From: BobF on 4 Mar 2010 16:30
Ajay Kalra wrote:
> On Mar 4, 4:08 pm, "David Ching" <d...(a)remove-this.dcsoft.com> wrote:
>> "Bo Persson" <b...(a)gmb.dk> wrote in message
>>> Ok, right now a VS2008 Standard Upgrade is $199. If the V2010 Standard
>>> Upgrade is $299, I wouldn't exactly call that "surprisingly cheap".
>> No, I wouldn't. I'm happy there is a migration path for Standard users
>> though who tend to be freeware and shareware MFC programmers. I would still
>> recommend checking out the ISV program which is about as cheap and provides
>> MSDN Professional instead.
>> -- David
> Isnt getting the Express edition free is still the best route? I dont
> think regular users will care one way or other for change in price
> that much.
No MFC/resource editor with express.
From: David Ching on 4 Mar 2010 16:36
"BobF" <nothanks(a)no.spam> wrote in message
> No MFC/resource editor with express.
Neither IDE plug-in support.
From: Ajay Kalra on 4 Mar 2010 16:54
On Mar 4, 4:36 pm, "David Ching" <d...(a)remove-this.dcsoft.com> wrote:
> "BobF" <notha...(a)no.spam> wrote in message
> > No MFC/resource editor with express.
> Neither IDE plug-in support.
> -- David
My point was people who care about low price point would first look at
the express edition. Most of the other core users would upgrade
regardless of few hundred $$ differential.
For some reason I recall VC6 was lower than the price that you
mentioned for VS2010.
From: Joseph M. Newcomer on 4 Mar 2010 17:10
I would. The price of a Windows SDK in 1990 was $250. Allowing for the adjusted dollar
in 2010, essentially the price of developing for Windows has remained flat. Or maybe even
My own opinion (I have no idea if Microsoft shares this or would even consider it) is that
MFC ought to be bundled in the Express download. Then the entry cost is even better!
In particular, one reason OS/2 failed was the entry cost for their SDK was $3,000 dollars
in 1990 dollars. I have no idea what that would be in 2010 dollars.
On Thu, 4 Mar 2010 20:07:39 +0100, "Bo Persson" <bop(a)gmb.dk> wrote:
>David Ching wrote:
>> A while ago, we were bemoaning the loss of VS 2010 Standard, and
>> the price of VS 2008 Professional (presumably with a free upgrade
>> to 2010) was something like $1500 USD.
>> Now there are new VS 2010 prices.
>> Basically if you have VS 2005/2008 Standard, you can get VS2010
>> Standard for $299. And even if you are totally new to VS, you can
>> get VS2010 Professional for $799 and upgrade for $549. And
>> Professional now comes with MSDN Essentials. So the prices are
>> much cheaper than we had been led to believe.
>Ok, right now a VS2008 Standard Upgrade is $199. If the V2010 Standard
>Upgrade is $299, I wouldn't exactly call that "surprisingly cheap".
>Would you? :-)
Joseph M. Newcomer [MVP]
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From: David Ching on 4 Mar 2010 17:18
"Ajay Kalra" <ajaykalra(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
> My point was people who care about low price point would first look at
> the express edition.
Sure, but Express version doesn't do MFC.