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NuGet for C++

The wait is over.  NuGet support for C++ projects is here.Quick Links• NuGet 2.5 Download page: https://nuget.codeplex.com/releases/view/96733• CoApp’s Powershell Tools Installer to create C++ NuGet packages: http://coapp.org/releases• Some C++ NuGet packages to try out:  http://nuget.org/...
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Profile Guided Optimization (PGO) drives next generation SAP NetWeaver Performance

To introduce myself I am Ankit Asthana and I am the program manager for the backend C++ compiler. In my last blog I provided an introduction to what Profile Guided Optimization (PGO) is all about with an exercise which involved PGO’izing the NBody sample application.  In this blog I would like to talk about how PGO is used within ...
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Finding the Visual Studio Command Prompts in Visual Studio 2012

If you’re using Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8, you may be looking for the Visual Studio Command Prompt shortcuts.  These shortcuts are installed by Visual Studio to run scripts that configure the command line environment to use particular sets of Visual Studio tools, or to use specific versions of the Visual C++ compiler from the ...
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Developing an app with the Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit, part 3 of 3

Welcome back to our third and final post on using the Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit! If you read our previous posts in this series (here and here), you’ve got an app that has an animated die, and you’re ready to make the last few changes to get this app to run on Windows RT devices and Windows Phone 8.  If you haven&rsquo...
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Profile Guided Optimization (PGO)

PGO is a runtime compiler optimization which leverages profile data collected from running important and performance centric user scenarios to build an optimized version of the application. PGO optimizations have some significant advantage over traditional static optimizations as they are based upon how the application is likely to perform in ...
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Build faster and high performing native applications using PGO

I am Ankit Asthana and I am the program manager for the backend C++ compiler. For today's topic I want to blog about a really cool runtime compiler optimization called Profile Guided Optimization (PGO) (we on the team call it POGO or PGO for short). PGO was initiated by the Visual C and Microsoft Research groups in the late 90's and primarily ...
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Developing an app with the Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit, part 2 of 3

A few days ago we talked about how to use the Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit to create a simple dice rolling app.  Now we’re going to take the app one step further, by adding some animation.  If you need to catch up, here’s a link to the previous blog post. Let it roll, baby, roll In order to make anything move in a ...
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