.
Microsoft has also renamed Visual Studio Online, its cloud-based developer program, to Visual Studio Team Services. The company said it made the change to "help make it clear in the name that these cloud development services have become a central part of agile team collaboration and DevOps services." You can take a look at all of Microsoft's Visual Studio announcements at the source link below.