there's something that i've been wondering for some time now.
why wouldn't ms support all of its dev tools - aren't they just a vehicle for developing tools that run on their operating system? isn't that what they are really interested in?
andrew coates mentioned in his blog that sun were giving away all dev tools for free (well open source but that is a different argument) - they obviously want software being developed to run on their platform. surely that makes sense for ms?
what is the cost of employing the vfp team vs. the sales of windows (and very often office and sql server) that are generated by vfp apps being delivered to business? aren't windows & office the cash cows that need to be supported by ms?
i don't get it.