Simon Fell > Its just code > eVC 5 ?

Friday, July 14, 2006

eVC3 (PocketPC, PocketPC2002) & eVC4 (PocketPC2003) were both free, but unless I'm miss reading this, to do WM5.0 dev work, you need to buy VS 2005 ? WTF

Update : Brad & I both figured the WM SDK would work with the free VS.NET Express C++ edition, but alas no cigar. Seems the cheapest way into WM 5.0 development is with the VS.NET Standard edition at $299. I guess the folks in Redmond figure they need to be making money from dev tools these days.

I hope the Redmond folks finally got around to shipping a usable SOAP stack, 'cause I doubt I'll shell out for it just to do PocketSOAP stuff on WM5.