Announcing the VC++ 2015 Migration Virtual Development Laboratory

Visual CPP Team

The Visual C++ Team is pleased to announce the VC++ 2015 Migration Virtual Development Laboratory (Virtual DevLab) which will run from April 18th through September 30th of this year.

A Virtual DevLab is a kind of remote assistance where Microsoft’s Visual C++ Team will help you with questions and code inspection. Most of the time will be spent helping you port your C++ codebase to Visual Studio 2015, so please consider participating if you are looking to migrate to VS2015. The Virtual DevLab is free.

For each Virtual DevLab, we will organize a series of video or audio calls with screen sharing in order for us to view your code and compile/link errors. An NDA will be signed before starting the DevLab.

Members of the Visual C++ Team will be available for 1:1 interaction and to gather feedback on your porting experience. In addition, team members will be asking for your opinions on the features planned for the next release of Visual Studio.

This is an opportunity to:

  • Get help port existing code to Visual C++ / Visual Studio 2015
  • Extend applications with new C++ conformance features (including Coroutines, STL C++17 Features, and more)
  • Learn more about refactoring, enhanced build speed, and other productivity improvements
  • Provide feedback on your experiences working with Visual C++ and your future plans, and suggest potential features

Participation is limited due to limited bandwidth from the Visual C++ Team (April to September 2016). This event is by invitation only and invitations are not transferable. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Pre-register for DevLab Here

Once registered, you’ll receive a link to a questionnaire, which will help us understand your situation and your goals for the DevLab session; be sure to fill it out thoughtfully. After we have processed your responses, we will contact you by email to set up a call and finalize your session’s logistics.

All the data you need to start migrating to Visual C++ 2015 are under this entry point, we’ll update these pages will the experience and subtle cases we’ll discover and fix with you during these Virtual DevLabs.

We look forward to working with you!

The Visual C++ Team

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