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VS 2012RC Professional versus Express for building Metro-style Windows RT app

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  • On this link http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516, Microsoft recommends Visual Studio 2012 Express RC for Windows 8. However, commercial SKU versions of Visual Studio 2012 RC (Ultimate, Professional etc.) are also available for download. As there is no feature comparison table for all VS2012 products, I am a little hesitate on which version to choose. Is using features rich Ultimate version is better choice?
    Friday, June 1, 2012 5:15 PM

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  • Either will work for building Metro style apps. Ultimate can build other app types as well and has more features for managing the development lifetime (test, source control, etc.).

    There is a feature comparison table in the product guide you can download from the Visual Studio 2012 products page at http://www.Microsoft.com/visualstudio/11/en-us/products 

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by Leonard Friday, June 1, 2012 11:21 PM
    Friday, June 1, 2012 6:18 PM
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  • Either will work for building Metro style apps. Ultimate can build other app types as well and has more features for managing the development lifetime (test, source control, etc.).

    There is a feature comparison table in the product guide you can download from the Visual Studio 2012 products page at http://www.Microsoft.com/visualstudio/11/en-us/products 

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by Leonard Friday, June 1, 2012 11:21 PM
    Friday, June 1, 2012 6:18 PM
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  • Thanks Rob.
    Friday, June 1, 2012 11:21 PM