Other significant changes include a new type — called never — which is used for values that never occur, the option to define properties as read-only, private and/or protected class constructors, tagged unions type capability (hello Swift!) etc. The complete list of new features is documented here. Head to the Playground and test them!
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TypeScript 2.0 is downloadable for use with Visual Studio 2015 and can be accessed via NPM, using NPM install -g typescript@rc. Microsoft also offers basic text editor support for Sublime Text, Emacs and, for the hardcore developer, Vim. My favorite text editor, Atom, has a TypeScript Plugin with support for formatting, code completion, navigation and fast compilation. For the Linux enthusiast, the latest version is available with Eclipse IDE.