Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st May 2012 20:03 UTC
Windows For Microsoft, the traditional desktop is old news. It's on its way out, it's legacy, and the harder they claim the desktop has equal rights, the sillier it becomes. With companies, words are meaningless, it's actions that matter, and here Microsoft's actions tell the real story. The company has announced the product line-up for Visual Studio 11, and the free Express can no longer be used to create desktop applications. Message is clear.
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RE: Proof?
by drcouzelis on Mon 21st May 2012 21:15 UTC in reply to "Proof?"
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I downloaded the Visual Studio 11 Beta Product Guide from and read it a bit. It has a chart near the beginning that very clearly states:

Development Platform Support

Windows Metro-style Application Development: (All versions checked)

Desktop Windows Application Development: (Only paid versions checked)

...I'm sure the document has more detailed information, but I only gave it a quick glance.

Edited 2012-05-21 21:22 UTC

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