I asked this on the msdn Visual Studio forum, but (thanks to superuser and stackoverflow, etc.), it seems that place has become the Bodie of the Interwebs; so, I will ask the question here:
I have the trial edition (139 days left!) of VS 2012 Express installed ("Visual Studio 2012 Express RC for Windows 8" - why the Express version has a time limit, I don't know - maybe because it's pre-release?).
I want to purchase the Pro SKU of Visual Studio 2012. How should I proceed - first uninstall the Express trial? And from where (link) should I install the Pro SKU?
The blog post that I recently read about its availability -- by Sammy Sosa or some name like that -- seemed to cover every possible scenario (msdn subscriber, high-volume corporate purchasers, students, etc.) but mine: an independent developer with the express trial version wanting to update to the Pro SKU.
Similarly, I will need to install the "real" version of Windows 8 when it becomes available - currently have the Release Preview installed. Does anybody know the steps for that - can I just upgrade "in place" or what? Currently, Windows 8 Release Preview is the only OS I have installed on my laptop...???