Visual Studio and VSAE updates


 

For those using Visual Studio and Authoring Extensions to author management packs

 

 

Background

VSAE is Visual Studio Authoring Extensions, used to create management packs (with or without fragments)

See Holman's Fragment library on TechNet Gallery for multiple hints at more than what SCOM delivers out of box (OoB)

 

 

 

 

If you or your customers are having issues after upgrading to VS2017 15.8.x.y. and above...there's a new v1.3.0.1 VSAE download

NOTE - New VSAE updates are applicable to Visual Studio 2017/2015/2013/2012

View full features at the download link:

 

 

If you upgraded Visual Studio, and need to check the VSAE version

From Visual Studio, choose Help > About Microsoft Visual Studio

 

In my experience, I had to remove System Center Visual Studio Authoring Extensions' to upgrade (I was running the private patch).

 

 

After upgrade, the version information:

Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features

 

 

Visual Studio 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Visual Studio errors seen when VSAE is not updated

 

Unresponsive VSAE (shows as Visual Studio component 'System Center Authoring Extensions')

 

Exception Encountered

 

 

Missing .NET Frameworks on the system where Visual Studio runs

 

Missing Visual Studio components

 

 

 

 

References

Install VS2017 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/install/install-visual-studio?view=vs-2017

Workloads https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/install/install-visual-studio?view=vs-2017#step-4---select-workloads

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