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Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 RC Available

Hello.Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 Release Candidate (known issues) is available now. It includes a number of goodies for C++ developers, but before we take a look, the Visual C++ team wants to thank everyone who has provided feedback over the last year. Your comments and suggestions (and frowns) have helped us plan and prioritize the features ...
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iOS / Linux Fall Survey

Do you develop primarily on iOS or Linux? Take this short survey!Cross-platform scenarios are important; this survey will give us additional insights and, if you opt-in to chat with us, more details about your experiences.Thanks...
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Memory Profiling in Visual C++ 2015

As announced in an earlier blog post, Visual Studio 2015 hosts a new set of memory profiling tools to help address and fix memory issues within your applications.  The new debug-time profiler runs during your debugging session and allows you to take snapshots anytime, such as at a breakpoint, and also view the heap contents ...
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Do You Prefer Fast or Precise?

What is this Blog About? My name is Jim Hogg, a Program Manager in the Compilers team. We would like your feedback on a feature of the Visual C++ compiler that affects the code we generate for floating-point operations. Your answers will help determine what we do. You can vote via survey -- it should not take you more than a few minutes to ...
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/Debug:FASTLINK for VS2015 Update 1

We have made some changes with respect to /DEBUG:FASTLINK starting with Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 CTP.  /DEBUG:FASTLINK  is aimed at improving link times for the incremental developer loop inside Visual Studio and for medium to large size projects provides ~2x gains. The linker is currently involved in the PDB generation process ...
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