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Visual Studio 2019 v16.1 Now Generally Available

Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 is now generally available.

Recently, Microsoft announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 as well as the first preview release of Visual Studio 2019 version 16.2.
Users can get both versions from Those who already have Preview installed can alternatively click the notification bell from inside Visual Studio to update.
Recently, Microsoft had made Visual Studio IntelliCode generally available which now comes installed with any workload that supports C#, C++, TypeScipt/JavaScript, or XAML. IntelliCode gives you AI-enhanced IntelliSense, when you type, the context of the code is used to recommend the next API you might use, rather than a simple alphabetical list. When working with multiple monitors, and multiple resolutions your IDE and tool windows will scale appropriately for crisp visuals as well. Additionally, now the Visual Studio Search displays the Most Recently Used results to help you get to projects faster.
Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 also brings new .NET productivity features, for example, one-click code cleanup on projects and solutions and a new toggle block comment keyboard shortcut. Also, there is a new refactoring capability to move types to other namespaces. Other features include improved IntelliSense which now provides completion for unimported types, and improvements to the .editorconfig integration. The company has also added a preview XAML Designer for .NET Core 3.0 WPF development.
There are many new features specific to the Linux Development with C++ workload also such as native support for the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), AddressSanitizer integration, the ability to separate build and debug targets, and logging for remote connections.
As you may expect the latest release makes Visual Studio faster and more efficient as shown below.
Source: Microsoft 
Talking about the preview of Visual Studio 2019 version 16.2 the company said that one of the focus areas for 16.2 have been enhancements to the Visual Studio Test Explorer. The updated Test Explorer offers better handling of large test sets, easier filtering, more discoverable commands, tabbed playlist views, and the addition of customizable columns that let you fine-tune what test information is displayed.
Source: Microsoft 
version 16.2 also brings Visual Studio integration with the Azure SignalR Service which will give you a smoother experience to create and configure Azure SignalR Service automatically during the publish phase to Azure App Service.
To learn more, visit the official announcement here.