Sy Brand

C++ Developer Advocate, C++ Team

Sy Brand is Microsoft’s C++ Developer Advocate. Their background is in compilers and debuggers for embedded accelerators, but they’re also interested in generic library design, metaprogramming, functional-style C++, undefined behaviour, and making our communities more inclusive and welcoming.

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A Tour of 4 MSVC Backend Improvements

This blog post presents some of the optimizations the backend team has implemented for Visual Studio 2022.

What’s New for C++ Developers in Visual Studio 2022 17.4

We are happy to announce that Visual Studio 2022 version 17.4 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. Arm64 In 17.3, ...

Microsoft C++ Team at CppCon 2022

The Microsoft C++ team has an exciting lineup of sessions at CppCon 2022. Many of us will also be present at our team’s booth in the main hall for the first two days of the conference. Come say hi and let us know if you have any questions about our talks, products, or anything else! You can also join the #visual_studio channel on the ...

C++23’s Deducing this: what it is, why it is, how to use it

Find out how C++23's Deducing this feature can help make your code better.

Pure Virtual C++ 2022 Recordings Available

Pure Virtual C++, a free one-day virtual conference for the whole C++ community, ran on 26th April 2022. All sessions are now available to watch online. Live sessions: Pre-conference sessions:  ...

Pure Virtual C++ 2022 is Today

Pure Virtual C++ 2022 is today at 14:00 UTC! Join us on Learn TV for a free one-day virtual conference for the whole C++ community. You can find the schedule here.  ...

Pure Virtual C++ 2022 Pre-Conference Sessions Available

Our pre-conference sessions for Pure Virtual C++ 2022 are now online. Find them here, and hope to see you at the main event on 26th April! Session list: There's one session on Visual Studio for Unreal Engine and Game Developers which will be uploaded soon...
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Pure Virtual C++ 2022 Schedule Available

Pure Virtual C++ 2022 is a free, one-day virtual conference for the whole C++ community. The schedule is now available. You can find the full set of abstracts, alongside calendar files to download on the website. All times UTC on the 26th April. Yes, I know the times look a bit weird, it'll work out on the day...

Sign Up for the Pure Virtual C++ 2022 Conference

In the last couple of years we have run Pure Virtual C++, a free one-day virtual conference for the whole C++ community. This month we're doing it again! Sign-up for free on the website to be the first to hear about our program schedule, access our extra on-demand C++ demos, and get more virtual surprises. The live event will run April ...

Execution and Static Analysis Support for MSVC on Compiler Explorer

Compiler Explorer is a popular resource for visualizing the assembly output of various compilers, trying out different compiler versions and flags, and testing many popular libraries. We're pleased to announce that, as of today, code execution and static analysis are now available for MSVC on Compiler Explorer. Execution on CE has been one ...

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