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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Seems straight forward enough
by jessesmith on Mon 21st May 2012 21:47 UTC
jessesmith
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2010-03-11

People creating legacy desktop apps can either stick with VS 2010 Express, if they're on a budget, or upgrade to the latest professional version. The latest full version of Visual Studio will continue to support desktop applications. Turn the issue around, why would Microsoft support legacy software in the free version of their suite?

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MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

Turn the issue around, why would Microsoft support legacy software in the free version of their suite?

and that's exactly the point. MS says the desktop is not being abandoned, but it's clearly considered legacy

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