#VS2017 – There are some GREAT improvements in the installation process! (Do you know anything about this?)

Update: The product name is officially Visual Studio 2017 instead of Visual Studio 15.

Hello!

A few hours ago the 5 Preview of Visual Studio 15 was announced. And while many posts speak about the new C# 7, or what’s new in web development; not many of them shares the great improvements included in the installation process.

A few days ago I had to reinstall my computer from scratch and as always at the time of Visual Studio 2015 to reach, I had to prepare a few 100GBs in the SSD only to install the tools and then clone a repository.

I understand that to the time of install Xamarin and tools of development multi-platform, there are elements that take a lot of disk space, for example, the virtual machines. However, the classic Visual Studio Installer had reached a point where needed a renovation; and in Visual Studio 15, we have a new flavour here.

The first thing we see when we launched the installer is a sight with all the different branches of development that we can continue: for example, UWP or Classic Desktop Apps.

 

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There are other options like web development or very deep and extreme options like Visual Studio  Extensibility or Linux development with C++ (Yes that’s correct)

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If you also want to have installed some specific .NET Framework versions or even additional languages such as F #, the section [Individual Components] presents these options.

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Here we can find also additional tools such as Git, GitHub for Visual Studio extension or emulators for Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Edition and the Visual Studio Android Emulator.

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Finally the section [Language Packs] allows us to… well, this is an easy one!

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And just as a final curiosity, ALL the options selected to give us a total of ~40GB required.

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Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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