Microsoft has big plans for the next major release of its signature Visual Studio IDE. Among the promised improvements, Visual Studio 2022 promises to be 64-bit, faster, more lightweight, and more approachable.
Due in a first public preview this summer, Visual Studio 2022 will be built for a range of users spanning from learners to experienced developers building industrial-scale solutions. Visual Studio 2022 will be a 64-bit application, no longer limited to about 4GB of memory in the main devenv.exe process. Moving to 64-bit will reduce component memory usage and optimize Visual Studio’s 32-bit design.