» Visual Studio Express 2012 will still support desktop apps

Back in May, it looked like Microsoft was intent on pressuring developers into focusing on the Metro UI by reserving the ability to develop desktop apps to the paid versions of Visual Studio. In response to community feedback, Microsoft has backed off from this decision and will be offering “Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop” as part of the larger Visual Studio Express lineup after all.

Not so good for that Metro migration. I guess it’ll happen eventually, but I think the enterprise is going to come along for this ride kicking and screaming. Like a giant baby.  A whitepaper-pooping baby.