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Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 CTP and Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2 RC 1 Now Available To Download

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Microsoft has released a new build of Visual Studio 2015, this time it is Update 2 CTP. In this release, the company focused on stability and performance improvements from feedback received after the initial release of Visual Studio.

In this version, the company has also added a couple of new features for a variety of languages but two notable additions are posted below.

  • Visual Studio is now compatible with Git repos configured to use Git LFS (Large File Storage). Learn more about Git LFS here: https://git-lfs.github.com/.
  • Seeding the C# Interactive Window with a project context, and the addition of Send To Interactive commands.

In addition to the new features, the company has patched quite a few bugs from the prior release that are listed below.

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  • Crashes when editing C# or Visual Basic files while editing
  • Crashes when updating error list entries for C# and Visual Basic projects while editing
  • Out of memory exceptions when C# and Visual Basic projects are kept open for long sessions
  • Delays when opening C++ projects
  • Over 300 C++ compiler bugs (some address code-generation issues and required breaking changes; see Breaking Changes in Visual C++ 2015 Update 2)
  • Errors when creating document-level projects for Office 2016 with the Office Developer Tools
  • Hangs when trying to access local help

Setup fixes:

  • Hangs in setup when using read-only or disconnected drives
  • Failures with uninstallable packages and when selecting features

The company also announced that Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2 RC 1 is also available for download. You can find both download links for Visual Studio2015 and Foundation server, below; the announcement post for the release of both of these applications can be viewed here.

Download: Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 CTP | Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2 RC 1

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