3399096196_cf820fdb84On Soma’s blog, today he announced the availability of the first CTP for Visual Studio “14”, the next major release of Visual Studio.

Early?  Yep!  Still kinda exciting?  Definitely!

Please note that is a very early build, and is by no means meant to be used in production.  It’s more simply a way to get feedback from the community.  It is English-only, and not officially supported.

Soma noted that this next big release of Visual Studio “will most likely be available sometime in 2015, with a more complete preview release and final naming available later this year.  Given that this is a very early build, please install in a test environment with no earlier versions of Visual Studio installed.”

That said, there are some cool capabilities packed into this CTP:

You can download the CTP from here.  Oh, also be sure to read the release notes containing information about the new features and known issues in the CTP.

And please, please, provide feedback! (That’s the purpose of this CTP release anyway)

Submit bugs through Connect, suggestions on UserVoice and quick thoughts via Send-a-Smile in the Visual Studio IDE.

Enjoy!