VS 2010 is out for some time now. Off course it brings some useful new features. Shure it needs more resources and does not run as quick as the 2008 version, that’s kind of what everyone would expect. However it carries quite a bad surprise for mobile developers….
Low and behold, support for smart device dev is gone!
MSDN is quite clear about it: “Visual Studio 2010 does not support mobile application development for versions of Windows Phone prior to Windows Phone OS 7.0.”
That’s quite a bummer. Hard to believe… why would I have to license a legacy IDE to develop software for state of the art mobile operating systems? Perhaps even license two IDEs?
With this in mind, it doesn’t surprise Android is gaining market shares…