What’s new

  • #3545 LLVM (clang) 11.0.0
  • #3559 JDK 15 on Visual Studio 2019 image
  • #3564 Visual Studio 2019 16.8.1 with .NET 5 RTM
  • #3566 PowerShell 7.1.0
  • #3567 Go 1.15.4, 1.14.11
  • #3568 Qt 5.12.10

.NET 5 impact

.NET 5 is now part of Visual Studio 2019 16.8.x installation and thus default .NET Core when building your projects.

This can break some projects without .NET Core version pinning.

To build your projects with the latest .NET Core 3.1 add global.json to the root of project repository (or working folder from which dotnet or msbuild commands are run) with the following contents:

  "sdk": {
    "version": "3.1.102",
    "rollForward": "latestFeature"

Previous worker image

There is a build worker image available from previous deployment. You can use it in case of any issues with the current image:

Previous Visual Studio 2019

You can select build worker image in “Build worker image” dropdown on Environment tab of project settings or if you use appveyor.yml:

image: Previous Visual Studio 2019