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  1. Cache the setup file for future so If I install something again it would work like a charm.

    For example if I install VS 17 Enterprise RC and find it's make my system slow and want to try community edition then setup will download many files again from internet which are same for both.

    for example Microsoft.net.coresdk.50

    it take too much time. It would best if you store them on user system and use that again.

    Like in 2010 version ( I read that time on internet) that for web installer you can copy from appdata and handover to anyone who want to install it offline and that was useful feature (but hidden).

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  2. VS Update - Allow pointing to local files

    When attempting to update Visual Studio, a lot of files end up being blocked due to firewall restrictions.

    Is there anyway you you can add a "Select Offline Location" to VS Update Tool, so we can send the URL to our internal support desk to download it, and then point the VS Update Tool to this local location?

    E.g. trying to update from 15.5.2 to 15.5.3 i got the following error message:

    'After nine attempts, there was a problem downloading the following file:
    https://download.visualstudio.microsoft.com/download/pr/100416427/d68d54e233c956ff79799fdf63753c54/Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Configuration.msi

    Select Continue to install Visual Studio without downloading this file. This might cause problems with other…

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  3. Visual Studio installer should be downloading the latest version

    VS web-based installer should download the newest VS version once the latest version is released. instead of the outdated one

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  4. Provide links on VS Installer instead of only buttons

    Buttons open the default browser, sometimes we don't want to open it, but still see the release notes. Allowing to copy/paste or show the link would be an improvement.

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  5. Installing the Veracode Visual Studio Extension on Visual Studio Shell

    Please make Visual Studio Shell (Integrated) compatible for installing Veracode Visual Studio extension, or extensions in general

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  6. VS2017 installer should keep --locale setting when updating itself

    Currently the installer always changes the display language to Windows default after updating itself. Maybe better to keep previous setting.

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