That is the version of Visual studio you said you had out there before they broke the Fortran interface.
There are quite a few Fortran source code users (like myself) out there who would like to continue their source code
development in a friendly environment.
Of course, if I had known I would be getting a broken VS, I would not have upgraded it.
I noticed that some companies are making VS 2013 available, but hopefully we wont have to go that far back
to get a usable product.
does anyone concur with this ?
Intel has no control over this. I have already explained, more than once, how to get a working VS2017 with Intel Fortran. VS2015 also works (including the VS2015 Shell that Intel Parallel Studio XE can install.)