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Preview releases are not "go-live" and not intended for use on production computers or for creating production code.

What's New in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9

  • The Visual Studio 15.9 minor update is now out! See the detailed release information on the Current Release Notes page.
  • Visual Studio 2017 Preview now contains the same functionality as the Visual Studio 15.9 release. However, the Preview does not provide go-live rights. To continue using Visual Studio 2017, we recommend you install Visual Studio 15.9.
  • As version 15.9 is the last minor update for Visual Studio 2017, version 15.9 has been designated as the "service Pack". To remain under support for Visual Studio 2017, update to version 15.9 by January 2020. For more information, see the blog post explaining the support policy.
  • To continue to preview upcoming functionality, uninstall Visual Studio 2017 Preview and install Visual Studio 2019 Preview. See our Release Rhythm page for more information on our release cadence.

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Visual Studio 2017 Release Notes History

For more information relating to past versions of Visual Studio 2017, see the Visual Studio 2017 Release Notes History page.

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