Hello from the trenches of Orcas

Hi! My name is Martyn Lovell, and I’m the development lead on the Visual C++ Libraries team. You might have seen me blog before, (though I never seem to manage to get regular enough). You might also have caught me recently on video on Channel 9. I wanted to give everyone a quick update on… Read more

MASM available as a free download

Microsoft has made its x86 assembler available as a free download.  The Microsoft Macro Assembler 8.0 (MASM) is a tool that compiles x86 assembly language programs and generates corresponding binaries. Assembly language programs built with MASM can be edited and debugged using Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition.  The MASM download can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7A1C9DA0-0510-44A2-B042-7EF370530C64&displaylang=en… Read more

Bug Submission Guidelines

For the Orcas release we want to only fix bugs that won’t create barriers to adoption. We have created a set of guidelines that describe high severity and adoption blocking bugs. Essentially, in each of the below subsystems we will try to minimize the overall number of changes. Internally, we refer to systems where there won’t… Read more

MSDN Feedback Bug Prioritization

During the past few months, the Visual C++ team allocated many of its development resources towards addressing bugs submitted through the MSDN Feedback Center.  In fact, almost 90% of these bugs were fixed and will ship as part of Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (also known as SP1).  Our goal is to be the… Read more

Visual C++ Community Content

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 (www.codeguru.com).  A slow chat takes place in a discussion forum over a period of days rather than occurring in real time as… Read more

Announcing the Visual C++ Team Blog

Welcome to the Visual C++ team blog!  As you can tell by the name, this blog will provide commentary from members of the Visual C++ development, test and program management teams.  Our goals are to keep you posted on product planning, feature development and other interesting news from the world of Visual C++.  We’ll do… Read more