Microsoft ends support for older Visual Studio versions

Microsoft has posted a timeline for ending aid of more mature variations of its signature Visible Studio IDE. The business encourages users to shift to newer versions, particularly recently unveiled Visual Studio 2022.

Microsoft describes 64-bit Visual Studio 2022 as the most successful model of the platform, but presents other up grade alternatives as nicely. In a bulletin posted February 10, Microsoft observed the close of help dates and upgrade paths for a few Visual Studio versions:

  • Visual Studio 2012 assist ends January 9, 2023, for the IDE and associated merchandise, runtimes, and components. People are recommended to transfer to a newer model of Visible Studio.
  • Visible Studio 2017 mainstream guidance ends April 12, 2022, whereupon the solution will shift to prolonged help until April 2027. With prolonged help, fixes are delivered for stability problems. Microsoft advises consumers to transfer to the 15.9 supported baseline to sustain help.
  • Visual Studio 2019 edition 16.7 guidance ends April 12, 2022. Consumers are encouraged to shift to the edition 16.11 supported baseline or to Visual Studio 2022.
  • Visual Studio 2019 Preview Channel will no more time obtain updates immediately after April 2022. Microsoft advises users to migrate possibly to Visual Studio 2022 Preview or Visual Studio 2019 Launch Channel to remain protected and receive the hottest element updates.

Microsoft also cited some extensive range assistance deadlines that will impression merchandise which includes Visible Studio 2022 and Visual Studio 2019 quite a few several years down the road. The current channel of Visual Studio 2022, for occasion, will get mainstream assistance until finally January 2027. All round aid will finish in January 2032, approximately 10 decades from now. Visual Studio 2019 variation 16.11 receives mainstream aid until finally April 2024. Visual Studio 2010 and previously versions are no for a longer period supported.

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