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[3]: What will their use be?
by lucas_maximus on Mon 21st May 2012 22:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What will their use be?"
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Because they are learning Environments, that is it.

One does not need WinForm, WPF and all the other gumpth to do some simple app programming.

If you want to develop non-metro application there is the older VS Express Editions (you can still download the old versions) or use a different framework of your choice.

Edited 2012-05-21 22:30 UTC

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