So as to not hijack the %of OS thread I started a new thread to continue the conversation that rab36 brought up (http://channel9.msdn.com/Forums/Coffeehouse/-of-OS-being-used-by-business/7725765952bf46a8910c9fa000d3ee29).
We saw similar behavior with VS2010 dropping mobile capabilities. VS.Next dropping pre-vista seems like a disconnect.
Isn't it fair that the development tool business spreads across the OS life cycles rather than stepping with it. What is going on?
For our customer base we support Windows 2000 and up through Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. This year is the 1st year where we might decide to drop support for Windows 2000. The Microsoft ecosystem has always been about backwards compatibility so the customer base can transition in a non-jarring way.
This is bigger than the discussion surrounding Windows 8. This is about the ecosystem being jarred which then leads to the end consumer and businesses being jarred.