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Python support in Visual Studio 2017

Over the last few months, Visual Studio 2017 has been in preview and many of you have been trying it out and providing feedback. We are very appreciative of everyone who has taken the time to do this.
As many noticed, during an update in January we removed Python support from the VS 2017 Release Candidate. This was done suddenly and without warning, and for that we apologize. We will be making a preview available at launch, and Python support will return to the main VS 2017 installer in an update.

I want to be clear that Python support will be returning in one of the first VS 2017 updates. We removed it only because we were not going to meet product-completeness targets that are needed to be a core part of the initial Visual Studio release, and are already well on our way to completing these. Specifically, we needed to translate


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