We are thinking about the next version of Visual Studio's deployment experience. I need your help to make the next version of Visual Studio's installation and deployment as valuable as possible.

Please send me your feedback. For example, I am looking for feedback in the following areas:

  • Do people like a lot of install options or just as few as possible.
  • Installation type: 
    • Do people install through the UI or silently?
    • Do you launch and forget about the installation or watch it go?
    • Is there a silent installation method that you would like to see supported in the future?
  • What is a reasonable time to install the product?
  • Do people like the companion products that we install?
  • Do people ever look at the installation logs? If so, what for?
  • How do you deploy your applications to your customers?
  • How often and under what circumstances do you uninstall Visual Studio?
  • How often and under what circumstances do you add/remove features to/from Visual Studio?

Additionally, Have you installed any applications recently, which had a cool install experience?  Tell us about it.

Send feedback and comments to aaronru@nospam_microsoft.com (prior to sending please remove "nospam_")

Thanks for improving Visual Studio.