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Visual C++ Libraries Survey

The Visual C++ team wants to better understand how you use libraries in your day-to-day development work. Whether you’re publishing libraries, finding libraries that work on the Microsoft platforms for which you’re building your apps, or integrating libraries into your project and build systems, we want to hear from you so we can ...
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Friday Videos: Going Native 2013

Going Native 2013 ended a few weeks ago, but the sessions live on in a series of videos on Channel 9. Don't have time for all of them? Here are some of the most-viewed sessions: Which session did you enjoy the most (and why...
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Vector Calling Convention on channel 9

Recently we recorded a session for 'Vector Calling Convention' on Channel 9 , as part of the “Going Native” series.  Vector calling convention is a new calling convention (specially for vector types) we introduced in the VS-2013.  The video for this recording can be found here.For more information about Vector ...
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Introducing ‘/Gw’ Compiler Switch

A compiler can only optimize away data or a function if a compiler can prove that the data or function will never be referenced. In a non-LTCG compile (i.e. a build with Whole Program Optimization (WPO) disabled) the compiler's visibility is only limited to a single module (.obj), so for data and function that has global scope, the compiler ...
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Visual Studio 2013 RC Now Available

A few minutes ago, Soma announced the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2013, .NET Framework 4.5.1 and Team Foundation Server 2013. Also announced was the Virtual Launch date – November 13th, 2013:The RC release is the next big step toward the release of Visual Studio 2013. Today I am also excited to announce that Visual Studio 2013 ...
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Going Native – Day 3

Day 3 has kicked off, check https://channel9.msdn.com/?rnd=1378482692602 to catch the latest.Sessions run the gamut, from C++ and the Windows Runtime to Exploding Tuples and another Q&A forum.See you online...
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Going Native 2013 – Day 2

Day one is in the bag. If you are like me, you are still digesting all of the great content (and doing a few web searches to brush up on terminology/concepts).Today promises to be another excellent day. Here are the sessions: Catch the live stream at https://channel9.msdn.com.Enjoy (and write more C++ code...
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Going Native 2013 – Day 1

Going Native kicks off today!If you made it to Redmond to attend, I look forward to meeting you. If you could not make it this year, you still have a front via Channel 9.Here is day one content: To see the entire schedule, visit the Going Native 2013 page on Channel 9.Cheers...
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Feedback on Your C++ Development Activities

Hello. My name is Gabriel Ha and I am a program manager on the Visual C++ team.Do you have 10-20 minutes to take a survey on C++ developer activities?We want to get a better idea of what C++ developers frequently spend their time doing when they develop their C++ code. We will use your feedback to make improvements to Visual Studio to aide you...
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