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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RE[3]: Just the beginning...
by tomcat on Mon 11th Jun 2012 06:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Just the beginning..."
tomcat
Member since:
2006-01-06

"They try to assert themselves, then are beaten into submission. If it's a sign of an abusive relationship, it looks like the abuse may be going in the other direction.


Except this is clearly not a case of them trying to assert themselves. It bears all the hallmarks of someone taking something crucial away to test the other party in the relationship. They're exercising their power and will try again.
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The desktop is a shrinking market. That's why MS is pulling back on support for it. Seriously, if you were faced with a shrinking market, you would do the same.

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RE[4]: Just the beginning...
by kwan_e on Mon 11th Jun 2012 15:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Just the beginning..."
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

The desktop is a shrinking market.


The desktop market seems to be shrinking because the market itself has expanded and diversified.

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RE[5]: Just the beginning...
by tomcat on Mon 11th Jun 2012 17:43 in reply to "RE[4]: Just the beginning..."
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

"The desktop is a shrinking market.


The desktop market seems to be shrinking because the market itself has expanded and diversified.
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I'm not sure how that distinction matters. The desktop is therefore shrinking... hence...

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