Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2015 Will Launch On July 20


Microsoft today announced that Visual Studio 2015 (VS 2015), the latest version of the company’s integrated development environment, will launch on July 20.

This latest version greatly emphasizes cross-platform development, with support for targeting Windows, iOS and Android, in part through its support for the Apache Cordova project and Xamarin‘s app development platform.

Microsoft has also partnered with the likes of Unity, Epic Games (the company behind the Unreal engine) and Chukong Technologies (the developers of Cocos2d) to enhance built-in support for game development with VS 2015.

Other new features in VS 2015 include support for extensions, new diagnostic and debugging tools, an emulator for Android developers, built-in support for Application Insights and various user interface and performance tweaks.

As the company announced in March, Visual Studio will come in two subscription flavors: Enterprise and Pro (that’s down from three different editions in previous versions). The company will also offer…

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