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  • Blog Post: Setup Changes in Visual Studio 2015 Affecting C++ Developers

    As mentioned in the Visual Studio 2015 IDE blog post , the setup experience of the product now provides more control to the user, for what does and doesn’t get installed. That blog post also talks about the rationale for this change and future direction for Visual Studio install experience. C+...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2015 RTM Now Available

    Today Soma announced the availability of Visual Studio 2015 RTM and invited Brian Harry and others to talk about new features and experiences. You can watch the VS 2015 keynote or catch the recording on Channel 9 later. Additionally, we have over 60 on-demand videos on Channel 9 that drill into the details...
  • Blog Post: Real World Cross-Platform Development with Visual Studio 2015: Synergex

    The Visual C++ team welcomes opportunities to help partners, customers and the community (future customers) realize the benefits of Visual C++ and Visual Studio 2015. Recently, we have been fortunate to work with Synergex to go beyond debugging Windows code with Visual Studio: Now we’re focusing...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2015 RC Now Available!

    Today Soma (and Brian and Scott ) announced the availability of Visual Studio 2015 RC, Team Foundation Server 2015 and Visual Studio 2013 Update 5. They all point to the downloads, so if you are in a hurry: Download Visual Studio2015 RC and VisualStudio 2013 Update 5 RC (also available on MSDN...
  • Blog Post: What's new with C++ cross-platform development with VS 2015 RC

    Continuing our investment in Visual C++ cross-platform mobile , starting with VS2015 RC (download here) we are pleased to announce support for building iOS applications using Visual Studio. Our iOS targeting story is definitely work in progress, and this feature enablement shares our current line of...
  • Blog Post: More about resumable functions in C++

    With the release of Visual Studio 2015 RC, we wanted to provide an update on the progress of resumable functions support in Visual C++. Since last time , we have made some changes to our experimental implementation that tracks the latest proposal (with the exception that resumable_traits and resumable_handle...
  • Blog Post: C++11 Constant Expressions in Visual Studio 2015 RC

    In Visual Studio 2015 RC , we have implemented C++11’s Constant Expressions , a feature that has been in development since the November 2013 CTP . This article will describe some neat things that you can do with it, the differences in capabilities between this feature’s current and older...
  • Blog Post: Developing Xamarin Android Native Applications

    Xamarin has quickly become a popular way for creating cross-platform mobile applications promoting true code-reuse while allowing developers to create native* (native here means natural to the platform) user interfaces, providing them access to full spectrum of functionality exposed by the underlying...
  • Blog Post: Code Analysis Survey

    The Visual C++ team loves surveys , but maybe not for the reasons you think. Surveys are often used to collect data that is sliced, diced, aggregated and munged to provide objective audience insights. We use some of our surveys for this purpose -- how common is the use of some feature, scenario, or...
  • Blog Post: IncrediBuild and the Visual Studio 2015 Preview

    As a reader of this blog, you already know that Visual Studio 2015 Preview is available and has been for a few months. Many of you have downloaded the preview and tried out the many new productivity, performance, portability and cross-platform features. We appreciate your feedback (and bug reports)!...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 Release Candidate

    The Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2013 update 4 is here. Download Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RC Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 KB article Announcement on Brian Harry's blog, Visual Studio and TFS 2013.4 (Update 4) Release Candidate Visit the KB for all the details!
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 CTP 2 Available

    You can grab the download here . If you do not want to click through to the release notes, there are two technology improvements: Visual Studio now scans or rescans a solution and then updates the database much more quickly for large solutions. Therefore, the browsing process should be much...
  • Blog Post: VS 2013 Update 4 CTP 1 is Live!

    Hello C++ World! My name is Gabriel Ha; I'm a program manager on the Visual C++ team, and from everyone who worked to bring the following improvements to you, we are super excited to share the good news and look forward to hearing back on your experience! Some of you out there, especially those...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio “14” CTP 3 Now Available

    Today we released Visual Studio "14" CTP 3 and an early build of the .NET Framework (read the announcement on the Visual Studio blog here ). Grab it from the Microsoft Download Center or from MSDN subscriber downloads or save some setup time and use a ready-to-use VM in Azure . In this CTP, we continue...
  • Blog Post: Survey for You :)

    We know a lot of you C++ developers also use other frameworks like .NET and Xamarin. If so, do you mind taking a brief survey at http://aka.ms/vsmdd ? Look for us to share highlights from the last couple of surveys in the next month or so. We are still ruminating over the responses and the individual...
  • Blog Post: Visual C++ Bytes Redux

    Be sure to check out the third episode of the current season of VC++ Bytes, featuring demos for a slew of additional productivity features added to Visual Studio “14” CTP 2! Check out the video (and leave us feedback!) at http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/C9-GoingNative/VC-Bytes-2-3-Additional...
  • Blog Post: CTP2 for Visual Studio "14" Now Available

    You have probably already heard, but CTP2 for Visual Studio "14" is now available. Download Visual Studio "14" CTP2 (also available on MSDN ). You could save time and use the VM in Azure . Learn more about what’s in the Visual Studio “14” CTP 2 with the KB article , VS blog...
  • Blog Post: VC++ Bytes on Channel 9

    If you’d like to get an idea of what new features are in store for you in the Visual Studio “14” CTP, be sure to check out the VC++ Bytes series on Channel 9! The series is dedicated to showcasing new (native) features in current and upcoming releases of Visual Studio. Here are links...
  • Blog Post: Bugs Fixed in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

    Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 includes a number of fixes filed through Connect: Free functions can be called using curly braces instead of parentheses. ( link ) When attempting to expand a recursive template, the compiler uses large amounts of memory and then crashes. Internal compiler error...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio “14” CTP

    Today, the Visual Studio "14" CTP was released. Soma writes all about it on his blog . Go ahead and click over to read the article, especially the section on Visual C++ conformance updates with an updated conformance roadmap. Pause. Cool, huh? Here are the improvements for Visual C++: ...
  • Blog Post: Survey Says...one more bump!

    Some developers just like you have already taken one (or both) of our active surveys. Many have opted in for more engagement, agreeing to be contacted for follow-up questions and for a chance to learn more about your development experiences. Our surveys are still open so you still have a chance to...
  • Blog Post: Survey Says…

    Survey , survey , survey ! We really want you to fill out our new survey . It is short and focuses on your C++ development experience including Android and iOS. Why? Cross platform mobile device development is important: With bring-your-own-device trends in the enterprise, and heterogeneity in...
  • Blog Post: Advanced Developers Conference C++ 4/29 – 4/30

    Tarek Madkour and Daniel Griffing join other notable speakers at ADC++ in Munich, Germany this week. Tarek and Daniel each have a couple talks in the two day event agenda : Keynote - Modern C++ Developement with Visual C++ Creating Windows 8.1 Phone and Store Apps Direct X Debugging and Profiling...
  • Blog Post: BUILD 2014 begins tomorrow, no fooling!

    ** Update 4/2 9am ** Are you watching the keynote live at http://channel9.msdn.com/?wt.mc_id=build_hp? The BUILD conference begins tomorrow. Here are few things you, our loyal Visual C++ blog readers, should know: You can watch live on Channel 9 . (Channel 9 turned 10 and Satya sent birthday...
  • Blog Post: DirectX 12

    For Friday, how about more information about DirectX 12 announced at GDC earlier this week? DirectX 12 introduces the next version of Direct3D, the graphics API at the heart of DirectX. Direct3D is one of the most critical pieces of a game or game engine, and we've redesigned it to be faster and more...
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