Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 will (finally) enter the 64-bit world

Earlier today, Microsoft offered us a peek at Visual Studio 2022, which will offer its first public preview builds later this summer. If you’re into the Visual Studio ecosystem, this looks like a killer upgrade.

Visual Studio enters the 64-bit world… finally

With Visual Studio 2022, you’ll finally be able to take advantage of all of your system RAM. Earlier versions of Visual Studio are 32-bit applications, thereby hobbling VS to a maximum of 2GiB RAM.

The new VS2022 is fully 64-bit—without which the first GIF in the gallery above wouldn’t be able to open a whopping 1,600 projects and roughly 300,000 files at once.

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