Wednesday, April 05, 2017

How to Upgrade to Latest Point Release of Visual Studio 2017

Visual Studio 2017 has been great, but when I upgraded to ReSharper 2017.1, RS complained about not being able to run MSTest routines since I wasn't on the latest VS2017 release ("Hey, I just installed two weeks ago"). I checked this page and learned about weekly updates to VS.  But how do I install those weekly updates?

1. Easy Way:
In Visual Studio select "Tools/Extensions and Updates..."

And then select "Update", then select the next button, and it will start a download.

Then this will pop-up:

Kill your VS instance, and it will start installing the new update.  It takes a while.

Ok, it takes forever, but at least it works.

2. The Hard Way:
You can re-run your original VS2017 installer (e.g., mu_visual_studio_enterprise_2017_x86_x64_10049783.exe) and it will check for new updates and ask to install those for you.  The latest release is "March 31, 2017 - version 15.0 (26228.12)"


This is a good sign that Microsoft is updating VS frequently.