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Dan Sutton5-Feb-18 5:44
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kburgoyne15-Feb-18 6:19
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I tend to view pretty much everything in life as double-sided. Very few things are bad with no good, or good with no bad. I just checked. Seems updates to extensions have "always ignore" as an option. The VS update itself doesn't.

Not sure if "always ignore" means never ever again tell me about an update for that extension. What I've found works best for other software products is a combination of "ignore THIS update" (but tell me when another one comes out), and "ignore THIS update for xxx days". The later option is pretty rare. The VS update notifications flag probably makes the later unnecessary.

Those developers who are looking for something to be fixed want an update as soon as possible. Those who are not encountering any problems (because they're probably working in a different coding area) "most likely" just want to know when the next actual feature set is released -- and whether any of the new features apply to what they do. That's pretty much my M.O. unless I'm looking for an excuse to do something other than code, so I run updates.

I think the VS update process "suffers" from VS being so big and all-encompassing. Most developers are unlikely to use maybe even 10% of the total VS product -- and I'm referring to Community edition. With the grander editions, it's probably even less.

Might be nice if Microsoft were able to better figure out whether a given update even matters to a developer, as in, whether the developer even really uses the portion of VS that's impacted. (Hey Cortana, wanna take a shot at that? Smile | :) )

Trying to only update the pieces a given developer uses is probably too high-risk. I see that as a test nightmare for Microsoft and ultimately bug-prone. Is VS still stable if only Widget-3 and Widget-7 get updated after previously only having updated Widget-5 and Widget-10 but not Widget-1 and Widget-6? However, simply deciding whether a given developer even uses the code being updated but then requiring a full product update if desired doesn't create those problems.

The "friendliest" would be to sort "here's updates we don't think you need" to the bottom of the list in their own group and not add them to the flag count.
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