EDIT: It’s now November 8, 2021 !! So the download for VS2022 is now here.
On the page there are the links to download the Community, Professional and Enterprise versions. Here they are for easy access.
It’s been long awaited and anticipated but Microsoft have set the date for the virtual event to release Visual Studio 2022 into the wild. I wanted to keep this article relatively short because basically all the information around the release can be found on the Microsoft site. I thought the best way was to collate all the links to resources into an easy to use post and you can go from there.
The date they have set in November 8, 2021. Definitely not a far off date at all. The virtual event is going to be interesting, with a few good speakers and introductions so I would suggest you sign up and be a part of it. What better way to get to know the main features but from the people that have been part of the development itself.
The main preview site can be found here
Can I download the preview easily?
Sure, and there are previews available for the three versions. Community, Professional and Enterprise. Here are the links.
|VS 2022 Community Preview||https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/thank-you-downloading-visual-studio/?sku=community&ch=pre&rel=17|
|VS 2022 Professional Preview||https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/thank-you-downloading-visual-studio/?sku=professional&ch=pre&rel=17|
|VS 2022 Enterprise Preview||https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/thank-you-downloading-visual-studio/?sku=enterprise&ch=pre&rel=17|
Can I download the actual release candidates instead?
Sure, why not. Instead of the preview, here are the links to the actual RC17 releases.
|VS 2022 Community RC17||https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/thank-you-downloading-visual-studio/?sku=community&rel=17|
|VS 2022 Professional RC17||https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/thank-you-downloading-visual-studio/?sku=professional&rel=17|
|VS 2022 Enterprise RC17||https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/thank-you-downloading-visual-studio/?sku=enterprise&rel=17|
Do you want to know about the RC history and feature development?
This is the page for the view of what is in every RC release that gets us up to the current RC17 version.
What about all the new features?
Well I figured I could list them all, explain them all, talk about them all, but instead you would probably want to hear all that direct from Microsoft and the product team. Here you go then, here’s the link to the main page that you need.
This page is from the DevBlogs in Microsoft rather than the main product page as it goes into more details about what is in there. I thought it might be a more interesting read.
What about the Visual Studio Code version?
This is available as a normal release from Microsoft and doesn’t fit into the versioning of the core Visual Studio products. It is available on the main download page though. Check out this link for that.
Does the Mac version have a 2022 preview?
Yep, sure does. Check it out here.
You can download the .DMG file directly here – https://aka.ms/vs/mac/2022-preview
Hopefully I have given you enough to get started. This post has been a bit of a link-fest! Ping me your comments or suggestions. And please follow me on Instagram @thecloudgeezer with this link