Visual Studio Community 2015 For Mac Download

By now you probably got the blurb of last week’s Microsoft announcements:

TechCrunch - Frederic Lardinois“Unsurprisingly, the company plans to work with the Xamarin-sponsored Mono community, which already produces a cross-platform open source .NET framework based on C#. “We will announce this and then take the next few months working with the Mono community,” Somasegar told me. “We are working very closely with the Xamarin guys on this.”

GeekWire - Todd Bishop“Miguel is still the man!” said an enthusiastic S. “Soma” Somasegar, the corporate vice president in charge of Microsoft’s Developer Division. Somasegar made the comments in an interview discussing the company’s plan to open-source .NET and make it possible to use Microsoft’s developer technologies to make software for — you guessed it — Mac, Linux, Android and iOS. Microsoft is working on the initiative with the Mono community and the startup Xamarin, which de Icaza co-founded.”

  • I tried most of the items listed with VS 2013, VS 2015 and VS 2017 Community Edition, and all of them failed somewhere during the installation, or failed while installing Data Tools, or the Data Tools did not work correctly (SSIS VSTA Script Editor Not Displaying in VS2015).
  • CNET Download provides free downloads for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices across all categories of software and apps, including security, utilities, games, video and browsers.

InfoWorld - Simon Bisson “This doesn’t mean the work on cross-platform client-side .Net will stop. “We’re going to continue partnering deeply with Xamarin,” Somasegar says. That’s borne out by the upcoming release of Visual Studio, which will make it easier to add Xamarin tools to support iOS and Android development alongside Windows apps.”

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As a testament of our close collaboration with Microsoft, we shipped same-day support for Android Native C++ projects in VS 2015, as well as deep integration with Microsoft’s Hyper-V based Android Emulator.

The experience basically is that now in VS 2015 you have two new templates for Android and iOS:

Launching any of those two templates will create a project that is like an introduction to the product and links to download it (similar to what the Azure templates do when you don’t have Azure SDK installed):

Now you can just click that download button, and get the new integration for 2015!

If you happened to have a previous version of Xamarin for Visual Studio installed, please keep reading as you may not have gotten the 2015 bits installed by default (it’s something we’re fixing shortly).

Visual Studio Community 2015 For Mac Download

Ensuring 2015 support is installed (only for previous Xamarin users)

By default, Windows Installer will just update the components you have previously installed, when applying an update. Since you previously didn’t have 2015 components installed, then by default you won’t be getting them installed right now. (we’re fixing that soon-ish).

Don’t worry, you don’t have to go download anything again, here are the easy steps to ensure you turn the bits on for 2015:

1 - Go to Add/Remove programs and search for Xamarin:

2 - Click Next on the installer window and select Change on the next screen:

3 - Finally, make sure you check and install locally the Visual Studio 2015 feature:

After the installer is done applying your changes, the old “starter” templates will be gone and you’ll be greeted with a bunch of template that you’re surely familiar with already (since this section applies to existing users only ;)).

In a future post I’ll delve a bit more on how we’re integrating with Microsoft C++ Android Native projects (hint: you can just add a project reference! ;)).



APPLIES TO: SQL Server Azure SQL Database Azure Synapse Analytics (SQL Data Warehouse) Parallel Data Warehouse

SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) is a modern development tool for building SQL Server relational databases, databases in Azure SQL, Analysis Services (AS) data models, Integration Services (IS) packages, and Reporting Services (RS) reports. With SSDT, you can design and deploy any SQL Server content type with the same ease as you would develop an application in Visual Studio.

SSDT for Visual Studio 2019

Changes in SSDT for Visual Studio 2019

The core SSDT functionality to create database projects has remained integral to Visual Studio.

With Visual Studio 2019, the required functionality to enable Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services projects has moved into the respective Visual Studio (VSIX) extensions only.


There's no SSDT standalone installer for Visual Studio 2019.

Install SSDT with Visual Studio 2019

If Visual Studio 2019 is already installed, you can edit the list of workloads to include SSDT. If you don’t have Visual Studio 2019 installed, then you can download and install Visual Studio 2019 Community.

To modify the installed Visual Studio workloads to include SSDT, use the Visual Studio Installer.

Visual Basic 2015 Community Download

  1. Launch the Visual Studio Installer. In the Windows Start menu, you can search for 'installer'.

  2. In the installer, select for the edition of Visual Studio that you want to add SSDT to, and then choose Modify.

  3. Select SQL Server Data Tools under Data storage and processing in the list of workloads.

For Analysis Services, Integration Services, or Reporting Services projects, you can install the appropriate extensions from within Visual Studio with Extensions > Manage Extensions or from the Marketplace.

SSDT for Visual Studio 2017

Changes in SSDT for Visual Studio 2017

Starting with Visual Studio 2017, the functionality of creating Database Projects has been integrated into the Visual Studio installation. There's no need to install the SSDT standalone installer for the core SSDT experience.

Now to create Analysis Services, Integration Services, or Reporting Services projects, you still need the SSDT standalone installer.

Install SSDT with Visual Studio 2017

To install SSDT during Visual Studio installation, select the Data storage and processing workload, and then select SQL Server Data Tools.

If Visual Studio is already installed, use the Visual Studio Installer to modify the installed workloads to include SSDT.

Visual Studio Professional 2015 Installer

  1. Launch the Visual Studio Installer. In the Windows Start menu, you can search for 'installer'.

  2. In the installer, select for the edition of Visual Studio that you want to add SSDT to, and then choose Modify.

  3. Select SQL Server Data Tools under Data storage and processing in the list of workloads.

Install Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services tools

To install Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services project support, run the SSDT standalone installer.

The installer lists available Visual Studio instances to add SSDT tools. If Visual Studio isn't already installed, selecting Install a new SQL Server Data Tools instance installs SSDT with a minimal version of Visual Studio, but for the best experience, we recommend using SSDT with the latest version of Visual Studio.

SSDT for VS 2017 (standalone installer)


  • Before installing SSDT for Visual Studio 2017 (15.9.6), uninstall Analysis Services Projects and Reporting Services Projects extensions if they are already installed, and close all VS instances.
  • Removed the inbox component Power Query Source for SQL Server 2017. Now we have announced Power Query Source for SQL Server 2017 & 2019 as out-of-box component, which can be downloaded here.
  • To design packages using Oracle and Teradata connectors and targeting an earlier version of SQL Server prior to SQL 2019, in addition to the Microsoft Oracle Connector for SQL 2019 and Microsoft Teradata Connector for SQL 2019, you need to also install the corresponding version of Microsoft Connector for Oracle and Teradata by Attunity.

Release Notes

For a complete list of changes, see Release notes for SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

System requirements

SSDT for Visual Studio 2017 has the same system requirements as Visual Studio.

Available Languages - SSDT for VS 2017

This release of SSDT for VS 2017 can be installed in the following languages:

Considerations and limitations

  • You can’t install the community version offline

  • To upgrade SSDT, you need to follow the same path used to install SSDT. For example, if you added SSDT using the VSIX extensions, then you must upgrade via the VSIX extensions. If you installed SSDT via a separate install, then you need to upgrade using that method.

Offline install

To install SSDT when you’re not connected to the internet, follow the steps in this section. For more information, see Create a network installation of Visual Studio 2017.

First, complete the following steps while online:

  1. Download the SSDT standalone installer.

  2. Download vs_sql.exe.

  3. While still online, execute one of the following commands to download all the files required for installing offline. Using the --layout option is the key, it downloads the actual files for the offline installation. Replace <filepath> with the actual layouts path to save the files.

    1. For a specific language, pass the locale: vs_sql.exe --layout c:<filepath> --lang en-us (a single language is ~1 GB).
    2. For all languages, omit the --lang argument: vs_sql.exe --layout c:<filepath> (all languages are ~3.9 GB).

After completing the previous steps, the following steps below can be done offline:

  1. Run vs_setup.exe --NoWeb to install the VS2017 Shell and SQL Server Data Project.

  2. From the layouts folder, run SSDT-Setup-ENU.exe /install and select SSIS/SSRS/SSAS.a. For an unattended installation, run SSDT-Setup-ENU.exe /INSTALLALL[:vsinstances] /passive.

For available options, run SSDT-Setup-ENU.exe /help


If using a full version of Visual Studio 2017, create an offline folder for SSDT only, and run SSDT-Setup-ENU.exe from this newly created folder (don’t add SSDT to another Visual Studio 2017 offline layout). If you add the SSDT layout to an existing Visual Studio offline layout, the necessary runtime (.exe) components are not created there.

Supported SQL versions

Project TemplatesSQL Platforms Supported
Relational databasesSQL Server 2005* - SQL Server 2017
(use SSDT 17.x or SSDT for Visual Studio 2017 to connect to SQL Server on Linux)
Azure SQL Database
Azure Synapse Analytics (supports queries only; database projects aren't yet supported)
* SQL Server 2005 support is deprecated,
move to an officially supported SQL version
Analysis Services models
Reporting Services reports
SQL Server 2008 - SQL Server 2017
Integration Services packagesSQL Server 2012 - SQL Server 2019


SSDT for Visual Studio 2015 and 2017 both use DacFx 17.4.1: Download Data-Tier Application Framework (DacFx) 17.4.1.

Previous versions

Visual Studio 2015 free. download full Version

To download and install SSDT for Visual Studio 2015, or an older version of SSDT, see Previous releases of SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT and SSDT-BI).

See Also

Next steps

After installing SSDT, work through these tutorials to learn how to create databases, packages, data models, and reports using SSDT.

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