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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.