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: gifted horse's mouth
by MollyC on Tue 22nd May 2012 05:44 UTC in reply to "gifted horse's mouth"
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I think you miss Thom's point. He's pissed that VS Express 11 only supports Metro apps because it means that MS is emphasizing Metro over Desktop apps. Thom doesn't like that direction.

I think he overplays it because the non-free VS editions support desktop apps, and the free VS Express 2010 supports desktop apps and will continue to be supported and made available for downloading, along with the Metro-only 11 edition. It's not like support for building desktop apps is being terminated.

Edited 2012-05-22 05:46 UTC

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