Microsoft Visual C# express 2010 still available? Is a netduino plus board still usable?

I tried to download the Microsoft Visual C# express 2010 and it brings me to visual studio 2017 community. The latest version doesn't seem to work with the book examples. Any suggestions?

I tried to get the visual C# for the "Getting started with the internet of things" book which uses the netduino plus board. Is the netduino plus board out of date? Is it usable?
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  • Hi Mark,
    Unfortunately it doesn't look like Express 2010 is available any longer, and it looks like Microsoft isn't supporting it as of 2015. I'll forward your question here to the author who may be able to comment further and offer any suggestions about the board and Visual C#.

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    Tai H.
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  • Hi Mark,
    The author replied to me to say that as far as he knows the new Visual Studio version is not compatible. And because Secret Labs has closed down, they don't update their Netduino SDKs anymore. He further went on to comment that, the Netduino platform, and the .NET Micro Framework seems to be "dying out".

    So if your purchase with us isn't useful to you and you'd like a refund or replacement, drop us a line to orders@oreilly.com and we can work something out with you.

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