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C++ with Visual Studio and WSL2

Our team released native support for C++ with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in Visual Studio in 2019. “Native support” means that all commands are executed locally instead of over a SSH connection. Since then, WSL2 has been announced and we’ve received questions about our support for WSL2 in Visual Studio. The purpose of this ...


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Build Throughput Series: Template Metaprogramming Fundamentals

Template metaprogramming is popular and seen in many code bases. However, it often contributes to long compile times. When investigating build throughput improvement opportunities in large codebases, our finding is that more than one million template specializations and template instantiations is quite common and often provides optimization ...


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Microsoft Surface Duo coming to new markets in 2021

Hello Android developers, Last month, Microsoft announced that early in 2021 the Surface Duo will be offered in Canada, United Kingdom, France, and Germany! We are excited to get Surface Duo into the hands of new customers in these new markets, and also to welcome developers in those countries to our community. To celebrate, ...


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A more integrated terminal experience

As part of the new additions of the Visual Studio 2019 v16.8 release, and thanks to your feedback, we have added a couple new tricks to the integrated terminal! It now allows you to open a new terminal to a location based on your Solution Explorer selection and provides customizable commands for copy and paste.   Solution Explorer...