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A summary of the changes introduced in Visual Studio 2017
Part two of a four-part series of blogs

Visual Studio 2017 includes some clever new quick coding features, better debugging and a much better installation routine, as this blog explains.

  1. Installing and using Visual Studio 2017
  2. Installing Visual Studio 2017 (this blog)
  3. Installing SQL Server Data Tools for VS 2017
  4. Changes in Visual Studio 2017

Posted by Andy Brown on 19 January 2018

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Installing Visual Studio 2017

I installed the free VS Community Edition from here.  The choices screen is much nicer to use:

Tick the options

Tick the options you want to install.

You can see the cumulative effect of your choices on the right:

Options chosen

I'm not into gaming, C++ or Python, so this is my list after ticking my boxes.


You can choose from 14 languages:

Language choice

I've gone for English ...

And that's it!  The very next step starts the installation process:

Installing VS 2017

Sigh ... 99% to go.

Despite the note above, installing Visual Studio 2017 seemed much quicker than predecessor versions.

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