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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Before people lose their shit
by lucas_maximus on Mon 21st May 2012 21:39 UTC
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VS Express has never always been about, and has always been "express".

VS2005/2008/2010 ... Web, Desktop (managaged), C++.

Express is always to get hobbyist and students to get them using Microsoft's latest tools.

I am honestly not surprised at all.

Now will SQL Management Express Management Studio be Metro? .. that will be interesting!

@Thom, Micorsoft in the development space have been pushing heavily for developers to keep upto date with their latest tech.

Let me list the first few from the top of my head ..

LINQ, EF Code First, NuGet, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, Signal R, Github (yes they are pushing Git/Gibhub over TFS).

Lets not forget they have also mentioned projects like Nancy and Service Stack.NET which run on Mono and ASP.NET

Read some .NET tech blogs for christ sakes.

Edited 2012-05-21 21:52 UTC

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