Saturday, October 25, 2014

Installing Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012

While trying to set up My Development machine, i have finished installing Visual Studio 2012. For development in SharePoint 2013 we need to have Microsoft Office Developer Tools installed. Microsoft has web installer version for this which can be downloaded from

http://aka.ms/OfficeDevToolsForVS2012

The download file name is OfficeToolsForVS2012RTW

Unfortunately, due to closed environments, Firewall rules, this installer cannot run. It might give the following error

'Unable to Download the product list from, check your network connection and try again. If the problem persists, report the issue on the Web Platform Installer 5.0 forum at:


At this time while doing some searching in google, i came to know that we can download the following tools one by one and install it offline. Even Web Installer does the same steps but due to connectivity settings it could fail sometimes.

Microsoft Identity Extensions
http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/1/D/01D06854-CA0C-46F1-ADBA-EBF86010DCC6/RTM/MicrosoftIdentityExtensions-64.msi

Workflow Manager Client 1.0
http://download.microsoft.com/download/D/B/D/DBD439A9-370D-40EA-B3B7-45CD935B98FB/WF/en/WorkflowManagerClient_x64.msi

Microsoft Exchange Web Services 2.0
http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/2/5/825231AC-D373-45D4-A644-7AF12340C815/EwsManagedApi32.msi

Microsoft Windows Identity Foundation SDK 4.0
http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/0/1/70118832-3749-4C75-B860-456FC0712870/WindowsIdentityFoundation-SDK-4.0.msi

Microsoft SharePoint Client Components
http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/1/9/E1987F6C-4D0A-4918-AEFE-12105B59FF6A/sharepointclientcomponents_x64.msi

Microsoft Workflow Manager Tools
http://download.microsoft.com/download/D/B/D/DBD439A9-370D-40EA-B3B7-45CD935B98FB/WFTools/en/WorkflowManagerTools_x64.msi

Cumulative Update 1.0 for Microsoft Workflow Manager Tools
http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/B/B/3BBBBE7D-5D9B-4ADD-9A53-BDDF002F4ABB/WorkflowManager-KB2799754-x64-EN.exe

Open XML SDK 2.5
http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/5/3/553C731E-9333-40FB-ADE3-E02DC9643B31/OpenXMLSDKV25.msi

Microsfot Visual Studio Tools for Office Runtime
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/6/0/A60BE6E6-41E8-4A23-BF86-CD3CC2FE968A/ENU/vstor40_x64.exe

Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 - RTM
http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/F/6/2F6A4FFA-D409-40C8-AF68-F6F0CBE0A00D/ENU/officetools_bundle.exe

Once all these tools are downloaded and installed you can see the office extensions for SharePoint 2013 in Visual Studio 2012 Environment.

The following link helped me:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/timquin/archive/2013/01/22/setting-up-visual-studio-2012-for-sharepoint-2013-development-offline.aspx

Thank you so much Tim!!!

Happy SharePointing !




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