Visual Studio 2017 Preview Release Notes
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.
- As version 15.9 will be the last minor update for Visual Studio 2017, we are no longer releasing additional Visual Studio 2017 Previews.
- 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.
- With this release, Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9 has been designated as the "service Pack". To remain under support for Visual Studio 2019, 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, keep an eye out for the release of Preview bits for Visual Studio 2019, which we expect to release by the end of 2018. 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.