Microsoft will launch Visual Studio 2022 on November 8. And it has released near-final versions of the product and some .NET 6 solutions.
“I’m excited to announce the upcoming release of Visual Studio 2022 on November 8, and the immediate availability of the Visual Studio 2022 Release Candidate (RC),” Microsoft corporate vice president Amanda Silver writes in the announcement post. “We invite you to explore the latest capabilities of Visual Studio 2022 at our virtual launch event on November 8. Throughout the day, you can learn from some special guest speakers, talk back to the Visual Studio team, and even download exclusive digital swag.”
The virtual launch of Visual Studio 2022 kicks off at 8:30 am PT/11:30 am ET on November 8 and will feature a keynote address featuring Scott Hanselman, the Visual Studio product team, and Ms. Silver. There will be various technology-based breakout sessions, tips and tricks talks, and live Q & A’s throughout the day.
Developers who are interested in Visual Studio 2022 can download the Release Candidate (RC) version today. It’s fully supported by Microsoft with a go-live license for production use ahead of general availability (GA) next month. (And you gotta love that at least one part of Microsoft uses the appropriate terminology for release milestones.)
There are also a lot of .NET 6-related milestone releases to test today, including .NET 6 Release Candidate 2 (including some ASP.NET Core updates) and .NET MAUI Preview 9. As you may know, Microsoft will deliver .NET 6 in November too, but .NET MAUI won’t ship until mid-2022.