Recap of Connect() announcements, from Shahed Chowdhuri


My peer in DC, Shahed Chowdhuri, put together a great recap of yesterday’s Connect() event.

Recap of Connect() announcements:




  • Visual Studio Code beta release, Added extensibility support, open source project
  • .NET Core 5 RC and ASP.NET 5 RC with Go-Live license, can start using it in production
  • Visual Studio Online is now Visual Studio Team Services, agile team collaboration and DevOps
  • Visual Studio Dev Essentials, priority forum support, Pluralsight, Wintellect,, Xamarin, (Azure early 2016)
  • Visual Studio cloud subscriptions
  • Monthly subscriptions include the VS Pro or Enterprise IDE, access to VSTS
  • Annual subscriptions includes technical support incidents, Azure credits, etc
  • Visual Studio Marketplace, central place to find, acquire, install extensions for all editions of Visual Studio
  • VS 2015 Update 1 and TFS 2015 Update 1, will both happen on November 30th.
  • Xamarin 4 support. end-to-end solution to build, test, monitor native mobile apps with VS2015 Update 1
  • OS Build with MacinCloud on VSTS, currently in preview at $30/month per agent with no limits on build hours


Additional Announcements

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