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vcpkg August 2022 Release is Now Available: CMake Version Update, Updated FAQ, Cross-compilation Fix for Apple Silicon

The August 2022 release of the vcpkg package manager is available. This blog post summarizes changes from July 25th, 2022 to August 14th, 2022 for the Microsoft/vcpkg and Microsoft/vcpkg-tool GitHub repos. Some stats for this period:   Notable Changes This is a minor update and there was no tool update ...
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Official Support for Arm64EC is HereĀ 

Last year, Microsoft announced x64 compatibility for Windows 11 on Arm, along with the new Arm64EC ABI, a new way to bring apps to Windows on Arm. With Arm64EC you can mix Arm and x64 code in the same process, allowing you to port existing x64 apps to Arm in an incremental way. We also announced experimental support for Arm64EC development in ...
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MSVC Backend Updates in Visual Studio 2022 version 17.3

In Visual Studio 2022 version 17.3 we have continued to improve the C++ backend with new features, new and improved optimizations, build throughput improvements, and better security. Here is a list of improvements for you to review. Do you want to experience the new improvements of the C++ ...