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Wish I had the money to do so. A guy I work with bought a load when they were less than a dollar a share a few years back they now regularly sit at around $12-$14 and he's always rubbing it in how much money they've made him.
That price is seriously undervalued too, as the market doesn't fully understand what we do (it thinks we're a drive manufacturer, we're a 'storage solution provider').
Is it not obvious - they provide drawers, cabinets, cupboards and boxes in a variety of sizes and colours! Solutions (shudder)to your storage problems!
Seriously though the first marketing wonk that though adding 'solutions' to one of their BS phrases was a good idea should be strung up by the 'nads. If half the effort spent on coming up with this rubbish was devoted to making the product better the world would be a better place. I don't know, when I was a lad mutter, grumble etc.
*pre-emptive celebratory nipple tassle jiggle* - Sean Ewington
In fact the possibilities of C#, VB.Net and C++.Net (known as Visual C++ too) are equal for a MS developer. But: If you learn VisualC++ you are able switch later to "normal" C++, improve your knowledge and do e.g. hardware-near programming. IMO VisualC++ improves your value as a developer more than the other languages and if you are able to do VisualC++ programming is writing C# code not a big deal because there are only a few differences.
VBA is just important for basic Macro programming within MS Office so some basic knowledge there wouldn't be too bad.
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Have a bit more patience with newbies. Of course some of them act dumb - they're often *students*, for heaven's sake - Terry Pratchett
Does learning yet another way to use .NET really get you anywhere?
Maybe learning a new framework (or, dare I say, platform?) would be more beneficial. Expanding horizons and all. It wouldn't hurt to be less career dependent on the future of .NET. But regardless of that, you're likely to encounter some ideas and practices that improve your .NET programming.
Barring that, TypeScript looks promising and is a good gateway to what the rest of the world is doing on the web.
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