Visual Studio 2015 RC has now been released. RC stands for Release Candidate, which means a preliminary version that is close to release. This version includes many new features and updates, such as tools for Universal Windows app development, cross-platform mobile development for iOS, Android, and Windows, including Xamarin, Apache Cordova, and Unity, portable C++ libraries, native activity C++ templates for Android and lot more. Be in no doubt Visual Studio 2015 is a major release.
The software world has changed in that today software developers require cross-platform development environments. Visual Studio 2015 now makes it easier for developers to write cross-platform applications with Apache Cordova and updated Visual C++ libraries. Using Xamarin, developers can now also build native apps in C# because Xamarin’s free edition is now part of Visual Studio 2015.
For the Visual C++ developer some important news is that within this release, the C++ compiler and standard library have been updated with enhanced support for C++11 and there is initial support for certain C++14 features.
Also included is preliminary support for certain features expected to be in the C++17 standard
Click Here: To read more about the current state of Visual Studio 2015 (As at April 29, 2015)
Click Here: For the Visual Studio 2015 Training events and
Click Here: For a very useful timeline of Visual Studio 2015 development features (As Visual Studio 2015 brings together many Microsoft products, the link to the Time Line shows the current status).