Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jun 2012 17:15 UTC
Microsoft "A few weeks ago, we shared our plans for the Express editions of Visual Studio 2012. As we've worked to deliver the best experience with Visual Studio for our platforms with Windows 8, Windows Phone, and for Web and Windows Azure, we heard from our community that developers want to have for Windows desktop development the same great experience and access to the latest Visual Studio 2012 features at the Express level. Today, I'm happy to announce that we will add Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop to the Visual Studio 2012 family. This will bring to the Visual Studio Express family significant new capabilities that we've made available in Visual Studio 2012 for building great desktop applications."
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MollyC
Member since:
2006-07-04

"Microsoft Relents On Metro-Only Visual Studio Express"
http://developers.slashdot.org/story/12/06/08/1948211/microsoft-rel...

That's a lot better than "caves". There's something strange going on when slashdot is more reasonable regarding a Microsoft story than OSNews is. :p

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Uh, you're reading way too much into this. "Cave" is the term you use when you... Succumb, cave to pressure. Microsoft ITSELF mentions the pressure from consumers... So caves is perfectly legit.

Don't overanalyze.

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bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

wow, microsoft pretending to listen to its customers. Someone must have treatened them somehow or perhaps they realized they might be driving a generation of progammers into a more android friendly toolchain.

Edited 2012-06-09 12:57 UTC

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