Microsoft has announced that the Visual Studio 2017 will be released on March 7, 2017 (ignore the typo in the image above).
This release also marks the 2oth anniversary of Visual Studio and thus, Microsoft is celebrating a milestone of two decades of Visual Studio.
On January 28, 1997, Microsoft announced/launched Visual Studio 97 – a single product that introduced the tooling developers needed to build applications for the client, the server, as well the web.
Some of the Key features of Visual Studio 2017 include:
Enhancements to code navigation, IntelliSense, refactoring, code fixes, and debugging, saves you time and effort on everyday tasks regardless of language or platform. For teams embracing DevOps, Visual Studio 2017 streamlines your inner loop and speeds up code flow with the brand new real time features such as live unit testing and real-time architectural dependency validation.
There is a renewed focus to enhance the efficiency of the fundamental tasks you encounter on daily basis. From a brand-new lightweight and modular installation tailored to your need, a faster IDE from startup to shut down, to a new way of view, edit, and debug any code without projects and solutions. Visual Studio 2017 helps you stay focused on the big picture.
Streamlined Azure Development
Built-in suite of Azure tools that enable you to easily create cloud-first applications powered by Microsoft Azure. Visual Studio 2017 makes it easy to configure, build, debug, package, and deploy applications and services on Microsoft Azure directly from the IDE.
Five-star Mobile Development
With advanced debugging and profiling tools and unit test generation features, Visual Studio 2017 with Xamarin makes it faster and easier than ever for you to build, connect, and tune mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows. You can also choose to develop mobile apps with Apache Cordova or Visual C++ cross platform library development in Visual Studio.