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  • Blog Post: CppCon – The C++ Conference

    In 2012 and 2013, Microsoft put on the GoingNative conference which is all about portable C++ on all compilers and platforms. The two GoingNative events were wildly popular and have been two of the biggest C++ conferences ever, so developers have been asking us: Will there be a GoingNative 2014, and...
  • Blog Post: BUILD 2014, Talks for Thursday

    While I am not attending the Build conference myself, I did tune in for the keynote and bits and pieces of other live-streamed talks and look forward to catching many of the sessions over on Channel 9 once they are available. Here is what is happening for C++ developers at Build on Thursday, 4/3:...
  • Blog Post: cppcon registration open!

    From cppcon : Registration is now open for CppCon 2014 to be held September 7–12, 2014 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington, USA. The conference will start with the keynote by Bjarne Stroustrup titled " Make Simple Tasks Simple! " This is a full five-day conference, and in this...
  • Blog Post: 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++14 standard. We also began comment processing for...
  • Blog Post: 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 of international speakers including one or two...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Storage Client Library for C++

    The Windows Azure Storage team has announced the availability of a new Windows Azure Storage Client Library for C++. This is a preview release and they are looking for your feedback. This release includes support for blob, table, and queue storage abstractions and provides additional functionality such...
  • Blog Post: Creating a C++ Project from a PDB file: PDB Project [[Version 2.0]]

    We are thrilled to announce version 2.0 of the PDB Project extension on the Visual Studio Gallery . PDB Project, as the name suggests, takes the information contained in a .pdb file to create a C++ project. The Information extracted from the .pdb includes both the source files (.c, .cpp) used for building...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Rename Refactor Helper for Visual Studio 2013

    The C++ language is large and complex with context-sensitive syntax subtleties that make it difficult to create a reliable and fast rename refactoring tool. For years we wanted to include rename refactoring in Visual C++ but it never quite made it. We were concerned about scalability, performance and...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Visual C++ Compiler November 2013 CTP

    Last year in November, we released an out-of-band customer technology preview (CTP) of the Visual C++ compiler . It contained preview versions of C++11 features which we subsequently fully released in Visual Studio 2012. At that time, and at GoingNative 2013 this year, we promised to keep releasing these...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Virtual Launch is here!

    The worldwide launch of Visual Studio 2013 is today. Join Microsoft executives S. Somasegar, Scott Guthrie, and Brian Harry at 7:00am PST for the keynote. Other events will follow throughout the day. Sessions will be recorded and shared later if you can't catch them all live. Visual C++ developers...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtual Academy - C++: A General Purpose Language and Library

    Interested in learning the basics of C++? Next Tuesday, November 19, Kate Gregory and James McNellis will be teaching a free introductory C++ course on Microsoft Virtual Academy, " C++: A General Purpose Language and Library ." Kate is a C++ expert and long-time Microsoft Visual C++ MVP; James is...
  • Blog Post: Creating a C++ Project from a PDB file: PDB Project

    For the latest information on Version 2.0, check out http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2014/01/15/creating-a-c-project-from-a-pdb-file-pdb-project-version-2.0.aspx.
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Available Now!

    We are happy to announce that Visual Studio 2013 is now available . Download Visual Studio 2013 . Discover What's New for Visual Studio 2013 . Read the formal announcement on Soma's blog . Check the system requirements and platform compatibility . Grab the MCBS MFC library for this...
  • Blog Post: What’s New for Visual C++ Developers in VS2013 Preview

    Since the newer Visual C++ content is not yet live on MSDN, I copied the key bits from the "What's New for Visual C++ Developers" and replicated it below. Note that this post may be removed after the MSDN content has been available for a few weeks. Thanks for your patience! Improved ISO C/C++ Standards...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Preview Now Available!

    Soma announced availability of the Visual Studio 2013 Preview. The experience for Visual C++ developers was improved with enhancements in the following areas: ISO C/C++ standards, Visual C++ library, C++ application performance, Windows Store App development, diagnostics, 3-D graphics, the IDE and...
  • Blog Post: More Q&A for the C++ AMP book

    As we shared last week, Kate Gregory and Ade Miller have released C++ AMP , an exploration of accelerated massive parallelism with Microsoft® Visual C++®. In that post, Ade answered a few of our hard-hitting questions. In this post, Kate answers the same set of questions: Q1. “C++ AMP”...
  • Blog Post: Check out the new C++ AMP book by Kate Gregory and Ade Miller

    The C++ AMP book by Kate Gregory and Ade Miller is available in print or online from your favorite retailer! What is in it for you? Among other things, you will discover how to: Gain greater code performance using graphics processing units (GPUs) Choose accelerators that enable you to write...
  • Blog Post: Targeting Windows XP with C++ in Visual Studio 2012

    We recently announced the Visual Studio 2012 product lineup and platform support , and as a part of this announcement we mentioned that we were evaluating options for enabling C++ developers to build applications in Visual Studio 2012 that run on Windows XP without requiring side-by-side installation...
  • Blog Post: Update on Bulletin MS11-025

    A while back Microsoft had released security bulletin MS11-025 that addressed a publicly disclosed vulnerability in certain applications built using the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library . The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a legitimate file associated with such...
  • Blog Post: C++ Design Patterns Legend Joins the Visual Studio Team

    Erich Gamma will start working this August as a MS Distinguished Engineer. Gamma was lately known for his works in team effectiveness at IBM Rational Team Concert , also associated with the Java language per his key involvement with the Eclipse project . However, he was first known for leading the...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 General Availability

    If you guys follow Jason Zander’s (Visual Studio corporate Vice President) blog, you learned two days ago that the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 whose Beta had been released last December achieved final release stage. Today is generally available (last Tuesday was only for MSDN subscribers...
  • Blog Post: Tony Goodhew on Visual C++ Developer Communication

    Charles Torre, our C++ fan in Channel 9, just posted an interview he made a few days ago to Tony Goodhew : a Microsoft veteran in the Developer Tools Division who has returned home to his roots in VC++ after working as a product manager on VC6. One of Tony's priorities is effectively communicating with...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack Beta now available

    We are very excited to announce that Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta is now available for download. We encourage you to go ahead and try out this release. Please remember that this is a beta so some caution is advised. The goal of this beta is to gather feedback from the community. Please use the...
  • Blog Post: Visual C++ has left the building (again) - destination Germany (after TechEd Developer Europe.)

    Hello It is time for our next field trip - to meet customers face-to-face, to talk about "Visual Studio 2008 and Beyond" and get feedback on our plans going forward. This time Steve Teixeira and Ale Contenti will be visiting Germany right after TechEd Developers Europe . The event will be held on...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Content Survey

    Hello The Visual Studio Documentation Team is running a survey on VS documentation content. We know that many of you have strong feelings and innovative ideas about what we need to do to move the documentation and the documentation system forward. Please feel free to take the survey and let them know...
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