Visual Studio 2015

Visual Studio 2015 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

This applies to the following editions: Community, Enterprise, Express for Web, Express for Windows 10, Express for Windows Desktop, Professional, Release Management, Test Professional

Support dates are shown in the Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Redmond, WA, USA.

Support Dates

Listing Start Date Mainstream End Date Extended End Date
Visual Studio 2015 2015-07-20T00:00:00.000-08:00 2020-10-13T22:59:59.999-08:00 2025-10-14T22:59:59.999-08:00


Version Start Date End Date
Update 3 2016-06-27T00:00:00.000-08:00 2025-10-14T22:59:59.999-08:00
Original Release 2015-07-20T00:00:00.000-08:00 2017-07-11T22:59:59.999-08:00


Visual Studio 2015 versions of the following components are shipped with and supported as part of the Visual Studio 2015 lifecycle: Agents, ESM, Modelling SDK, PSM, Remote Tools, SDK, Shell (Integrated), Shell (Isolated), TPS, Visual C++ Redistributable.


  • Community
  • Enterprise
  • Express for Web
  • Express for Windows 10
  • Express for Windows Desktop
  • Professional
  • Release Management
  • Test Professional