This article addresses an error associated with “ChannelOperationTimeout” when using Visual Studio to deploy SharePoint WSPs. The issue is generally associated with either very slow virtual machines, or very large SharePoint WSP package deployments.
By default, the file name of the output wsp package of a Visual Studio SharePoint project matches the project name. Here’s how to rename it.
Error occurred in deployment step ‘Retract Solution’: The language-neutral solution package was not found.
I often encounter this error when deploying SharePoint 2010 or 2013 solutions with Visual Studio and it doesn’t go away easily unless I use one of the solutions (especially Solution #4) discussed in this article.