Installing Visual Studio 2013/2015/2017 and MS SQL SERVER 2014

In this chapter, you will learn:
1. Downloading Visual Studio and SQL Server
2. System Requirement for Installing Visual Studio
3. How to Install Visual Studio 2013/2015/2017 and SQL Server in Windows 7/8/10
Note: SKIP this chapter if:
If you have already installed Visual Studio 2013/2015/2017 and SQL SERVER 2005/2008/2012/2014 then, your machine is ready and skip this chapter.

About Visual Studio

Visual Studio is most popular application development framework among .net developer. It has a complete set of development kit that allows you to develop Web-based apps, Windows Apps, Mobile Apps, Services and other components in various languages like C#, Visual C++, Visual Basic, F# etc. In order to develop ASP.NET MVC5 Project, you need to download and install Visual Studio on your machine. I always recommend using the latest version of Visual Studio to develop a project. Visual Studio Community Edition is absolutely free and it doesn’t ask any credit card info. Just download it from Microsoft Site and install it on your Windows based OS.

Minimum System Requirement

OS: Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) or higher (Windows 10 Recommended) Processor: 1.8GHz or higher (Dual Core Recommended) RAM: 2GB (4GB Recommended) Hard Disk: Minimum 20GB

Download and Install Visual Studio 2017

Downloading Website:
Downloading Link: There are two types of installers are available: Web Installer and Offline Installer. Web Installer Requires Active Internet Connection and Offline Installer is for download once and install when you need it. You can find all the downloading option at here.
Downloading Page:  
Installation Process is quite easy.
Step 1: Double click on downloaded Installer vs_Community.exe

Step2: Click Continue button to accept Microsoft License Term and Privacy Policy.
Microsoft License
Step3: Select Workload. Here, I have selected following workloads.
workload1 workload2 workload3 workload4 workload5
Step4: After selecting workload click Install button to Install it.
Install VS 2017
Step5: In the next screen, you will see the installation progress bar. Once Installation is complete, click Launch button to open Visual Studio 2017. Installing VS 2017 Installing VS 2017

Download and Install Microsoft SQL SERVER 2014

Microsoft SQL SERVER 2014 is used for database management. As a .net developer, you need to keep your system ready with all the .net components.

System Requirements:
OS: Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) or higher (Windows 10 Recommended)
Processor: 1.8GHz or higher (Dual Core Recommended)
RAM: 2GB (4GB Recommended)
Hard Disk: Minimum 20GB

Here, is the detailed guide for installing MS SQL Server 2014. You can take reference of it.


If your machine has already installed all these components, then skip this chapter. This chapter helps you to install Visual Studio and MS SQL SERVER on your machine. These two frameworks are necessary for developing ASP.NET MVC5 Apps. In the next chapter, you will understand Visual Studio IDE. It is necessary to know about development framework. It will help you to debug your program easily and makes error handling process very easy.


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