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I Gave up My MSDN Subscription for a 2012 Macbook Pro

Microsoft has done nothing but deliver disappointment after disappointment over the past couple of years

This will be the first year since 2002 that I don't maintain a personal MSDN license. For years I found value in having access to all the Microsoft tools and servers, but Microsoft has changed my opinion over the past two years.

I mentioned I may not renew my MSDN license in this blog back in September and I have decided to follow through with that decision. I will be spending the money on a new 2012 Macbook Pro when they are released and diving headfirst into XCode 4. If a company wants me to develop in Visual Studio, they can provide the license from now on.

In my blog Microsoft moved my cheese again and I don't really care to find it, I followed up with my current view of Microsoft.

Some of their latest stupidity has at least reassured me my decision was the right one.

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Microsoft Delivers a Blow to Open Source with Visual Studio 11
Microsoft has already ruffled more than a few feathers with the exclusionary potential of its forthcoming Windows 8 operating system, and this past week the open source community has been up in arms again.

No-cost desktop software development is dead on Windows 8

You won't be able to use the free Visual Studio Express to develop desktop apps.

Over all Microsoft has done nothing but deliver disappointment after disappointment over the past couple of years and I don't see them changing their current direction.

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Tad Anderson has been doing Software Architecture for 18 years and Enterprise Architecture for the past few.