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Visual Studio 2015 Update 3

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Originally posted to Chuck Walbourn's Blog on MSDN,

VS 2015 Update 3 is now available for download, including the updated Community edition. The Visual C++ 2015 Update 3 Redistribution packages are also available (x86, x64), as well as the Remote Debugging Tools (x86, x64, ARM). For more information see the release notes.

Update: See the Visual C++ Porting and Upgrading Guide and the VC++ Samples GitHub.

Compiler and CRT

VS 2015 Update 3 includes a new version of the C/C++ compiler (19.00.24215.1 with the latest hot-fixes applied). There is also a new version of the C/C++ Runtime (14.0.24212). See these posts for details about the compiler, optimizer, libraries, and standards compliance including expression SFINAE.

Windows 10 SDK: VS 2015 Update 3 includes new Windows Tools 1.4 with the Windows 10 SDK for Version 1511 (10.0.10586). As before, this is an optional install.

Visual C++ Build Tools 2015: There is an edition of Visual Studio available without the IDE for those just looking for the compiler toolset.

Related: Visual Studio 2015 RTM, Visual Studio 2015 Update 1, Visual Studio Update 2