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Auto-Vectorization on Channel9

Jim Radigan and I recorded a session for Channel9 last week, as part of the “Going Native” series.  We describe the “auto-vectorizer” – a neat feature in the VS11 compiler backend that analyses loops, in regular, unmodified C++ code, and generates corresponding vector (SIMD) instructions: tight loops using ...
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VC11 ISO C++ Concurrency Tour in March Issue of MSDN Mag

Greetings!! I am Diego Dagum, Community Program Manager with the Visual C++ team. I recently got an article published in the current issue of MSDN Magazine about the ISO C++11 concurrency features implemented in Visual C++ 11.     It’s a 101-level journey through standardized features like: [Read &...
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Setting WINVER for MFC Applications

Hello, I’m Pat Brenner, a developer on the Visual C++ Libraries team, and I am the primary developer working on MFC. I’ve realized over the course of the past several years that a number of developers (especially those using ATL and/or MFC) can be confused about the proper usage and setting of the WINVER #define (and/or the ...
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What’s New in Code Analysis for Visual Studio 11

 The Code Analysis team has just posted an article on the latest improvements in Visual Studio 11. If you are a C++ developer (we guess you are as you are reading this blog), it’s worth taking a look. [Read the article here...
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What’s up with MFC in Visual Studio 2011 Beta

Hello, I’m Pat Brenner, a developer on the Visual C++ Libraries team. Through this blog post I wanted to share some information about the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library, since I am the primary developer working on MFC. As you know, MFC is an important technology component which has been extensively used over the years by C++ ...
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