When I launch Visual Studio I get the following message:
This prerelease has ended. The prerelease has expired. Thank you for your participation. Upgrade to the latest version of this product to keep working without interruption.
Upgrade your prerelease Check for an updated license
If I click Check for an updated license, it fails. No matter what I do, I can't find a solution to this. Its logging in using the same account that has my Visual Studio Online account and Dev Essencials subscription. I have version 15.0.26020.0 according to the installer. As far as I can find, this is the newest version available. I've double checked my internet settings, there are no proxy server settings or anything like that, and there are no messages in the Event Log.
You guys have no idea how irritating this is. The only reason I even moved to 2017 was my 2015 install stopped working properly with a .net core project and now I'm dealing with this after 2 weeks of it working fine. I've tried reinstalling, I've tried deleting my SessionTokens file based on another thread. I've spent hours trying to just get into my project. If its supposed to be a free release, why is it such a headache to get a free license validated?!?
Added a solution by Visual Studio Team · Jan 18 at 05:12 PM
We discovered an issue this morning with Visual Studio 2017 RC licenses expiring early. We identified the root cause of this temporary issue and a fix has been deployed on the backend. Visual Studio 2017 RC should no longer block with a license expiration. If VS still reports an expired license click “Check for an updated license” on the dialog that appears to refresh VS’ license.
In addition, I have also gone ahead and cleaned up this thread. As mentioned before, we absolutely appreciate all of your help to get visibility quickly.
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