Visual Studio 2017 is now generally available for download, free. As always, Microsoft is targeting users with three different offerings among Community, Professional and the Enterprise editions.
The Community Edition is a free, fully-featured IDE for students, open-source and individual developers while the Professional and Enterprise editions can be used on trial basis and require a valid license, thereafter, for continued use.
VS 2017 redefines everything for the cloud and mobile development scenarios. Its built-in tools provide integration with all your .NET Core, Azure applications, microservices, Docker containers, and more. With VS 2017, it is now easier than ever to build and deploy applications and services to Azure, directly from the IDE.
Visual Studio 2017 with Xamarin make it faster for you to create mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows through updates like advanced debugging and profiling tools.
The latest release is also faster and leaner, even as applications and projects get larger. There is a brand-new installation experience that is lightweight and modular. Visual Studio 2017 also has new features that allow development teams to easily adopt modern DevOps practices and collaborate to react to market changes faster and continuously.
To extend developers’ ability to incorporate their databases into DevOps, accelerating release cycles, Redgate Data Tools are now included in Visual Studio Enterprise 2017.
For a detailed information on What’s new in VS 2017, head over to this page
Please note that the VS 2017 download attempt will only download the installer file, hence it is all ONLINE at the moment. Microsoft is not offering any ISO file as was the case previously and it has its reasons too. However, you can vote for the idea of making an ISO file for VS 2017 over at the uservoice forums.