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July 20: Visual Studio 2015, TFS 2015 and .NET 4.6 To Be Released Online

Microsoft's programming tools suite features get locked for its release to manufacturing later this month, and the company will simultaneously hold a number of online events and demos to formally introduce the tools to the world.

On July 20, Microsoft will hold a number of events online to debut the finalized versions of Visual Studio 2015, Team Foundation Server 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6.

"We are opening up Visual Studio to developers targeting new platforms -- from cross-platform mobile development targeting iOS, Android and Windows, to game development targeting Unity, Unreal, Cocos and more," wrote S. Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft, in a blog post today. "At the same time, Visual Studio 2015 redefines developer productivity with proactive diagnostics tooling and the new Roslyn language services for C# and VB."

With such a complex product offering, it's no big secret what developer can expect come July 20. Development of all aspects of the product have been made public and a good portion of it was open-sourced.

What bears repeating is that it's basically that the message from the company is that, with Windows 10's imminent release, there's also a solidifying of cross-platform and cloud-based programmability deep within the developer suite, which is much in line with the company's "mobile first, cloud first" mantra that originated from a speech given by CEO Satya Nadella to the Redmondians back in 2014.

Here's a summary:

We'll have more coverage in the next few weeks on the News page; as well, check out MSDN Magazine for Microsoft's deep-dive perspective from the experts and developers building those tools.

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