Visual Studio 2015 Release Notes

Last Update: 11/8/2017

In this article, you will find information regarding the releases for Visual Studio 2015.

[NOTE!] This is not the latest version of Visual Studio 2017. To download the latest release, please visit the current release notes for Visual Studio 2017, or the Downloads page.


Download Visual Studio 2015

To download Visual Studio 2015, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Download Visual Studio 2015 button.
  2. The download screen displays a banner asking if you have tried the latest Visual Studio 2017 version. If you still wish to download a previous version, scroll past the banner until you see the message <img src="media/OlderVersionCaption-4.png"alt="Download older version text"> (Figure 1).

    Download banner

    (Figure 1) Intro banner on older version download page.

  3. Find the version year you want and click on the + sign opposite your selected year to expand your selection (Figure 2).

    Download banner

    (Figure 2) Expand version year.

  4. Click on the download button (Figure 3).

    Download banner

    (Figure 3) Download selected version year.

  5. On the next screen, check the desired product family. Click the download button for each product you wish to download in that family (Figure 4).

    Download banner

    (Figure 4) Select product family and product to download.


Release Notes for all versions of Visual Studio 2015

Visual Studio 2015 RTM released on July 20, 2015. The RTM page contains the RTM release notes.

  • Visit the Update 3 page for the Update 3 release notes.
  • Visit the Update 2 page for the Update 2 release notes.
  • Visit the Update 1 page for the Update 1 release notes.

Visual Studio 2015 Product Information

  • The Distributable Code page contains the distributable code for all Visual Studio 2015 releases.
  • The Platform Compatibility page contains the platform conpatibility information for all Visual Studio 2015 releases.
  • The SHA-1 Values page contains the SHA-1 values for all Visual Studio 2015 releases.
  • The System Requirements page contains the system requriements for all Visual Studio 2015 releases.