Alpha Release: 15.4 Alpha 2

We are releasing the second preview of our next major release, called 15.4. This release includes our next preview of Visual Studio for Mac.

Note that in this release of Visual Studio for Mac, the Azure Functions and Xamarin IoT preview features are disabled. These preview features are now available separately via the extension gallery. See the steps under Preview Capabilities on the corresponding Visual Studio blog post for details on how to enable those features.

As this is an Alpha build, there are some known issues and the possibility of new issues being found during testing. Of course, additional bug reports are still welcome for these preview versions. If you see any suspicious behavior that you wish to report, please file a quick bug.

If you notice an error in this blog post or have trouble downloading one of the installer packages, please let us know in the corresponding forum thread.

Please check out the product release notes to see all the fixes and known issues for this release.

Products Released


You can switch back to the non-preview versions at any time by launching your side-by-side non-preview installation of Visual Studio 2017 and switching to the Stable updater channel in Visual Studio for Mac and Xamarin for Visual Studio 2015.


15.4 Release Dates

Preview 1 – Aug 2nd 2017

Preview 2 – This Release!