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Will you upgrade to Visual Studio 2017?

Survey period: 13 Mar 2017 to 20 Mar 2017

Success to the Brave

OptionVotes% 
I've been running VS 2017 since pre-release1197.48
I'm already using VS 201734421.62
I will be moving to VS2017 ASAP16210.18
I'll upgrade soonish25415.96
I'll upgrade eventually47029.54
I can't see that I'll be upgrading1318.23
I don't use Visual Studio1116.98



 
GeneralMaybe by 2025? Pin
PSU Steve20-Mar-17 9:44
professionalPSU Steve20-Mar-17 9:44 
General29.1% of everyone is already using 2017 and 55.5% will be soon! Pin
Ryan S White19-Mar-17 12:35
professionalRyan S White19-Mar-17 12:35 
Generala (subtle ?) distinction: installed, or not ? Pin
BillWoodruff17-Mar-17 20:40
mveBillWoodruff17-Mar-17 20:40 
GeneralMissing Option Pin
dan!sh 16-Mar-17 19:40
professional dan!sh 16-Mar-17 19:40 
GeneralWill have to wait for the service packs... Pin
Franc Morales15-Mar-17 11:35
MemberFranc Morales15-Mar-17 11:35 
GeneralCrystal Reports Pin
Searril15-Mar-17 4:09
MemberSearril15-Mar-17 4:09 
GeneralRe: Crystal Reports Pin
Mycroft Holmes19-Mar-17 15:31
professionalMycroft Holmes19-Mar-17 15:31 
GeneralJust learned it needs win 8.1 Pin
den2k8814-Mar-17 6:45
professionalden2k8814-Mar-17 6:45 
GeneralRe: Just learned it needs win 8.1 Pin
Ravi Bhavnani14-Mar-17 7:36
professionalRavi Bhavnani14-Mar-17 7:36 
GeneralRe: Just learned it needs win 8.1 Pin
Nish Nishant16-Mar-17 3:06
sitebuilderNish Nishant16-Mar-17 3:06 
GeneralRe: Just learned it needs win 8.1 Pin
Ravi Bhavnani16-Mar-17 8:22
professionalRavi Bhavnani16-Mar-17 8:22 
GeneralRe: Just learned it needs win 8.1 Pin
Nish Nishant16-Mar-17 8:57
sitebuilderNish Nishant16-Mar-17 8:57 
GeneralRe: Just learned it needs win 8.1 Pin
Ravi Bhavnani16-Mar-17 9:04
professionalRavi Bhavnani16-Mar-17 9:04 
GeneralRe: Just learned it needs win 8.1 - works on win7 for me Pin
maze315-Mar-17 0:55
professionalmaze315-Mar-17 0:55 
GeneralRe: Just learned it needs win 8.1 - works on win7 for me Pin
den2k8815-Mar-17 1:05
professionalden2k8815-Mar-17 1:05 
GeneralRe: Just learned it needs win 8.1 - works on win7 for me Pin
Philippe Mori18-Mar-17 17:02
MemberPhilippe Mori18-Mar-17 17:02 
GeneralSomeone should tell Microsoft ..... PinPopular
Slow Eddie14-Mar-17 4:03
professionalSlow Eddie14-Mar-17 4:03 
GeneralRe: Someone should tell Microsoft ..... Pin
joop.muis14-Mar-17 6:35
Memberjoop.muis14-Mar-17 6:35 
GeneralRe: Someone should tell Microsoft ..... Pin
Slow Eddie14-Mar-17 9:53
professionalSlow Eddie14-Mar-17 9:53 
GeneralHome Tonight... Work soon (hopefully) Pin
KC@CahabaGBA14-Mar-17 3:58
MemberKC@CahabaGBA14-Mar-17 3:58 
GeneralAfter the 1st stable service pack AND after current project completes Pin
BryanFazekas14-Mar-17 2:52
MemberBryanFazekas14-Mar-17 2:52 
My shop is a mixture of vendor (large programs) and in-house programs (mostly small programs, some large), and we've recently dealt with ancient vendor code most recently compiled in an out-of-support IDE. It wouldn't compile in a new-ish IDE, requiring significant effort on the part of the vendor to update it. This is critical software so having it not updateable is not acceptable. [No, I don't believe the standards under which this software was originally written would be acceptable to most.]

Our unofficial policy is wait until the new IDE has a stable service pack and receives good reviews. New programs are then written in the new IDE and the oldest programs are recompiled in it. It's not painless but it solves more problems than it produces. Backwards compatibility is limited (try compiling VS 2005 programs in VS 2013 or VS 2015) and we find it better to do upgrades on our schedule instead of when forced by other conditions.

Realistically we'll be supporting the current IDE (once it is stable in our opinion) plus 2 or 3 revs back, with the third rev being phased out.
GeneralBetter than sex Pin
Brady Kelly14-Mar-17 2:00
MemberBrady Kelly14-Mar-17 2:00 
GeneralI might, if it ran on Windows 8... Pin
DerekT-P14-Mar-17 1:20
professionalDerekT-P14-Mar-17 1:20 
GeneralRe: I might, if it ran on Windows 8... Pin
Fabio Franco14-Mar-17 1:55
professionalFabio Franco14-Mar-17 1:55 
GeneralRe: I might, if it ran on Windows 8... Pin
DerekT-P14-Mar-17 8:56
professionalDerekT-P14-Mar-17 8:56 

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