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The latest in C++, Visual Studio, VS Code, and vcpkg from the MSFT C++ team

Performance Improvements in Visual C++

Hi, my name is Jim Springfield, and I’m an architect on the Visual C++ team.  I recently spent two months working on some core improvements to how VC deals with Intellisense as well as overall UI responsiveness.We observed a strong correlation between the severity of these performance issues and the size of the projects and ...
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Quick Tour Of New MFC Functionality

Hi I’m Pat Brenner, a developer on the Visual C++ libraries team.  I’m pleased to give you a sneak peek at a major MFC update we’ve been working on.  Since we’re adding a number of cool new user interface components to MFC, this blog post is going to be graphics heavy.  I’d much rather show you some...
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Hola from Barcelona…and welcome to a major MFC update!

Hello again. My name is Ale Contenti, and I’m the Dev Lead for the VC++ Libraries. I’m writing this blog entry from my hotel room in Barcelona. Steve Teixeira and I are here for TechEd Developers Europe. Let me tell you that the atmosphere here is just great! Lots of people and a lot of Visual Studio and C++ users. Lots of interest...
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Channel 9: Pat Brenner – Overview of new MFC update

In this video Pat Brenner, a developer on the Visual C++ libraries team, talks about the functionality of the new MFC update.  This significantly enhanced version of MFC will enable developers to create applications with the “look and feel” of Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer and Visual Studio.  Tune in to learn more ...
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Announcing a major MFC update plus TR1 support

As an update to Visual Studio 2008, we’re pleased to announce a major new release of the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC).  Using these components, developers will be able to create applications with the “look & feel” of Microsoft’s most popular applications – including Office, Internet Explorer and ...
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ISO C Standard Update

Hello!  My name is Arjun Bijanki, and I’m the test lead for the Visual C++ compiler.  I’m also Microsoft’s representative on the ISO C standard committee.  I recently returned from one of the committee’s semiannual meetings (this one was in Kona, Hawaii – tough trip! J)These days, the committee is ...
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Visual Studio Build Process, VC++ Libraries and Check-in Process

Hi again. My name is Ale Contenti and I’m the dev lead of the VC++ Libraries team. You might have see me previously in my channel9 interviews. I’m now in Italy for a short vacation and I’ll be in Barcelona for TechEd starting from Nov 5. I’m really excited to go there and mingle with a lot of VC++ and ...
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More on the Korean Trip

Hello.  I’m Ayman Shoukry, Lead Program Manager on the libraries team. From October 8th-12th, Ulzii Luvsanbat & I took part in various customer interactions in Seoul, Korea. The main target of this visit was to update the Korean developers about our team’s strategy as well as presenting the new Visual C++ 2008 features. ...
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Visual C++ has left the building (again) – destination Germany (after TechEd Developer Europe.)

HelloIt is time for our next field trip - to meet customers face-to-face, to talk about "Visual Studio 2008 and Beyond" and get feedback on our plans going forward. This time Steve Teixeira and Ale Contenti will be visiting Germany right after TechEd Developers Europe. The event will be held on 15th November at:Hilton Munich Park HotelAm ...
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Hello World? Quick Advice On Design Specifications

Alvin Chardon, VC++ IDE QA member here.  In thinking about ways of introducing the Visual C++ culture to our customers, I’ve decided to share a story.  Around 6 months ago, the Visual C++ IDE QA Team hired its newest SDET.  I was excited to hear my lead wanted me to be his mentor.  Having worked on the Visual C++ Team...
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