About Windows Installer, the .NET Framework, and Visual Studio.
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’s blog for links to more detailed information about the changes made for TFS.
VS2012 Update 1 corrupts the Help Viewer 2.0 and I get the following error:
"A content file required by the Help Viewer is missing or has been corrupted"
@sinand99, did you get any install errors or warnings?
update 2 released!
If you install VS 2012 using /adminfile and a tweaked .xml file (with a few features turned off), will the Update 1, 2, 3, etc. packages honor that and not install updates to things you didn't install to begin with?
I use such mechanism where things like Blend are not installed, but "Update 3" appears to be installing updates to the things I didn't install to start with. Of course, it may be that it's caching the updates on the machine but not deploying them when it sees they're not installed, in which case it's just a matter of wasted space.
@Dean J., yes: the package install state should prevent VSUpdate from downloading, caching, and installing any updates to things you don't install. If something is installed or even just cached that you think shouldn't be installed, please let me know and we can look into it.