@Mike: We have not announced a release date for Update 5 at this point.
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Robert Green is a Technical Evangelist in the Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) group at Microsoft. This is his second stint at Microsoft. From 2005 to 2010 he was a Sr Consultant with MCW Technologies, focused on developer training. He authored or co-authored a number of Visual Studio and .NET courses for AppDev (www.appdev.com). Prior to that, in his first stint at Microsoft, he was in Developer Tools marketing and then Community Lead on the Visual Basic team.
@Exim: I want to write a game and I am a C# developer. I don't know C++. What are my options?
1. Learn C++
2. Hire a C++ dev to write my game
3. Not write the game
4. License Xamarin and get the game written
You have to look at the cost of Xamarin in the context of all of your options and then decide if it makes sense.
@hobe: This is not an episode about WPF development. It is an episode about cloud enabling an existing WPF app. In the 30 minutes, there is talking, time spent moving the data to Azure SQL, time spent creating an Azure Web site and time spent publishing the WCF service to Azure. There is no time spent coding WPF.
If you think this video is too long, that is a fair comment. I do tend to ramble (I learned that from my dad!). But I am not sure how that demonstrates the superiority of Web technologies to WPF. I promise you, that if I used the MVC version of the app instead of the WPF, the video would still have been 30 minutes long.
@ClintonGallagher: I have been told I look like Dustin Hoffman before, but never Jack Klugman. He is very handsome, so thanks!
As for LightSwtich, install the Office Developer Tools for VS 2013 - November Update and you will get those templates.
@ErikEJ: You can install the Office Developer Tools for VS 2013 - November Update and you get LightSwitch and Cloud Business Apps project templates.
Q: How does Visual Studio Community 2013 compare to other Visual Studio editions?
A: Visual Studio Community 2013 includes all the great functionality of Visual Studio Professional 2013, designed and optimized for individual developers, students, open source contributors, and small teams.