Microsoft Delivers CTP 5 of Visual Studio 2015

Microsoft Delivers CTP 5 of Visual Studio 2015

Microsoft today announced the availability of Community Technical Preview version 5 (CTP 5). This update release get us a step closer to the final delivery of Microsoft's re-envisioned development studio, rumored to be officially unveiled later this summer – possibly sooner.

CTP 5 of Visual Studio 2015 is available for download now from Microsoft's Prerelease Software download site. It provides for bug fixes but also includes the following updates:

  • XAML Language Service – rebuilt to be faster and more reliable
  • Timeline Tool – use this new tool to inspect and diagnose application performance issues
  • Diagnostics Tools – part of the debugging component (F5), the following new tools are available:
    • Debugger Events (with IntelliTrace)
    • Memory Usage
    • CPU Usage
  • ASP.NET – better performance and new features like reference a C# project, Intellisense and validation for editors, define custom commands in project.json file, client-side task runners, and preferred browser selection.

You can find the release here: Visual Studio 2015 (CTP 5)

Microsoft chose not to release a TFS preview with this VS CTP, but promises that it will for the next release.

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