I thought this is interesting enough to share. I have replaced all links with reference to my VS Online account with general links to corresponding pages. Notice that some of the links require signing in to your MS or TechNet / MSDN account.
The VS 2015 Preview itself is really interesting, I have installed it now on this W10TP and it works without any issues. Another interesting new product is the VS 2013 Community Edition which is totally free.
As a Visual Studio Online account owner we want to share with you they key announcements we made at the Connect(); event for developers celebrated on November 12th.
Visual Studio 2015 Preview and .NET 2015 preview available for download
The first Visual Studio release in this new Microsoft’s mobile-first cloud-first era. Download this preview and experiment with the new features. Create ASP.NET MVC 5 applications that can run on multiple platforms, use the Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova to build cross-platform mobile applications – Windows, iOS and Android – and many more features.
.NET going open source and cross-platform
We announced the future support of the core .NET server runtime and libraries for Linux and Mac, implemented and supported by Microsoft and developed under Open Source in close collaboration with the Mono project and the developer community. Join and participate in these projects by visiting the .NET Foundation website and the related GitHub repositories.
New FREE version of Visual Studio 2013: Visual Studio Community 2013
A free, full-featured Visual Studio that includes all the capabilities needed to create compelling applications across desktop, devices, cloud, and services including coding productivity features, cross-platform mobile development tools for Windows, iOS and Android, and full extensibility with access to thousands of extensions. It’s available for non-commercial developers.
Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 is now available for download
Visual Studio 2013 keeps improving! We’ve included new features such as new GPU usage tool, improvements to JSON and HTML Editors, or enhancements to new features to Team Foundation Server.
If you want to know all the details, we filmed more than 40 on demand sessions. However, you can get a great summary just by seeing the keynotes. Hint: Brian’s is the one covering Visual Studio Online features (starting min 0:30) that will be released soon, like editing files in the browser, creating welcome pages or the cross platform build agent.
The Visual Studio Online Team