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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VS Expres 2010 will continue to be available
by MollyC on Tue 22nd May 2012 02:28 UTC
MollyC
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2006-07-04

for those that want to use VS Express to make desktop apps.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/05/18/a-look-ahea...

"If you would like to use a language specific Express edition (C# Express, Visual Basic Express, or C++ Express) without specialized tooling for the latest platforms, you can use the Visual Studio 2010 Express editions, which will continue to be available as free downloads."

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