Visual Studio 2022 Release Candidate now available!

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2022 Release Candidate and Preview 5.
October 13, 2021 - 13:44
Press Release

With the launch of Visual Studio 2022 scheduled for 8-November-2021, Microsoft has announced the immediate availability of the Visual Studio 2022 Release Candidate (RC) as well as Preview 5.

Visual Studio 2022 is the first 64-bit version of the popular development environment, which means that developers can build applications that make use of all of the system resources available to improve reliability.

RC vs. Preview 5 - Which one is right for you?

If you wish to build production-ready apps now, then you should install the Release Candidate. At launch, the RC version will update to the GA version.

If you wish to explore the latest features of Visual Studio 2022, then you should install Preview 5. At launch, Preview 5 will update to Visual Studio 2022 17.1 Preview 1 and will contain the latest features the team has been working on.

For more information, read the Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 release blog post.

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