Well, we knew it was a question of time, now it has happened. Microsoft is promoting Visual Studio Express 2012 as general hobbyists platform to develop Metro and Desktop Apps, and where is the best place to do that? Of course in its own Windows 8 Store. The store guarantees easy visibility and accessibility, therefore Microsoft is wasting no time showcasing its developer platform.

If you’ve been lazy downloading the app because you don’t want to go search for it, now you don’t have any excuse anymore. So go download the app and start churning out those Killer Metro Apps, maybe you’ll be the next kid on the block.

Find Visual Studio Express 2012 in the Tools category in the Store, and follow the link therein to download the App for your Desktop.