First use of Visual Studio 2010 : the installation

Yesterday I received a visual studio 2010 Ultimate edition from work.

I’ve already test the  express edition when it was in beta phase, but it’s not the same …

So, let’s install it !

I install it on a Fujitsu Siemens laptop with 4 GB Ram and a Intel Core 2 Duo processor (2,53 GHz) running  Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate edition.

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Launch the auto run program

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Loading screen

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Click Next

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Read and accept the license terms

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Choose your installation mode : Full installation (takes more than 6 GB) or Custom installation

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I choose Custom

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Select the features you want :

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(notice that “Microsoft SharePoint Developer Tools” are integrated)

I just don’t want Dotfuscator community to be installed, so I uncheck  it

I keep the rest because I want to test some features

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Click Install

Installation running :

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After less than 10 minutes, the installation asked me to restart my computer:

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I click “Restart Now”

 

When restarting, a loading form is showing

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Then the setup continue

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After about 45 minutes, the setup is finished

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You can choose to install the documentation, but I choose to click on the “Finish” button.

 

The installation windows appears :

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I Click Exit

Visual Studio 2010 is now installed

 

The installation takes me about one hour, and no problem occurred.

Now I can launch the product

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I choose my default environment settings (I used to choose Visual C# Development settings so I pick this one).

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I Click on “Start Visual Studio”

First time loading form

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Visual studio is up and running

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Help and documentation are on the start page:

A What’s new section is available on the start page :

Some other links are available :

  • Creating application with Visual Studio
  • Extending Visual Studio
  • Community and Learning Resources

 

Some resources for Windows, Web, Cloud, Office,SharePoint and Data development are accessible too.

 

Next step : migration of a Visual studio 2008 solution !

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About Sam Beauvois

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