Visual Studio 2017 for Mac is now generally available

It's arriving a couple of months later than its Windows counterpart, but Visual Studio 2017 for Mac is now generally available. The Mac version of Microsoft's latest integrated development environment (IDE) has launched to the public after completing a lengthy preview period that kicked off in November.

Visual Studio 2017 for Mac includes the tools necessary to develop for multiple platforms in one environment. From Microsoft:

Visual Studio for Mac brings the integrated development environment (IDE) loved by millions to the Mac. Developers get a great IDE and a single environment to not only work on end-to-end solutions - from mobile and web apps to games - but also to integrate with and deploy to Azure. Whether you use C#, F#, .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, Xamarin or Unity, you'll get a best-in-class development environment, natively designed for the Mac.

If you've been taking part in the Visual Studio 2017 for Mac public preview, you should be able to upgrade to the general release. New users can grab Visual Studio directly from Microsoft.

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