Visual Studio 2015 RC Enterprise – One platform concept

I am little curious about this new version of Visual Studio. So today I though of lets explore modules or components gets installed as part of Visual Studio 2015 Ent installation.

To get the accurate result I had provisioned one new windows 7 professional machine with service pack 1.  Without installing any additional service packs.  I decided to downloaded Visual Studio 2015 RC Enterprise edition from MSDN subscription.  Thanks to smooth 40Mbps, less than 20 minutes I downloaded ISO copy from MSDN and the size was approximate 3.71GB.

I started the installation and let me tell you it was not quick! It took bit time to finish. And I was reading almost all the messages written as part of installation process/progress on Visual Studio installation window/screen. Let me tell you the more you wait and read the information the more you will be excited[:) you got to be a cross-platform dev].

It was a serious huge installation. Note: With Windows 7 professional SP1 when you start your installation it will show a warning as my system did not have Internet Explorer 10. You can skip and continue the installation. (I liked it)

Finally the wait finished and I thought of let’s go and check the installer logs(Add/Remove programs list)- Wola!!! its huge- 50+ programs got installed. Crazy….

Below is the quick view from my system

ListOfTools

ListOfTools

The surprise factor was I could see JDK and Android Emulators –Really?

Also once the installation finished when you open Visual Studio 2015 for first time it will ask you to sign-in not mandatory :)

Visual Studio 2015 RC Enterprise

Visual Studio 2015 RC Enterprise

Now, the time to explore the great tooling experiences So, I though of let’s go ahead open visual studio and say File New Project -> Woh! Huge list of Type of Project/Application I wish to build.

New Project Window

New Project Window

Looks now I can do anything and everything with this tool. True Hardcore agile