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: "19th Century Dentist"
by Nelson on Tue 22nd May 2012 04:04 UTC in reply to ""19th Century Dentist""
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That entire article is excellent. Puts things in perspective for snobby developers. We serve the consumer, and the trends are overwhelmingly pointing towards a walled garden with curated apps with first class touch support.

PCs have gone mobile which means we need better battery life and that itself necessitates a new execution model. Having all apps running all the time is extremely wasteful.

Microsoft is for once, ahead of the curve when it comes to a converging ecosystem with a strong developer story. This leap into a new era will pay dividends for them.

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