Visual Studio 2012 Express for Desktop applications

Posted on July 8, 2012

Two weeks ago I wrote this tweet that generated over 1500 link clicks alone, as well as several retweets with different untracked links.

In this blog post I mentioned that actions speak louder than words and asked Microsoft to show us their commitment to open source.

I’m happy to say that today Microsoft announced that they listened to user feedback and will now be offering a Visual Studio Express for Desktop applications.

Not having a Visual Studio Express for Desktop applications would have had a negative impact on open source. Thanks to everyone who retweeted and voted!