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Developing for Android on Windows

Hello Android developers! Today Microsoft announced the next version of Windows and a new Windows Store, and we’re excited to see how people take advantage of its new features. One thing that hasn’t changed is that Windows is still the best platform to design, build, test, and deploy Android apps. All tools welcome No ...

The ARM processor (Thumb-2), part 19: Common patterns

We saw some time ago how to recognize dense switch statements that use the TBB and TBH instructions. Here are some other common sequences in compiler-generated code. Note that instructions are likely to be reordered by the compiler to avoid stalls. A call to an imported function is an indirect function call through a global function pointer...

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Azure SDK management library highlights from Microsoft Build

We're excited to share highlights and announcements about our new Azure management libraries from Microsoft Build last month. We've released a series of libraries for the new Azure services that we announced there. In this blog post, we'll also provide major updates on our overall product availability and roadmap.

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STL Visualizers on GitHub

We are happy to announce that now it’s possible to contribute to the STL Visualizers for Visual Studio's debugger on GitHub. A visualizer is a file with .natvis extension that allows you to manipulate the way native types appear in the debugger's watch window.  We've been working on fixing existing issues with the visualizers ...