Visual Studio ‘15’ Preview 4 now available

Visual Studio “15” Preview 4 was released Monday, and it introduces many new improvements and bug fixes that bring it one stage closer to the product’s completion.

“The highlight of this release is that nearly all of Visual Studio is running on the new setup engine, resulting in a smaller, faster and less impactful installation,” writes John Montgomery, Visual Studio director of program management.

The smallest install is less than 500 MB on disk, compared to 6GB in the previous release of Visual Studio, he says. “There are a couple of ‘workloads’ that aren’t present yet, including .NET Core tooling and Azure tooling, but the rest of the existing VS 2015 feature set is available.”

To learn more, visit The Visual Studio Blog.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

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