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Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 RC Updated, But Python IDE & Data Science Won't Be Coming On Board

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 RC (Release Candidate) is getting another big boost this week. The latest update will bring exciting new features and functionality to the company's premier software and web development tool.

First introduced at last year's Microsoft Connect Conference, Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that can be used to develop websites, web applications, web services, and application software for Microsoft Windows-based computers.

Latest Update Brings Exciting New Features And Several Bug Fixes
According to Neowin, the Redmond-based software company has released another update for the IDE tool, thus bringing new features and returning old features.

In the company's Visual Studio blog post, director of program management John Montgomery made some detailed explanation about the latest changes. In addition to the new features, the latest update also brings a couple of bug fixes, addressing key technical issues that have missed previously.

Some of the big highlights of the latest update include improved DevOps capabilities to SQL database development, updated ASP Core and .NET Core, updated NuGet support for PackageReference, updated Team Explorer connect experience, performance improvement in STL, and also the Mobile development with .NET continues to be at Preview level. Microsoft also removed ADAL v2 to v3 Redirect.

Aside from .ASP Core and .NET Core, Microsoft has also brought back one of the community's most requested feature in the IDE tool, the Advanced Save option. The old Visual Studio feature has made a comeback, which means that users can now encode options more quickly.

The software giant has released a summary of the changelog relevant to the latest update to Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 RC. Developers can read the full details of this build's changes at the company's Visual Studio website.

Data Science And Python Development Workloads To Offer As A Separate Download
As stated in the Visual Studio blog post, Microsoft also announced plans to remove the Data Science and Python Development workloads from the late build of the Visual Studio 2017. Microsoft has explained that these workloads were not yet meeting the release requirements and that many components would not be able to meet some necessary requirements such as translation to non-English languages.

As a result of the removal, the Data Science and Python Development workloads will be offer as separate downloads later, according to MS Power User.

The developer can now try out the latest build of the Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 RC on the Visual Studio website.

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