CodePlex VS 2013 Refresh

Now that VS 2013 has shipped, Windows 8.1 SDK is finished, and Windows 8.1 has hit GA–see this post for details–, I’ve made new releases of my CodePlex projects. Here is a summary of the changes since the last time I blogged about these projects. All these updates includes the .props files needed to use the…

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DirectXMath 3.06

DirectXMath version 3.06 is included in the release of VS 2013. You can use this with VS 2012 or VS 2010 as well via the standalone Windows 8.1 SDK. The high-level What’s New is covered on MSDN, but here is a more technical summary of the changes between DirectXMath 3.03 in the VS 2012 / Windows 8.0…

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Visual Studio 2013 and Windows 8.1 SDK RTM are now available

Visual Studio 2013 RTM is now available. The VS 2013 RTM Redistribution packages are also available (x86, x64, ARM), as well as the Remote Debugging Tools (x86, x64, ARM). For more information, see the Visual C++ team blog, Somasegar’s blog, and the Visual Studio team blog. VS 2013 RTM includes the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK)…

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A Brief History of Windows SDKs

A common source of confusion for Windows development is the Windows SDK naming scheme. For example: Can someone use the “Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5” to target Windows XP? The recommendation is for developers to use the latest version of the Windows SDK they can for access to the latest…

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