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Download Visual Studio 2013
Download Visual Studio 2013
Get the great new features in Visual Studio 2013, including innovative editor enhancements such as P... more
Thursday, Oct 17
Build faster, high performing native applications using PGO
Build faster, high performing native applications using PGO
Learn about the Profile Guided Optimization (PGO) runtime compiler optimization.
Monday, Apr 29
Trip Report: ISO C++ Spring 2013 Meeting
Trip Report: ISO C++ Spring 2013 Meeting
Read Herb Sutter's report from the Spring meeting of the ISO C++ standards committee.
Monday, Apr 29
Developing an app with the Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit, part 1 of 3
Developing an app with the Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit, part 1 of 3
Learn how to develop a 3-D dice roller app by using the Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit.
Wednesday, Apr 17
Using XAML with DirectX and C++ in Windows Store apps
Using XAML with DirectX and C++ in Windows Store apps
Read this article to learn about the DirectX-XAML interop feature of the Windows Runtime.
Wednesday, Apr 17

Visual C++ Resources

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C++ on Channel 9
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C++ Runtime for Sideloaded Windows 8.1 apps
A while ago we posted about ho... more
Friday, Aug 1
Visual C++ Bytes Redux
Be sure to check out the third... more
Tuesday, Jul 29
Using Boost Libraries in Windows Store and Phone Applications
Boost contains a lot of high q... more
Friday, Jul 18
CTP2 for Visual Studio "14" Now Available
You have probably already hear... more
Tuesday, Jul 8

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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is Here
Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 mark the next generation of developer tools from Microsoft. Be sure to download Beta 2 and let us know what you think.

Visual C++ 2010 Samples
Learn about the new tools and technologies coming in Visual C++ 2010.

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Other Resources

Windows Developer Center

At the Windows Developer Center, you can learn all about developing on Windows.

Code Gallery Code Gallery

Download or share sample applications or code snippets.

CodePlex CodePlex

Microsoft's open source project-hosting site.

MSDN Magazine MSDN Magazine

Read in-depth articles on C++.

Channel 9 Visual C++ Content on Channel 9
Watch videos and connect with your peers – it's all about the conversation.
DevLabs DevLabs

Explore the projects that we are experimenting with in our labs, and let us know if they inspire you.

patterns & practices

Use Microsoft's proven practices for software engineering.

Ramp Up Ramp Up

Ramp Up is a free, online, community-based learning program that will help you build professional development skills.