Today, we are making available a first community technology preview of the next version of Visual Studio, codenamed Visual Studio "14". This early build is focused on enabling feedback and testing from the Visual Studio community. Visual Studio "14" 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.
You can read about the new features and known issues in this first Visual Studio "14" CTP, and also download today.
Over the last 3 months, we've announced many exciting technologies that will be important parts of Visual Studio "14" - including the "Roslyn" .NET compiler platform, ASP.NET vNext and Apache Cordova tooling. The Visual Studio "14" CTP 1 includes a few of these tools, as well as many additional improvements across Visual Studio, including an early look at some new C++ 11 support that will be part of Visual Studio "14".
C# and VB with the .NET Compiler Platform ("Roslyn")
In Visual Studio "14", the C# and VB compilers and IDE support are fully built on the .NET Compiler Platform ("Roslyn"). This open-source compiler as a service now sits behind dozens of developer experiences in Visual Studio "14", powering build, IntelliSense, refactoring, CodeLens, debugging and many more features developers use every day. In most places the experiences are unchanged, but there have also been many small improvements across the entire development experience as part of the new compiler platform.
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