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The Magic of Going Native 2012 Starts Today!

UPDATE: We are already streaming live!! Are you guys ready? This is the agenda for this event happening during today and tomorrow. Day 1 – C++11 Today Day 2 – C++11 Today and Tomorrow   The event will be available for live streaming and on demand!! We’ll see you then...
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Announcing Wrox’s Professional C++, 2nd Edition

Greetings! I’m Marc Gregoire, a Microsoft MVP VC++ since 2007, and I’m pleased to tell you that I’ve finished work on my book “Professional C++, Second Edition”. This second edition includes the latest C++ standard, C++11, and is based on the great first edition written by Nicholas A. Solter, Scott J. Kleper. The book is published...
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C++11 Features in Visual C++ 11

UPDATE - March 2, 2012: the range-based for-loop and override/final v1.0 have been implemented in VC11 Beta. There's a new C++ Standard and a new version of Visual C++, and it's time to reveal what features from the former we're implementing in the latter!Terminology notes: During its development, the new C++ Standard was (optimistically...
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Developing Windows Applications in C++ (Articles Series)

We got just published “Developing Windows Applications in C++”,  an article series created by C++ Most Valuable Professional Kate Gregory. This material is aimed at C++ developers who want to learn how to write Windows applications. It won’t teach you C++, or how to use Windows as an end user. But if you know C++ and ...
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TechEd 2011: Modern Native C++ Development for Maximum Productivity

TechEd 2011 North America took place in Atlanta a few weeks ago. If you missed, its sessions are posted in Channel 9. The one we highlight here, Modern Native C++ Development for Maximum Productivity, was delivered by C++ MVP Kate Gregory. If you are a follower of this blog you may already know Kate. The thing I liked most about this ...
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Rock Hard: C++ Evolving

Hi, I’m Boris Jabes, senior program manager lead on the Visual C++ team. Last month I delivered a session at DevDays 2011 Netherlands, taking a fresh perspective on C++0x (or should I say, C++11) and the power of modern native programming. Unlike talks we've done previously, I didn't go over every new feature in our compiler or in the...
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Herb Sutter Shares Perspectives on the New C++ Standard

Hi, I’m Charles Torre, Sr. Technographer with Channel 9. I’m back with an interview made last week with Herb Sutter, Principal Architect on the Visual C++ team at Microsoft and chairman of the ISO committee which recently approved the final technical changes to the C++0x standard – the publication of which is expected this summer. Go...
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