The first Release Candidate version of Visual Studio 2019 is available to anyone who wants to try it. Microsoft is going to release the final version of Visual Studio 2019 on April 2, 2019.
Visual Studio 2019 comes through two channels. Via the release channel (release channel) and the preview channel (preview channel). As of yesterday, Visual Studio 2019 RC (Release Candidate) is available on the release channel ( visualstudio.com/downloads ) and Visual Studio 2019 Preview 4 is available on the preview channel ( visualstudio.com/preview ).
Both versions can be installed and used side by side and so far are identical versions. From April 2, the release on the release channel (RC) will likely be upgraded to the generally available (GA - generally available) version, which will be ready for use worldwide. The preview channel will continue to provide an early look at upcoming features.
You can receive the following editions: Community, Professional, or Enterprise edition for each channel.
Professional and Enterprise versions have different functions. For example, the Enterprise version has IntelliTrace, Live Testing Unit, Built-in Assemblies for mobile applications, Real Time Architecture Validation and other features.
VisalStudio 2019 is now faster, more reliable, more productive for individuals and groups, and easier to use. It will be fully released on April 2. For more details on the new Release Candidate features, see full Microsoft reports.