Microsoft Announces TypeScript 2.1

Microsoft just announced that TypeScript 2.1 is available to download now. The news was announced via a blog post by Daniel Rosenwasser.

TypeScript is Microsoft’s language that brings power of programming to JavaScript developers. Learn more about What TypeScript Is here.

Get TypeScript 2.1 on NuGet

Or Install through npm:

npm install -g typescript

TypeScript 2.1 is available for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3: the TypeScript 2.1 installer for Visual Studio 2015.

The new features in this release includes:

  • Async Functions
  • Object Rest & Spread
  • keyof and Lookup Types
  • Mapped Types
  • Partial, Readonly, Record, and Pick
  • Easier Imports

To learn more about these features, find more details here:

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/typescript/2016/12/07/announcing-typescript-2-1/