imageOn June 4th, we made available first community technology preview of the next version of Visual Studio 14.  This early build is focused on enabling feedback and testing from the Visual Studio community.  Based on Soma’s blog, Visual Studio "14" will most likely be available sometime in 2015, with a more complete preview release and final naming available later this year. 

Visual Studio "14" Community Technology Previews (CTPs) are early, pre-release versions of the next major release of Visual Studio. CTPs provide early adopters with an opportunity to try out the new and improved product features, and the ability to share feedback with the product team. Given that this is a very early build, please install in a test environment with no earlier versions of Visual Studio installed.

New features & known issues:
You can read about the new features and known issues in this first Visual Studio “14” CTP. Also, you may be interested to hear C++ improvements from Eric’s blog as well.

You can download the CTP from here.

How to share the feedback?

  • To report a bug that you find, please use Microsoft Connect.
  • To share ideas or suggestions you have, please use UserVoice.
  • To give simple feedback, near the right side of the title bar in Visual Studio, choose the speech-bubble icon (Icon to open the Send-a-Smile/Frown Dialog Box), and then choose either Send a Smile or Send a Frown.