Make the installation of Visual Studio light-weight and fast
Installing Visual Studio takes too long
There's a lot of stuff that the VS installer installs that I probably never is going to use.
Make modules and packages install when needed. The Office-install has had this option for ages, where you can deceide whether you want to install a feature a) now, b) when needed, or c) never. That way the basic install will probably be a lot faster and it will take up less space on our drives (how many terabytes of never-used-features do you think VS is accumulating worldwide?).
I belive you already have the package system to handle this (nuget), so eat some of your own dogfood and show us that the package system can handle app installs as well :)
Thank you for using Visual Studio and for your commitment to improving it. We are currently evaluating whether we will be able to include this into the product.
Visual Studio Program Manager
Gary Harper commented
Please do. I do NOT want all of that SQL Server stuff on my machine! I'm just using Visual C++!
Jeff Relf commented
Amen, I don't want to wait hours for Visual Studio to install 17 giga-bytes of **** I DO NOT WANT on my tiny SSD. I want the text editor, my extensions/macros, the compiler/linker, and little else. No SQL ****, etc. ! ! !