Microsoft launches Visual Studio 2017 with 2-day livestream event

Developers, the big day is here: Visual Studio 2017 has officially launched. The latest version of Visual Studio is now available for download, and there's a whole heck of a lot of new stuff to check out.

The full list of changes is absolutely massive, but some of the highlights include a brand-new installation experience, much speedier startup and load times, and new Git features in Team Explorer. Visual Studio 2017 also adds the ability for you to build your own extensions to customize the VS experience for yourself. For the full, detailed list of changes in Visual Studio 2017, be sure to check out the complete release notes.

Today not only marks the launch of Visual Studio 2017, but this year is the 20th anniversary of the original Visual Studio launch as well. To celebrate both occasions, Microsoft is holding a two-day launch event livestream that promises to be packed with new feature overviews and training sessions. That's going on right now, and you can tune in below.

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