Visual Studio Setup

Installation and containerization of the Visual Studio family of products

How to relocate the Package Cache
How to relocate the Package Cache
Visual Studio can require a lot of space on the system drive. Based on years of data collected from customers’ installations from the Customer Experience Improvement Program, we took advantage of this feature in Burn – the Windows Installer XML (WiX) chainer – to eliminate most errors during repair, servicing, and even uninstall. This ...
Visual Studio 2013 shortcuts in Windows 8.1
Visual Studio 2013 shortcuts in Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 made a change for RTM – as some MSDN Subscribers might’ve noticed – where newly installed applications’ shortcuts are not immediately visible on the Start menu. They are still installed and indexed, but you need to either swipe down on your touch screen or click the down arrow as shown below. On the Start menu, you can ...
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Windows Installer PowerShell Module 2.2.1 Released
Windows Installer PowerShell Module 2.2.1 Released
Yesterday I released servicing update 2.2.1, which updates 2.2.0 to fix a few bugs and add a few cool new features: Version-specific documentation has been added, but the most significant change to the documentation is the complete overhaul of the examples. Apart from removing some old examples using deprecated functionality, I ...
Windows Installer PowerShell Module 2.2.0 Released
Windows Installer PowerShell Module 2.2.0 Released
Years ago I released PowerShell cmdlets (“command-lets”) that make querying product and patch information easy and robust. Windows PowerShell is a powerful shell that pipes objects – not simply text – and provides full access to the .NET Framework as part of the language (though higher-level constructs are most often better). Earlier ...
Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 has Released
Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 has Released
To provide incremental value to our customers, we have released Visual Studio Update 1 and will be notifying all Visual Studio 2012 customers via toast notifications (like you get for VS package updates) soon.Soma’s blog has more information on VSUpdate in general, as well as some of the features you can expect. And check out Brian&rsquo...
Windows Installer XML (WiX) v3.6 Released
Windows Installer XML (WiX) v3.6 Released
The Windows Installer XML (WiX) team has released version 3.6 which, most notably, released a powerful and customizable chainer named Burn. The Visual Studio 2012 setup applications were built on Burn using features such as package caching, reference counting, and sticky patching to improve the overall experience from past releases.Head on ...