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Announcing FCM v1 for ANH

We are happy to announce that Azure Notification Hubs (ANH) Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) v1 is now generally available all customers. This means that you can start using the new features and capabilities of FCM v1 with ANH today. FCM v1 offers better security, performance, and reliability than the legacy FCM HTTP API, which will be ...


WinForms Designer Selection for 32-bit .NET Framework Projects 

(image) Visual Studio 2022’s transition to a 64-bit architecture, driven by customer feedback across the full range of Visual Studio developers, marked a pivotal step towards enhancing the development experience. As Klaus Loffelmann describes in his blog post, this transition enhances overall performance and responsiveness, particularly ...


What’s New in vcpkg (February 2024)

This blog post summarizes changes to the vcpkg package manager as part of the 2024.02.14 release and changes to vcpkg documentation throughout February. This month’s vcpkg release was mainly minor bug fixes, while several new documentation articles were added. Some stats for this period:   vcpkg changelog (...


DirectX Innovation on Display at GDC 2024

The excitement is building as we finish our preparations for this year's Game Developers Conference, set to kick off on March 18th. Industry leaders, developers, and enthusiasts will converge on San Francisco for a week of innovation, and the DirectX team here at Microsoft has a lot of exciting news to share. We've been gearing up to showcase ...