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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Desktop apps
by pbassjunk on Tue 22nd May 2012 16:21 UTC
pbassjunk
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2009-09-20

For everyone saying Express 2010 can still create desktop apps, sure, but it doesn't run on Windows 8.

Express 2011 will only create Metro apps.

Metro apps are only available/installable through the MS app store.

Distributing Metro apps through the store require a paid developer account.

This is all extremely lame. I'm getting increasingly frustrated with the direction personal computing is headed.

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