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Announcing Casablanca, a native library to access the cloud from C++

Our devices are becoming increasingly connected, and at the same time our customers expect the applications running on those devices to be fast and fluid. Asynchrony is important on the client for responsiveness and on the server for scalability.Today we are announcing Casablanca, a Microsoft incubation effort to support cloud based client-...
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Building Windows 8 Metro style apps with C++ Windows camp

Hello all,We’re hosting a one day, free technical event in Redmond on May 18, 2012 intended for developers who want to write Metro apps for Windows 8 with C++. Details: Location: Redmond WA, Microsoft campus, bldg 92. Date:  May 18th, 2012 Time:  9 AM to 5 PM for sessions, Q&A and a small social event ...
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Target Windows XP in Visual Studio 11 Beta using the Visual Studio 2010 compiler and libraries

In my previous blog I talked about how in Visual Studio 11 we have eliminated the need to convert your Visual Studio 2010 C++ projects in order to adopt the new IDE. The blog also mentioned that you can build your projects using Visual Studio 2010 compiler (tools and libraries) from within Visual Studio 11 using the multi-targeting feature...
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Auto-Vectorization

Following the Channel9 talk on Auto-Vectorization, we have now started a series of blog posts that dig deeper into the subject.We decided to publish them, not here, on home territory, but in the NativeConcurrency blog instead.  This already hosts discussions on PPL and C++ AMP.So please checkout the first two articles, on Jim Hogg...
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Early Bird registration for C++ Now! ends Sunday

(A message on behalf of the C++ Now! staff)   This year’s program is very exciting with lots more content than previous years. This year we’ll have three keynotes: Howard Hinnant, Sean Parent, and David Vandevoorde. They are headlining three tracks of over fifty sessions including one track of C++11 sessions. With almost...
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What Are SCARY Iterators?

Hi there! I’m Diego Dagum, a Program Manager with the Visual C++ team. As Stephan announced last September when Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview was released, our STL implementation comes with SCARY iterators. On Stephan’s words, ”(…) as permitted but not required by the C++11 Standard, SCARY iterators have ...
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