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 henderson101 on Tue 22nd May 2012 21:33 UTC in reply to "RE: What will their use be?"
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Express Editions are for hobby and education use only. They aren't supposed to be "hardcore coding suites".

No, incorrect. Microsoft lifted that restriction 4 years ago. Also, SQL Server Express has no restrictions about commercial use either now.

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