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Cooperating with earlier versions of VS and Azure RRS feed

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  • Hi all

    I am a new developer for my company who have until now hired developers from China to work on the system my company uses today. I am trying to "jump in" on the development, and I figured - whats a better place to start than to download some softwares? To jump to my issue: My Chinese friends are using VS Enterprise 2013 with .NET 4.5 and Azure tools 2.1. During my learning process, I was told to just start with the free version of VS, so I downloaded VS Community 2015. I actually looked a long time for the 2013 one, but were not able to find any - only the Express version, which I have had trouble with before because it was lacking stuff. I also downloaded the newest Azure tools (2.7). However, when I try to open one of our projects, I get an error message saying that the solution uses Azure 2.1, which is not compatible with VS 2015, and that I must "upgrade" the solution. I am assuming that if I do this, the project will no longer be usable for my coworkers. 

    I must admit its a little strange that its so hard to find the 2013 version of the Community (or Enterprise for that matters, I looked up both) unless Microsoft really, really, *REALLY* wants everyone to upgrade. What would be the best approach in this situation? Maybe I have overlooked a place to get the versions I need?? Or any other clever tips? Overall, I am very new in working in teams. Until now, I have just worked with what software I have, and whatever the IDE allows me to write :p

    Thursday, November 5, 2015 2:53 PM

Answers

  • Hi supermarius,

    Thank you for posting in MSDN forum.

    I really understand the inconvenience it brings to you. I will try to help you solve this problem.

    At your side, since you and your Chinese workmates are in a team , I think it’s better to keep the same development with them, because you need to share the project solution and work for it.

    >> I get an error message saying that the solution uses Azure 2.1, which is not compatible with VS 2015, and that I must "upgrade" the solution. I am assuming that if I do this, the project will no longer be usable for my coworkers. 

    For this situation,  if you do the ”upgrade”, there must be some incompatibility with VS 2013 and VS 2015 edition, I think it may bring some inconvenience for you and your work partner.

    Here are VS 2013 download link below, you may download the Community 2013 edition

    https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/downloads/download-visual-studio-vs.aspx  

    PS: To make sure whether your package is corrupted or not,

    please use FCIV.exe http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841290  to verify hash of the ISO.

    Any discrepancy would indicate that the file was corrupted. Here is a blog for how to use it, you can refer to it.


    Besides, in order to narrow down the problems of VS setup, there are some tips about installing VS:

    1. Disable anti-virus or anti-spyware software.
    2. Check windows update.
    3. Clear %TEMP% folder.
    4. Run the installer as administrator.

    you should make sure you’ve followed these tips:  http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/vssetup/thread/60f71a54-506e-4c70-be98-e993ce6d1ddf


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    • Proposed as answer by 宝宝徐 Tuesday, November 10, 2015 3:23 AM
    • Marked as answer by 宝宝徐 Wednesday, November 18, 2015 8:27 AM
    Friday, November 6, 2015 8:09 AM