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Today we released Visual Studio “14” CTP, an early preview of the next version of Visual Studio. You can find the Visual Studio and .NET release announcements on Soma's blog. We’re pretty early on in development, but wanted to start to show some of the new features we’re thinking about and get feedback. To get started, downloadthe CTP (also available on MSDN subscriber downloads). Alternatively, save some time and use the provided VM in Azure.
This Visual Studio “14” CTP brings together several new technologies that we recently announced including:
You can find a complete list of new features in the Visual Studio “14” CTP knowledge base article.
This preview is very early and is not meant for production environments. You should install the CTP on a test environment, such as a VM or clean machine. Please make sure that there are no earlier versions of Visual Studio on the machine to avoid known side by side issues. This KB article has a list of the known issues and installation requirements.
As always, please give us feedback. Report bugs using Connect and share your suggestions through Send-a-Smile from within the IDE or on our UserVoice site.
John Montgomery, Director of Program Management, Visual Studio Platform
John has been at Microsoft for 15 years, working in developer technologies the whole time. Most recently before working on the Visual Studio core development environment, he was working on the tools for Windows 8 development