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Friday Miscellany #2

We recently requested feedback on native debugging (https://aka.ms/nativeenc) and your C++ build experience (https://aka.ms/cppbuildsurvey). These surveys are still open, but I wanted to share some of the written feedback we have received: Look to future posts to share more about each of these surveys.Some links for your ...
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Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Now Available!

Today, Soma announced the availability of the Visual Studio 2012 Update 1! You can install it either from the download page (see "Visual Studio 2012 Update 1" under the "Additional software" section).As promised, you can now use the Visual C++ compiler and libraries to target Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. To target Windows...
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Using the Windows 8 SDK with Visual Studio 2010 – configuring multiple projects

A few months ago, we wrote about how to use the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8 within your Visual Studio 2010 projects.  These instructions work great if you are updating just one project, but if you need to use the Windows 8 SDK in many projects, repeating these steps for each project can be tedious...
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Another Earful: Debugging Survey

The Visual C++ build experience survey (https://aka.ms/cppbuildsurvey) has almost passed the 250 response mark on the way to 500 responses. Thank you to everyone who has already provided feedback. To those that have not yet had a chance to take the survey, please consider spending ~10 minutes sharing your thoughts with the team. Your help is ...
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Give Us an Earful: Visual C++ Build Survey

Need a quick 10 minute break from developing your latest Visual C++ masterpiece? Want to give us feedback about your project build experience?Yes? Then we have a link for you: https://aka.ms/cppbuildsurveyThere are a mix of questions including an invitation for further discussion if you opt in. We look forward to your feedback and hope to ...
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Friday Miscellany #1

Some links for your consideration. Have ideas for future Miscellany posts? Drop me an email (ebattali@microsoft.com), share on our Visual C++ Facebook page, or leave a comment below. Thanks...
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Native Development Experience in Windows Embedded Compact 2013

In windows embedded compact 2013, we are updating the native developer experience to the latest and greatest experience available via Visual Studio 2012. With this update, we are essentially bringing 2012 native desktop experience to embedded developers. This post details some of the key updates to the experience. Run time updates We are ...
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Top 11 Reasons to Visit the Hilo Docs in the MSDN Library

Top 11 reasons to vist Developing an end-to-end Windows Store app using C++ and XAML: Hilo (Windows): And the number one reason? If you have ideas for future top 11's, share it on Facebook, Twitter or the comments below.*edited 11/13/2012, fixed the link to the article (https://aka.ms/hilocpp-doc...
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Good Stuff on Channel 9

Looking for the C++ Good Stuff? Have you visited Channel 9 lately? And in case you missed it: *spoiler,marketing*Do you like Visual C++? Like us on Facebook (and post something)!Thanks...
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Announcing November CTP of the C++ compiler, now with more C++11

On February at the Going Native conference, we promised to work on implementing more parts of the C++11 standard. We also made a commitment to progressively roll out these features on a faster cadence through out-of-band releases such as CTPs (customer technology previews).We delivered!Today at Build 2012, Herb Sutter announced that we&...
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