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Visual Studio 2015 Update 1


Originally posted to Chuck Walbourn's Blog on MSDN,

VS 2015 Update 1 is now available for download, including the updated Community edition. The VS 2015 Update 1 Redistribution packages are also available (x86, x64), as well as the Remote Debugging Tools (x86, x64, ARM). For more information, see Brian Harry’s blog, the Visual C++ Team blog, and the Visual Studio Team blog. Be sure to read the Microsoft Docs page as well.

Per the Visual Studio support lifecycle, “mainstream” support for VS 2015 ended in June 2016. “Extended” support ends October 2025. Platform toolset v140 support is still available in Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio 2022 as an optional component.

Compiler and CRT

VS 2015 Update 1 includes a new version of the C/C++ compiler (19.00.23506). There is also a new version of the C/C++ Runtime (14.0.23506). Here are a list of STL fixes included in VS 2015 Update 1. The new compiler also includes support for the C++11 language feature Expression SFINAE.

Note that VS 2015 can target Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.0, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, and optionally Windows XP Service Pack 3. The Visual C++ 2015 REDIST does not support Windows 7 RTM, Windows Vista RTM, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows XP RTM, Windows XP Service Pack 1, or Windows XP Service Pack 2 as these platforms are all outside their support lifecycle. See KB2661358.

Windows 10 SDK: VS 2015 Update 1 includes an updated Windows Tools 1.2 with the Windows 10 SDK for Version 1511 (10.0.10586). As before, this is an optional install.

.NET: There is now a 4.6.1 release including a number of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) improvements including a D3DImage for Direct3D 11 available on GitHub.

Related: Visual Studio 2015 RTM, Visual Studio 2015 Update 2, Visual Studio 2015 Update 3