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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Proof?
by pepo on Mon 21st May 2012 20:47 UTC
pepo
Member since:
2009-06-19

The text you linked to says "(* To create desktop applications for Windows 8, you need to use Visual Studio 11 Professional, or higher, Microsoft says.)" Did I interprete anything wrong?

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RE: Proof?
by drcouzelis on Mon 21st May 2012 21:15 in reply to "Proof?"
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

I downloaded the Visual Studio 11 Beta Product Guide from microsoft.com and read it a bit. It has a chart near the beginning that very clearly states:

Development Platform Support

Windows Metro-style Application Development: (All versions checked)

Desktop Windows Application Development: (Only paid versions checked)

...I'm sure the document has more detailed information, but I only gave it a quick glance.

Edited 2012-05-21 21:22 UTC

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RE: Proof?
by MollyC on Wed 23rd May 2012 16:54 in reply to "Proof?"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

The text you linked to says "(* To create desktop applications for Windows 8, you need to use Visual Studio 11 Professional, or higher, Microsoft says.)" Did I interprete anything wrong?


I think that means, "If you are using VS 11, you need Professional version or higher to create desktop W8 apps."

But one can still use VS2010 Express to create such apps, and VS2010 Express will continue to be supported and made available for downloading.
See: http://www.osnews.com/permalink?518904

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RE[2]: Proof?
by pbassjunk on Wed 23rd May 2012 22:29 in reply to "RE: Proof?"
pbassjunk Member since:
2009-09-20

VS2010 doesn't run on Windows 8.

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