Windows 10 April 2018 Update SDK

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update (a.k.a. Version 1803) is now available along with the Windows 10 SDK (10.0.17134). The new SDK can be installed via VS 2017 (15.7 update) or as a standalone installer. This release includes some updates to DirectX 12, DirectWrite, and DXGI. See What’s New in Windows 10 for developers, build…

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VS 2017 (15.5 update)

The Visual Studio 2017 (15.5 update) is now available for download, and you should see the ‘new update available’ notification in the coming weeks–you can also get the update now by downloading the ‘free trial’ version of the installer which will let you update your system. This is second major update to the 19.x C++…

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (a.k.a. Version 1710) will be released October 17 is now available. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK (10.0.16299) is now available and can be installed via VS 2017 (15.4) or as a standalone installer. This includes DirectXMath 3.11, updated DirectX 12, and updated Direct2D/DirectWrite. See What’s New in…

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Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) update

Since the release of Visual Studio 2017 in March, there have been two minor updates (15.1 and 15.2) per the new release rhythm. The first update (15.1) integrated the Windows 10 Creators Update SDK (15063), and the second update (15.2) included fixes for the IDE and tools. Neither of these updates included significant changes to…

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Windows 10 Creators Update SDK

The Windows 10 Creators Update (a.k.a. Version 1703) is now available along with a new Windows 10 SDK release. The Windows 10 Creators Update SDK (10.0.15063) can be installed via VS 2017 (15.1) or as a standalone installer. This includes DirectXMath 3.10 and updated versions of Direct3D 12, DXGI 1.6, Direct3D 11.4 Direct2D, and DirectWrite….

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Visual Studio 2017

Visual Studio 2017 RTM is now available for download, including the updated Community edition. The VS 2017 RTM Redistribution packages are also available (x86, x64), as well as the Remote Debugging Tools (x86, x64). For more information see the Visual C++ Team Blog and Visual Studio Team Blog. This version of Visual Studio includes a new lightweight installer….

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DirectX Tool Kit and C++/WinRT

The February 2017 releases of DirectX Tool Kit for DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 are now available on GitHub. In addition to various bug-fixes and a few minor improvements to the input classes (Mouse, Keyboard, and GamePad), the libraries now also support C++/WinRT applications for UWP and Xbox One. C++/WinRT language projections allow you to use…

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Visual Studio 2015 Update 3

VS 2015 Update 3 is now available for download, including the updated Community edition. The Visual C++ 2015 Update 3 Redistribution packages are also available (x86, x64), as well as the Remote Debugging Tools (x86, x64, ARM). For more information see the Visual Studio Team Blog. Be sure to read the release notes. Update: See…

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Visual Studio 2015 Update 2

VS 2015 Update 2 is now available for download, including the updated Community edition. The Visual C++ 2015 Update 2 Redistribution packages are also available (x86, x64), as well as the Remote Debugging Tools (x86, x64, ARM). For more information, see the Visual Studio Team blog. Be sure to read the MSDN page as well. Compiler…

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Visual Studio 2015 Update 1

VS 2015 Update 1 is now available for download, including the updated Community edition. The VS 2015 Update 1 Redistribution packages are also available (x86, x64), as well as the Remote Debugging Tools (x86, x64, ARM). For more information, see Brian Harry’s blog, the Visual C++ Team blog, and the Visual Studio Team blog. Be sure to read…

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