Microsoft To Launch Visual Studio 2017 On March 7

Microsoft has announced that it is planning on launching its Visual Studio 2017 on March 7, 2017, the 20th anniversary of Visual Studio. It was in March 2016, when Visual Studio 2017 first went into public preview and it hit the status of Release Candidate in November 2016. It was earlier referred to as Visual Studio 15, the release had been slated for general availability in early 2017, and hence it means that Microsoft is right on schedule.
Microsoft in its official blog states,
“Today, I’m proud and humbled that Visual Studio is turning twenty – we’re celebrating two decades of Visual Studio! As we hit this great milestone, I’m also excited to announce that Visual Studio 2017 will be released on March 7.”
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On March 7, Microsoft will not only launch Visual Studio 2017, but it will also hold a live streamed video of two days launch event hosted by Visual Studio CVP Julia Liuson, VSTS CVP Brian Harry VS Mobile Distinguished Engineer Miguel de Icaza, and VS and .NET PPM Scott Hanselman. Developers will also be able to engage in demo sessions detailing key improvements witching the product, with March 8 focusing on live training.
Visual Studio 2017 brings enhancements to code navigation, IntelliSense, refactoring code fixes, and debugging. The company is also promising new lightweight and modular installation, a faster IDE from startup to shutdown, along with a new way to view, edit, and debug any code without projects and solutions.
The March event will also go on to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Visual Studio. The first version of the integrated development environment (IDE), Visual Studio 97, was released in the year 1997, in February.
The company states,
“As part of the team that created the first version of Visual Studio, it was an ambitious goal to bring together everything developers needed to build applications for the client, the server, and the web. Twenty years ago, on January 28, 1997, we announced that we were going to launch Visual Studio 97 – a single product that would bring together best-of-breed productivity tools for any developer. This was no trivial undertaking. It was a challenging task to bring Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual J++, Visual FoxPro, and Visual InterDev into one single product. The team delivered, kicking off decades of incredible productivity for millions of developers worldwide.”
To add on to the excitement, Microsoft is asking developers to share their own favorite stories by using the hashtag #MyVSStory.