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Parallel Programming: Tasks and Continuations

Hi, I’m Charles Torre, Sr. Technographer with Channel 9. One of my goals is to make sure C++ has first class status on Channel 9. Make no mistake, the C++ Renaissance will be televised. :)   I’ve recently been posting interviews on C9 with some of the VC++ team and a few of the VC++ MVPs like Kate Gregory. Today you'll meet some...
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Released: Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Compiler Update for the Windows SDK 7.1

An update to the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4 (Windows SDK 7.1) is now available. This update addresses the issue where Visual C++ Compilers and libraries that are installed with the Windows SDK are removed when Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 is installed.Please follow this link to download and install the update.Our ...
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Troubleshooting Tips for IntelliSense Slowness

Hi, my name is Andy Rich and I’m a QA on the C++ front-end compiler. The IntelliSense system in Visual Studio 2010 comes with far greater power, flexibility, and accuracy, but these improvements come at the cost of greater complexity. The goal of this article is to assist you in troubleshooting this complex system, and give you a peek ...

Visual C++ Most Valuable Professionals (II)

A few days ago we posted a video where C++ MVP Kate Gregory talked about her community distinction, her motivations, thoughts about the role C++ plays in these days of computer programming, etc. Charles Torre, our interviewer in Channel 9, kept talking with other Visual C++ Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs). In this second part, you’...
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Exception Boundaries: Working With Multiple Error Handling Mechanisms

Greetings! I'm David Blaikie, Software Design Engineer at Microsoft and guest blogger here on VCBlog. I work in the Windows product group, writing test infrastructure tools in C++. One of the luxuries of the codebases I work in is that they are relatively modern and flexible. We use the full gamut of C++0x features implemented in Visual ...
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Kate Gregory on Being a Most Valuable Professional (MVP)

The 2011 MVP Global Summit took place a few weeks ago at MS headquarters. MVP stands for most valuable professional, a distinction that Microsoft assign to some prominent community personalities for their passion and dedication in helping the community get the most out of Microsoft technologies. The MVP program has several disciplines, ...
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New Book “Parallel Programming with Microsoft Visual C++” now available!

Hi, my name is Ade Miller and I’m Principal Program Manager with the Microsoft Technical Computing group. Last fall we shipped Parallel Programming for Microsoft .NET and immediately started working on a companion version of the book for C++ programmers. I’m very happy to announce that Parallel Programming with Microsoft Visual C...
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