Installing Visual Studio 2015 Preview Step by Step in a CloudShare Environment!

By Danielle Arad - November 29, 2014

As you know, Microsoft is currently working in a new version of Visual Studio named Visual Studio 2015. It is currently available as preview in this URL. In this article I will show you how the installation process from CloudShare for Visual Studio 2015 Preview is quite straightforward and easy to follow:

 

  • First thing you have to do is browse the Visual Studio 2015 download page and there click the Get it now button in the Visual Studio Preview tile.

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  • Once you click the Get it now button, you will be redirected to the Visual Studio Online login page where you have to type your credentials there.

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  • Then, the Visual Studio downloads page is shown. Just click the download arrow for Visual Studio 2015 Preview.

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  • When the download dialog is displayed in your PC, just download the Visual Studio 2015 Preview installer and run it so the installation process is started.

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In the next screen in the installation wizard, simply select all the components you want to install and click the “Install” button.

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  • At this moment, you have to be very patient 🙂 since the installation process will take “some minutes” to download and install all the components in your PC.

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  • During the installation process you will be requested to re-start your PC so the Visual Studio 2015 Preview components can be successfully installed.

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  • When the installation process ends, the Visual Studio 2015 Preview installation wizard will show a last screen where you will see a “Visual Studio install has completed successfully” message. Note that you will be also asked to install additional development components that launches a secondary installer to install these components.

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  • If you go ahead with the installation of these components, you will see that are components required to develop for the Android platform.

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  • Once everything regarding Visual Studio 2015 Preview is installed, you will be prompted to type your Visual Studio credentials:

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  • Type your Visual Studio credentials so you can start using the IDE. First thing you have to do is to choose the default development settings (C# in my case) and also the color theme for Visual Studio. When you are done, just press the “Start Visual Studio” button.

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  • Finally, the default screen for Visual Studio 2015 Preview will appear and you will be able to start coding using your favorite development tool J.

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And that’s all about how to install Visual Studio 2015 Preview step by step in a CloudShare environment. Happy CloudSharing!

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