Back in March, Microsoft announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2017. Alongside that, the company released the Insider-like program, Visual Studio Preview.
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.