Last post Jun 11, 2012 12:35 AM by shankarp
Jun 05, 2012 02:31 PM|Spunny|LINK
We are planning to upgrade to Visual studio 2010 from Visual Studio 2005. We use C#.
We are planning to move to SQL Server 2012 and web servers to Windows 2008. But initally we are thinking to start with upgrade to 2010. Soon all work stations also going to be upgraded to windows 7.
Developer work station has visual studio 2005 set up. This machine is used to open 2005 project and make enhancements etc. One of my team members is insisting on installing 2010 side by side with 2005. I am not comfortable with it. In some forums they say
to back up before installing side by side. If something messes up, can restore back. some say they if side by side installation happens and then if you want to uninstall, some ddls mess up. We can't back up my work station because it has safe boot and my desk
top support person says that back up of work station can't be done with safe boot. The safe boot magnifies the size.
So, my doubts are:
If any one has good links to go thru this process, please let me know.
Jun 05, 2012 02:38 PM|sreejukg|LINK
You can install Visual Studio 2010 as it will co-exists with Visual Studio 2005.
No, you can install VS 2010 as a separate installation so there in no upgrade required. VS 2005 will continue as it is.
VS 2010 support application development on ASP.Net 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and 4
Jun 07, 2012 06:11 AM|madan535|LINK
Jun 11, 2012 12:35 AM|shankarp|LINK
1) Yes, you can install VS 2005 and VS 2010 on same machine. If you uninstall VS2010 it won't mess up with VS2005
2) You can stratight away updgrade to VS2010 no need to first upgrade to VS2008 then VS 2010.
3) VS 2010 works on Frameworks 2.0,3.0,3.5 and 4.0 as well. For ref, see this
NOTE: SQL Database once migrate to higher version cannot downgrade.
Eg. If the database running on SQL 2005 and once it had been migrated to SQL 2008 and then we cannot downgrade to SQL 2005
See this link for difficulites in downgrade of SQL version database