Summary of Microsoft Connect 2015

I try to put together most of the Microsoft technology announcements from Connect 2015, some of the news where updated at 30 November with RTM releases of .NET 4.6.1, NET Core and VS 2015 Update 1 .

Brian post some of them also here – 

.NET Team – 


  • 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 – now is RTM (update DEC.)
  • 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
  • iOS Build with MacinCloud on VSTS, currently in preview at $30/month per agent with no limits on build hours

other Announcements

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