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Project Austin Part 5 of 6: Shadow Rendering

When we designed the user experience of Austin, we spent quite some time thinking about the different page views and layouts, and how to transition between them.  We wanted to create an immersive experience where the user can manipulate and navigate Austin's pages in an intuitive way; pages zoom in and out in 3D with pinch gestures, and ...
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Project Austin Part 4 of 6: C++ AMP acceleration

Hello, I am Amit Agarwal, a developer on the C++ AMP team. C++ AMP is a new technology available in Visual Studio 2012 that enables C++ developers to make the best use of available heterogeneous computing resources in their applications from within the same C++ sources and the VS IDE they use for programming the CPU. Austin is a digital note-...
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C++ AMP Resources

Hopefully by now you have heard of C++ AMP. C++ AMP is a modern C++ library (plus a key new language feature) that ships with Visual Studio 2012 and it lets you take advantage of accelerators, such as the GPU, for compute purposes. Think data parallelism, but at a massive level, accelerated by powerful hardware. If you need more motivation on ...
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Boris Jabes on Game Development and Other Demons

Hi, I’m Charles Torre, Sr. Technographer with Channel 9. I recently interviewed Boris Jabes, a fun Visual C++ Program Manager guy to talk to. After a brief discussion of IntelliSense in VC++ –Boris has the distinction of being the first guy to share the news about the removal of C++/CLI IntelliSense support in VC10, we move on to ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 General Availability

If you guys follow Jason Zander’s (Visual Studio corporate Vice President) blog, you learned two days ago that the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 whose Beta had been released last December achieved final release stage. Today is generally available (last Tuesday was only for MSDN subscribers). You can get it from here. Let’s ...
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The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 3 (Jan 15, 2011) Is Out

 We just released the third issue of The Visual C++ Weekly. For technical reasons, from the original list of articles, there are two that weren’t caught and got lost but we’ll make sure to include them in the fourth issue (to appear next Saturday, January 22). This issue contains an Intel concurrency demo based on the ...
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