A lighter, faster version of Visual Studio will likely be on its way to developers soon, perhaps by Build 2016, ZDNet reports. Code named “Visual Studio 15″—but not to be confused with the already-available Visual Studio 2015—the new version has already been released to some developers in private previews, according to ZDNet.
Testers report that the setup is a node app, and that a couple new features allow for quicker editing. An OpenFolder function in the Visual Studio IDE lets developers work with code bases that don’t have projects or solutions set up, and build using the file shortcut in Solution Explorer. The new ‘AnyCode’ feature likewise allows for the use of source code that hasn’t been organized into a project or solution.
The VS 15 preview includes support for SQL Server 2016 and can be run alongside Visual Studio 2015.