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Provide PowerPoint Storyboarding add-in as an individual install

Provide the option as part of the Visual Studio installation to only choose the PowerPoint storyboarding add-in rather than the entire Visual Studio suite. This would be especially useful for graphic designers that may need tools such as PowerPoint storyboarding add-in and not the full version of Visual Studio.

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    sharepointjunkiesharepointjunkie shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Paul Anthony ListerPaul Anthony Lister commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Has there been any change to this ?
        Is VS Test Pro still the minimum spend required to acquire the PPT storyboarding tools ?

      • PeterPeter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Totally agree that this should be an add-in. Our shop is a bunch of Requirements analysis that have to mock up screens, and have no need for a full blown VS just to make some mock-ups...

      • Simaar CharmsSimaar Charms commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have installed the whole Visual Studio 2013 but i cant still see storyboarding as an option in Power point 2013. what can be the cause?

      • Chris GonzalesChris Gonzales commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Having this as a separate add-on would make trouble shoot less of a pain. I have visual studio 2012 professional and office professional. Visual Studio was installed before office. I do not see the added on office. I am assuming that is part of the VS install process. So now I have to reinstall VS to get this to work?

        Also, I don't see why MS is treating this as a marketable product. They are giving plenty of free tools to developers for Windows 8 and Windows Phone in order to get apps on the market. We already paid for PowerPoint and since all the control seem to be for Windows 8 and WP, does it not make sense to just provide this as a free stand-alone add-on?

      • KevinKevin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want this as an individual add on also. I'd be willing to pay for it. Just not the 1,600 it would cost me to go from VS Pro to VS Premium.

      • softboy99softboy99 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, it's awast of money for project manager or system analsyst to purchase visual studio as well. Because they doesn't do any develop. It should be free for everyone.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agreed. I'm a UX specialist using Power Point as a main prototyping tool.
        I have no reason to purchase Visual Studio, but lots of reasons to enjoy the Storyboarding add-on.

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