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No. You can create 64 bit executables if you install it on a 64bit OS; but Visual Studio itself is a 32 bit process regardless.
When VS2012 was coming out of of the VS leads explained that the reason they didn't have a 64bit version out then was that there was a lot of old code that would need detailed review/rewrites to make 64bit compatible and that there was lots of lower hanging fruit that would improve performance for 99% of users. The plan then was that any bit of code that was worked on would be made 64bit compatible at the same time as the changes the required it to be modified until they'd worked over almost the entire codebase; at which point they'd backfill the rest.
With VS apparently going to a yearly release cycle their changing the plan and rushing a 64 bit version seems unlikely because it would probably eat all of a dev cycle leaving no other improvements for them to brag about on MSDN and Channel 9.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Yes, I am a member of the Microsoft BizSpark program since last 8 months.
And we are just a two person team[^]. So number of person on the team doesn't matter.
Following are the main conditions to enter in the program.
- You need a officially registered company in your country.
- Your team size should be less than 10 people. (counting everyone - non tech people - full time accountant, everyone)
- Your company must be less than 3 years old.
- Your company must be earning less than a million dollar a year.
- You should have a decent product / concept.
You could find a BizSpark network partner in your area. or let me know if you need an introduction / reference. I would be happy to introduce you to the BizSpark team. And after that you can submit your application for a review.
Here are[^] some of the benefits, which I find most valuable.
Yes, that's a good idea. Because this is not an automated process (which I was hoping), you will have to interact with a real person back and forth. So you need your idea / concept materialized in a presentable form. (They also do not care about your funding status or office space. In-fact if you are looking for funding they also have Microsoft Ventures, and if you are looking for an office space they also have BizSpark Incubation Centers.)
In our case I had the product ready using the 'express editions' of Visual Studio and SQL Server, and a 6 months trial of Windows Server (Crazy!). I was just looking for the 1500 Hrs. of Windows Azure Free Hosting per Month (it's even better now, they give us $150.00 monthly credit). So instead of submitting a business plan, executive summary and other documents, I just gave them 'demo account' login info, and we get selected within few hours.
But I remember, they asked me why I am not approaching them using any network partner (which I had no idea at that time, that there are incubator programs and BizSpark evangelists in my area). so I just told them I didn't know anyone who can reference me.
I attempted to get in but was totally unprepared and rightly rejected, you are doing the right thing getting as much preparation as possible. Make it easy for them to approve you, have all your info ready before starting.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
Oh you know, the usual thing a normal business requires. A business plan, a details product definition, a development plan or at least an architectural statement etc. I had none of these as I was only looking at it as a vehicle to get some free/low priced software. At least they were not rude about it
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
Does anyone know if they require you to be a certain type of company? There are many different forms available. The simplest would be a trade license, but I don't know if that's even considered a company in the legal sense.
I was a member until it expired sometime ago. I did not need a business
plan or financial statement, all I had to do was send them a link
to my website where I was selling some windows apps.
It was great - I got Visual Studio 2010 ultimate, windows 7 ultimate etc
plus lots of other stuff like an msdn subscription.
I'm a Bizpark member and yes, my company is a one man show, as far as I remember I was able to subscribe all by myself, they recommend you to subscribe through a Bizpark Partner but it's not a must. I believe that mostly, it have to do with what you plan to do, for example, I subscribed when Windows 8 was hot-new, and I focused on Windows 8 development so they approved me quickly and hassle free.
Every day it is crowder with literally millions of people, so many that the (very wide) pedestrian walkways are one-way -- if you want to go to a shop on the other side of the road, you have to walk past it, cross the road, and walk back.
Go there at midnight, when most of the shops have closed, and you would not believe anyone had been there at all; the place is spotless.
Three Londoners drop more litter then five million Shanghaiese. I actually try to talk Chinese people out of visiting London, because I know that their dreams of a beautiful city will be dashed by the ankle-deep cr@p. Better to keep the dreams
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
I was just walking to work in Universal City, and was noticing all the trash that was on the sidewalk and thinking of how humans just seem to be making with world ugly (I am in a bad mood, I am sorry).