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February, 2014

  • Visual C++ Team Blog

    AVX2 Support in Visual Studio C++ Compiler

    AVX2 is yet another extension to the venerable x86 line of processors, doubling the width of its SIMD vector registers to 256 bits, and adding dozens of new instructions . AVX2 shipped with Intel's latest processor micro-architecture, codenamed " Haswell...
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    Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2

    Today, we have released Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2 , a go-live Team Foundation Server 2013 RC and TypeScript 1.0 RC. This update release preview includes several significant feature additions as well as fixes. You can see full details in the release...
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    Why C++?

    A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to share a few scenarios where C++ really matters to an internal audience from the field. No demo code or sample projects were reviewed, just the scenarios and first-hand examples. Why C++? Learn "what those...
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    Winter ISO C++ Meeting Trip Report

    Herb Sutter posted highlights from the Winter ISO C++ meeting held last week in sunny Issaquah, WA: The major work of this meeting was to complete processing of the national body comments received in last summer's comment ballot for the upcoming C...
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    The Old New C++ Thing

    I've spent many hours reading articles on Raymond Chen's blog, The Old New Thing . It is one of the most popular blogs on MSDN with content ranging from concerts at the Seattle Symphony to Win32 and marriage and native programming . Included are a number...
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    Ghost of VCBlog Posts Past

    You don't need to call Ghostbusters. Spend some time (re)reading some great posts from the Visual C++ team blog past. There really are some hidden gems in there! C++ Debugger Tips by Sergey Grankin (8/2006) describes the "special expression and...
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    Advanced Developers Conference 2014

    The Advanced Developers Conference 2014 takes place April 29-30 in Munich. This years sessions will be about modern device apps, debugging, drivers, graphics,cloud services and much more. The conference will host about 200 attendees with a broad range...
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    Challenge – Vulnerable Code

    This challenge appeared on an internal alias dedicated to C++. It was issued by Mike Vine, a developer here at Microsoft who agreed to let us share it with the mighty Visual C++ blog readers: This challenge came from me thinking about a simple bug...
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