Vacation in Cairo, Egypt.

Following my yearly tradition, I am spending the holidays in Cairo, Egypt with the family. It is really sunny here. It is great to have a break from the rain in SeattleJ. I will be staying in Cairo till the mid of January.     A couple of days ago I paid a visit to…


Visual C++ Orcas Forums

You can now discuss all VC++ Orcas releated issues at the VC++ Orcas MSDN Forums. The current Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” September 2006 CTP contains new features. The VC++ team blog includes more details. The VC++ Team will be monitoring such forum and looking forward to your input. Thanks, Ayman Shoukry


Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1 — VC++ Team

On August 15, 2006, this release became available to the public and can be downloaded or obtained on CD (sites to obtain the Service Pack are listed below). Review the list of included hotfixes: Details about the Service Pack:;en-us;924009 Download the Service Pack:, Ayman Shoukry


VC++ IDE: Past, Present & Future

If you want to know more about the VC++ IDE, make sure to watch Shankar’s channel9 video at Thanks,Ayman Shoukry


VC++ 2005 IDE Tips and Tricks

Brois Jabes, a program manager on the VC++ team talks about a number of tips and tricks C++ developers can take advantage of when using VC++ 2005 IDE. Check out his Channel9 video at Thanks,Ayman ShoukryVC++ Team


Take a look at the

slow chat at The VC++ team talked about the future of VC++ and plans to come. ThanksAyman ShoukryVC++ Team  

Join our slow chat on Visual C++

During the week of June 19th, the Visual C++ team will be hosting a slow chat titled “Visual C++: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” on CodeGuru ( Please come join us at: Thanks,  Ayman

Visual C++ Team Blog

The Visual C++ Team has started a team blog at This is a great step for directly communicating with C++ developers in the community. Thanks,  Ayman