Microsoft has announced Visual Studio “15” Preview 3. It is not recommended to install it right now on your production environments, still it’s just a preview. With that, Team Foundation Server “15” Preview has also been announced.
John Montgomery, Director of Program Management for Visual Studio, stated via official announcement,
This is still a Preview and is unsupported, so my recommendation is to not install it on your production environments. That said, it should install right on top of any previous Visual Studio “15” Previews and side by side with previous versions of Visual Studio.
Some new features have been introduced under the preview, that includes,
- IntelliSense Enhancements to assist filter the member list by type,
- New Exception helper to give instant non-modal view in to inner exceptions.
- The IntelliSense tray is disabled by default. To enable it, go to
Tools, Options, Text Editor, then C#/VB and click IntelliSense.
- Includes, Xamarin 4.1 , with bug fixes and support for tvOS.
Here are some more features,
- Updates and fixes to Visual C++
- Feedback experience upgraded, this will allow bidirectional communication between teams and users.
- New in Preview 3 Use the new Exception Helper to view your exception information at a glance in a compact non-modal dialog with instant access to inner exceptions.
- It includes NuGet 3.4, and enhanced handling of configuration files. Support for Linux and Apple environments are provided.
- Developer Analytics Tools v8.0 also included in the preview.
- Latest updates of SQL Server Data Tools included in the Preview. It enables support for the latest features in Azure SQL Database and SQL Server 2016.
- The preview includes Office Developer Tools with the following latest features and updates: New Office Add-in templates for Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, SharePoint 2016 in SharePoint solutions and add-in templates support also available.