S. Somasegar, CVP of Microsoft Developer Division, made an important announcement in his blog:
Visual Studio 2015, Team Foundation Server 2015, and .NET Framework 4.6 will be released on July 20th, 9 days before the Windows 10 release (July 29th).
Visual Studio 2015 is a big release. It is opening up to developers targeting new platforms – from cross-platform mobile development targeting iOS, Android and Windows to game development targeting Unity, Unreal, Cocos, and etc.
On July 20th, Microsoft will also host a Visual Studio 2015 Final Release Event online. You will also have the opportunity to see the Visual Studio developer team creating an end-to-end solution for an open-source project, leveraging the newest tools and technologies. See how they tackle the different problems along the way, and ask them questions directly!
Visual Studio 2015 will have three versions:
- Visual Studio Community
This is a free, full-featured and extensible tool for developers building non-enterprise applications
- Visual Studio Professional with MSDN
This provides professional developer tools and services for individual developers or small teams
- Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN
This provides enterprise grade solution with advanced capabilities for teams working on projects of any size or complexity, including advanced testing and DevOps
Visit the Visual Studio 2015 product comparison page to get additional information about Visual Studio and MSDN editions and capabilities.