Software Update: Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 15.8.6

Microsoft has released version 15.8.6 of Visual Studio 2017. This popular programming development environment has useful options to make programming easier in Visual C++, Visual Basic, C#, F#, Python, and R, among others. You can read the entire laundry list of changes from the 2017 edition in the accompanying release notes† The changes in this release are as follows:

What’s New in 15.8.6

  • The latest Windows 10 SDK (build 17763) is now available as an optional component for the Universal Windows Platform development workload. You can add this SDK to the workload by selecting the Windows 10 SDK (10.0.17763.0) checkbox.

Top Issues Fixed in 15.8.6

These are the customer-reported issues addressed in 15.8.6:

  • NuGet packages for Intellisense are broken.
  • Visual Studio closes after opening sln.
  • App.Config XML editor still freezing in 15.8.4.

Version number 15.8.6
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
Website Microsoft
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License type Freeware/Paid