« on: May 25, 2012, 11:10 PM »
Via Hacker News
http://www.engadget....dows-8-desktop-apps/Microsoft has instituted a big change with its free Visual Studio 11 Express suite that's leaving some current- and soon-to-be Windows 8 developers up in arms: it's pulling support for creating anything but Metro-native apps.-Jibz (May 25, 2012, 03:31 AM)
This is actually totally incorrect, but never let the truth get in the way of a good story. The reality is
1) Express 11 will allow you to create apps for Metro, Web or Windows Phone, not just Metro.
2) What has been dropped is support for WinForms (who uses that anyway?), Silverlight and WPF (dead technologies).
3) Native C++ development is also now only in Professional, but the target market for Express doesn't have much overlap with C++ developers.