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What's New in Visual Studio 11 Beta for C++ Developers

  Snippets of the Metro style version for the most popular 101 application.       Download this Beta today:       As Jason Zander –CVP of Visual Studio- just confirmed, a Visual Studio 11 Beta was released earlier today. What can C++ developers expect from this new version compared ...
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C++ Precon at Tech Ed 2012 – Orlando and Amsterdam

At both Tech Ed North America 2012 (June 11th-14th) and Tech Ed Europe 2012 (June 26th-29th) there will be a C++ all day preconference! The title is C++ in 2012: Modern, Readable, Safe, Fast. Our C++ MVP Kate Gregory will deliver it and here's the abstract: C++ is gaining momentum as a development language, so whether you’ve never used...
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Help Us Make Improvements

The Microsoft Visual Studio Design Research Team is looking for developers to give us direct feedback on our development tools, languages and libraries! Opportunities include usability studies of upcoming features, focus groups where we explore new ideas, as well as 1:1 interviews.Is this just about Visual Studio users?You do NOT need to be a ...
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GoingNative 2012 Online

Thanks to everyone who came to Redmond and/or watched online to participate in Going Native 2012, last week’s global C++-fest. It was a lot of fun, and generated a lot of useful and important talks that we hope will help continue disseminate understanding of C++11 throughout the global C++ community. All the videos and decks are ...
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Reducing the Size of Statically-linked MFC Applications in VC11

Hello, I’m Pat Brenner, a developer on the Visual C++ Libraries team, and I am the primary developer working on the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC). In Visual Studio 2010, the size of statically-linked MFC applications grew substantially. We’ve gotten a number of comments about this issue, so I wanted to post an article about the...
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The Microsoft C++ Compiler Turns 20!

This month, we enter the third decade of C++ at Microsoft. It was twenty years ago, in February of 1992, that we released our first C++ compiler: Microsoft C/C++ 7.0. Before then, we already worked with several of the C++ “preprocessor” compilers that took C++ and converted it to C before our compiler then created the executable ...
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C++11 Conformance Survey

Hello, My name is Vikas Bhatia and I am a Program Manager in the Visual C++ team. We are conducting a survey to see the relative urgency of C++11 features to you, the developer. C++11 conformance is important to us. We intend to implement the C++11 language features. We are evaluating the order with which to implement these features. We ...
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The Magic of Going Native 2012 Starts Today!

UPDATE: We are already streaming live!! Are you guys ready? This is the agenda for this event happening during today and tomorrow. Day 1 – C++11 Today Day 2 – C++11 Today and Tomorrow   The event will be available for live streaming and on demand!! We’ll see you then...
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