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MSVC ARM64 optimizations in Visual Studio 2022 17.6 

In the last couple of months, the Microsoft C++ team has been working on improving MSVC ARM64 backend performance and we are excited to have a couple of optimizations available in the Visual Studio 2022 version 17.6. These optimizations improved code-generation for both scalar ISA and SIMD ISA (NEON). Let’s review some interesting ...

Pure Virtual C++ 2023 Pre-Conference Videos

(image) Pure Virtual C++ is our free, annual, one-day virtual conference for the whole C++ community. This year it is running June 6th and you can find the session list and sign-up for free on the event page. In the run up to the conference we will be publishing new C++ videos every day. You can find the playlist on YouTube. The ...

vcpkg is Now Included with Visual Studio

As of Visual Studio 2022 version 17.6, the vcpkg C/C++ package manager is included as an installable component for the C++ Desktop and C++ Gaming workloads. You can also find it in the installer by searching for vcpkg package manager under the Individual components tab. (image)   Using the Visual Studio Copy of vcpkg After you ...

Visual Studio 2022 version 17.6 for C++ Developers

We are happy to announce that Visual Studio 2022 version 17.6 is now generally available! This post summarizes the new features you can find in this release for C++. You can download Visual Studio 2022 from the Visual Studio downloads page or upgrade your existing installation by following the Update Visual Studio Learn page. Cross-...

What’s New for Makefile Tools in VS Code Version 0.7.0 – Variable Expansion and more…

The Makefile Tools team in VS Code has shipped the latest 0.7.0 version of the extension. In this version, we have enabled variable expansion for your Makefile projects in settings, so you no longer need to write plain paths for your Makefiles in the settings.json for the extension and can instead utilize variables that the Makefile extension ...

Sign Up for the free Pure Virtual C++ 2023 Conference

(image) Every year we run Pure Virtual C++: a free one-day virtual conference for the whole C++ community. Next month we’re doing it again! Sign-up for free to get access to our five live sessions and a host of pre-conference content. The live event will run June 6th 13:00-16:00 UTC. Videos will be available to stream for free on ...
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