Back in March, Microsoft announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2017. Alongside that, the company released the Insider-like program, Visual Studio Preview.
Now, Microsoft has announced Visual Studio 2017 Preview version 15.2. According to the release notes the new version brings several new features including the Data science and analytical workload.
This new workload provides a one-click install of all your data analysis needs. It includes support for Python, R, F#, and their respective packages/distros.
The workload helps users enable the acquisition, analysis, and visualization of data all the way through to building and deploying machine learning models.
Here is Microsoft´s Summary of Updates for Visual Studio 2017 Preview version 15.2:
- “Data science and analytical applications workload has been added.
- The Python development workload is now localized in all supported Visual Studio language packs.
- Side-by-side support for TypeScript compiler versions.
- Multiple Team Explorer fixes.
- You can now change the location of where packages are cached or even disable caching of packages during install, modify, or repair.
- Multiple F# tools
- CMake integration now supports CMake 3.7.2. This updated CMake menu is based on your feedback.
- Linux C++ now enables improved type visualization during debugging.
- Fixed issue where Visual Studio 2017 may not launch when installed alongside Visual Studio 2005 or earlier.
- The Game Development with Unity workload now offers to install Unity 5.6.”
TypeScript compiler versions support
Furthermore, the latest update to Visual Studio 2017 Preview adds side-by-side support for TypeScript compiler versions. Users may now use multiple versions of the TypeScript compiler in Visual Studio 2017.