Vista and Visual Studio

Which Microsoft development environments will be supported in Windows Vista?

Not the ones you might think.

  • SUPPORTED: VB 6 — ah, my old friend
  • NOT SUPPORTED: Visual Studio .Net 2002
  • NOT SUPPORTED: Visual Studio .Net 2003
  • SUPPORTED, BUT WITH “COMPATIBILITY ISSUES”: Visual Studio .Net 2005

Good grief.

So, forcing the upgrade path for those older .Net versions? Or is it that they just can’t be bothered making it all work?

Meanwhile, Australian pricing for Vista is out. $751 for Vista Ultimate?! Yowch. Mind you, who really pays for a full version of Windows? Most people would be getting upgrades from previous versions, or OEM copies. Like Office, the full pricing is always exhorbitant.

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