@DeathByVisualStudio: Are you the sort who walks up to a McDonalds at 3am on Christmas Day... sees that the lights are off and no one there, pulls on the door then starts screaming "Oh my god! McDonalds is failing! McDonalds is obviously getting out of the food business as they are not serving me exactly what, how and when I want! The fact that this store is closed proves it!"... never mind the fact it's 3am... and on a holiday they will likely be closed during.
Sorry I don't do fast food. You must be speaking from your own experience.
I seem to be getting hoarse repeating myself as you clearly aren't listening. I have seen no actions that are a definite sign that the desktop is dead... NONE.
You also forget the fact that this company (like most) tend not to announce every manner of detail about the future months or years in advance... or did I miss the Microsoft branded truck with the megaphone driving around yelling "Ding dong the desktop is dead!"? I've seen many strange and/or interesting sights in Redmond (the Warthog, SteveB, third party companies flying aircraft trailing banners over campus to try to convince us to buy this or that, life size statues of gaming characters (and much more))... but still not that.
That's quite the exaggeration of my point. I guess that's a natural defense mechanism for some people.
Not being on the WPF or SL team... I wouldn't be able to comment.
Head. Meet. Sand.
Is the Win32 API dead? It occurs to me that we've not heard much news out of that area. OMG! Win32 programming is dead!!! Quick! Tell the Office and Visual Studio teams to stop whatever they are doing as it is obviously pointless!
Again I never said that. Do you have some sort of mind reading capability or do you just like to put words in peoples' mouths that suit your point?
One who rejects rational thinking might come to that conclusion... yes. Again I remind you of developers. It would be a strange world of Microsoft were to remove the desktop from Windows and suddenly prevent developers from developing for and on their platform.
Well champ I don't see a whole lot of rational thinking coming out of your comments either. Just a lot of hyperbole.
Microsoft doesn't seem to mind leaving stuff out of new versions of Visual Studio such that we devs have to have three versions installed to support our development projects. I don't see it out of the relm of possiblities that Microsoft would simply say "You can keep using Windows X for development. We're not forcing you to upgrade".
Correct... but no news is also by definition 'no news'... and making crap up is even less news.
Spoken like someone who knows a lot about making crap up.