Cross-Platform MSBuild

Over on the .NET Blog: MSBuild is going cross-platform with .NET Core! The core principles of MSBuild haven’t changed much since it was launched in 2005, but the technology around MSBuild has evolved: multi-core processors are common-place now, much of our computing and storage needs are now met by cloud services with virtually unlimited resources, and… Read more

C++ Compiler Front-End Fixes In VS2015

This is a quick glance at C++ compiler front-end bugs resolved that were reported on the Microsoft Connect portal. We’re happy to say that we have fixed over 750 Connect feedback bugs in Visual Studio 2015 RTM since its first CTP release middle of last year.   These only include the front-end portion of compiler; it does… Read more

How is your experience developing graphics apps?

Hello, my name is Rong Lu. I’m a PM on Visual C++ team working on graphics development features in VS, including asset designers, templates, graphics diagnostics, etc.. In preparation for planning for graphics tooling capabilities in the next version of Visual Studio, we’re trying to understand the needs of graphics developers better. We’d love to hear… Read more

Roaming Settings: Give Us Your Feedback!

Let’s kick off 2013 with a survey J We have been researching roaming Visual Studio settings and have a few questions that will help gain insights into what the best experience would be. We have created a survey ( aimed at understanding Visual Studio settings usage patterns and gathering feedback. The survey should take less… Read more

Targeting Windows XP with C++ in Visual Studio 2012

We recently announced the Visual Studio 2012 product lineup and platform support, and as a part of this announcement we mentioned that we were evaluating options for enabling C++ developers to build applications in Visual Studio 2012 that run on Windows XP without requiring side-by-side installation of Visual Studio 2010. Today I would like to… Read more

VC++ Developer Survey

As we wrap up Visual Studio 2010, we are starting to plan the next release of Visual C++. Our goal is to make Visual C++ a product that meets your needs. Thus we need your help.   We would like to better understand what you do. Please take a few minutes and answer the survey… Read more