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[2]: What will their use be?
by howitzer86 on Tue 22nd May 2012 18:15 UTC in reply to "RE: What will their use be?"
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Is that officially or just in your opinion? I work for a general contractor and had to read the EULA line by line to make sure I wasn't violating it by installing it there. My goal was to make plugins for Autodesk Revit 2013. After reading it, I concluded that there was no barrier to my usage of it in a company, for a company.

At the moment, I'm worried about future access to Express if I need to reinstall it... or if I'll actually have to use Windows 8 at work just to use VS 11, which will also have to be bought this time, JUST to make plugins for a future version of Revit. Programming by-the-way is not my primary function, if I end up having to request new software purchases, they may just decide not to bother and I'll just have to not make my plugins at work.

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