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Visual Studio 2013 Express for Web may flummox you - 1

Usually I have a easy time with Microsoft products because I have battled for long. But Visual Studio 2013 Express for Web did put me into an uncomfortable position.

For example when you try to open an existing web site, you have the option only to open the ftp site. It looks like this is a bug, an answer I extracted out of posing the question to Microsoft forums here:
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/45889822-4d75-412e-9d3c-fa06439d2ccd/open-web-site-displays-only-ftp-web-site-control-in-visual-studio-2013-express-for-web?forum=vssetup#6095bc6a-f838-49ce-928a-11d22abbb7ec

This is what you see when you try to open a web site in VS 2013 Express for Web (free):

 
This is what you see when you use the full version(not free):
 
 

Microsoft, be generous!


 

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