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      193 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      This would be awesome!

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        154 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for the many comments on this topic. We are listening…

        On behalf of the Visual Studio team, I wanted to share a few responses to some of the questions and concerns raised, in the spirit of sharing with transparency the reasons that led us to the current installer options.

        Visual Studio 2017 is a huge product, because we support so many types of development: from Android to UWP to C++ to Unity to Linux. If we were to still offer a ‘full’ install, it would come in at over 50GB. That’s one huge ISO image!

        We surveyed hundreds of people during the previews and RCs, and people told us that they had historically used an ISO for two reasons: (i) because they wanted to download once and create a network install for enterprise deployment; (ii) because they had a shaky internet connection and wanted to be sure they’d downloaded…

        Anonymous commented  · 

        Cheers to that

        Anonymous commented  · 

        Not helpful. I agree with these people.

        I absolutely hate what Microsoft has done, and as such have made a work around. I have made a batch script which I run once a month (via Jenkins) which updates my workload folder, and generates a new ISO image.

        There are several reasons that we need an ISO file, most have been explained by other posters already but they are:
        1) We need to maintain guaranteed access to development environments in the distant future (i.e. I have installed VS2005 - 2017 on one of my machines to fix legacy applications). I have 0 faith in Microsoft's online installer functioning in ~15 years time, and I don't want to have to maintain a folder with 20,000+ sub folders and files (the workload folder).
        2) Deployment to VM/VPS. For security reasons we cannot have network shares etc, I don't want to have to copy the a 50 gig folder to the VM to install it, I want to mount an ISO. And just FYI you can't copy files through RDP larger than 2GB, so the only way to get the files into a ringfenced server is to mount one of you local disks to the remote machine via RDP.. which wow that's bad for security (it has the same permission to the disk as your user).

        I'm trying to find in the MS EULA if its against their TOS to share the install files.. I can't find that, else perhaps I can just share the monthly ISO builds.

        The anonymous poster hit the nail on the head. Its about a repeatable point-in-time development environment 1, 5, 10 years from now. Wish I could upvote the comment. Here is the comment:

        "
        How can we prove out our disaster recovery / software escrow that we can re-install the development tools, our product's source code and build/debug our product without an internet connection?
        How can we ensure that it is possible to do this in 7 years?
        MS can break on of the VS install links / VS sub-component install links and break our installation process.
        This is needed for disaster recovery and very long term software escrow purposes.
        Please think of regular business decision makers with continuity of business as a core goal; and not the consultants/bloggers rebuilding their development toolset every 6 months.
        We sell a commercial product with a 5 year agreement which, by our largest customers, requires us to have a fully disconnected way of continuing development from a bare OS installation on up.
        Refer to real time commodity trading system software....

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              6 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                640 comments  ·  Visual Studio for Mac » Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        213 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        Anonymous commented  · 

                        M$ has NO RAD tool, since it killed off VB6 and VFP.

                        If it were open-sourced, a cost-free VB6 would grow and smother M$''s fat-ba$tard child, .NET. Same goes for VFP and $QL $erver.

                        So, dream on.

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                          229 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          Anonymous commented  · 

                          You killed off your decent RAD tools, VB6 and VFP.

                          No one wants the time-sucking trash heap of .NET.

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                              50 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hello,

                              We’ve begun work on this and are considering changing the default location for new projects to C:\\USERPROFILE\Source\repos. Would this be a reasonable change to address the problem of “clutter” in the Documents folder? This is currently the default for cloned repositories, so all projects would be in a singular default location.

                              As well, you still retain the option to change the default if you’d like.

                              Allison Buchholtz-Au
                              Program Manager – VS IDE

                              Anonymous commented  · 

                              this is why i have a seperate folder for MY documents and leave the documents folder to be trashed by MS and every other person/company that thinks this is a good folder to dump ****. autodesk is another big offender in this regard

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