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Microsoft Announces Quarterly Dividend Increase

Annual shareholders meeting set for Dec. 13, 2022 REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 20, 2022 — Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.68 per share, reflecting a 6 cent or 10% increase over the previous quarter’s dividend. The dividend is payable Dec. 8, 2022, to shareholders of […]
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The Future Of C++ Compiler Diagnostics In MSVC And Visual Studio

We are working hard on improving the diagnostics experience in MSVC and Visual Studio. We began this work in Visual Studio 2022 version 17.3 and while not everything is ready yet, we would like to share the early progress.
Motivation &
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Announcing .NET 7 Release Candidate 1

.NET 7 Release Candidate 1 is the first of two release candidates that developers can now use in production. This post recaps major features included in the fastest .NET version to date.
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Dev Containers For C++ In Visual Studio

We are happy to share with you that we have added Dev Container support In Visual Studio 2022 17.4 for C++ projects using CMake Presets.

Containers are a great way to package up everything for running an application. Through a Dockerfile all prerequisites are captured so that there is a consistent runtime environment anywhere the container is deployed and run Dev Containers expand this concept to capture everything necessary for developing and building an application in the container.
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Vcpkg Environment Activation In Visual Studio

In Visual Studio 2022 17.4 vcpkg environments will now automatically activate. A vcpkg environment is described by a manifest that captures the artifacts necessary for building your application (learn more about vcpkg artifacts). Today the vcpkg artifact experience is focused on embedded developers,
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Microsoft Teams Assignments Service’s Journey To .NET 6

The Assignments and Grades features in Teams have seen exponential growth in usage as schools around the world have undergone a digital transformation. To better meet the needs of teachers and students, we have recently migrated our backend service to .NET 6.
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Integrating C++ Header Units Into Office Using MSVC (1/n)

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C++20 has had a lot to offer and one feature in particular requires the most thought of all when integrating into our projects: C++ modules (or C++ header units in this particular case). In this blog we will show a real world case of integrating a new C++20 feature into a large codebase that we might all be familiar with.
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Arm64 Performance Improvements In .NET 7

.NET 7 introduces a plethora of performance improvements for developers including developers targeting Arm64 devices. In this blog I break down everything you need to know about the improvements in .NET 7.
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.NET Now On Windows Package Manager

.NET is now available to install through the Windows Package Manager (Winget). Read all about how what it is, how to install, and more.
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Microsoft C++ Team At CppCon 2022

The Microsoft C++ team has an exciting lineup of sessions at CppCon 2022. Many of us will also be present at our team’s booth in the main hall for the first two days of the conference. Come say hi and let us know if you have any questions about our talks,
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Kick Off Your Adventures In Disney Dreamlight Valley

Gamers can now begin their adventures in Disney Dreamlight Valley if they’re an Xbox Game Pass member or have purchased a Founder’s Pack Edition for Windo
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Importing ST Projects Into Visual Studio Code

In the world of Arm microcontrollers there are many silicon vendors, one of the largest is STMicroelectronics. ST has a large catalog of available devices with many capabilities as well as supporting development boards for evaluating them. They also produce STM32CubeIDE,
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Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25193

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25193 to the Dev Channel.
TL;DR

We’re beginning to roll out Xbox subscription management in Settings to Windows In

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The New Sidebar In Microsoft Edge Helps You Multitask Smarter

At Microsoft Edge, we’re always thinking of ways to help you make the most of your time online – and often times, this involves multitasking. But, multitasking is hard to do well – you start with writing an email, and then you toggle to another
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Update To Windows Subsystem For Android™ On Windows 11 (August 2022)

Hello Windows Insiders,
Today we are shipping an update for Windows Subsystem for Android™ on Windows 11 to all Windows Insider channels (U.S. and Japan only). This update (version 2207.40000.8.0) will improve general input issues
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Microsoft Joins NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Initiative To Help Improve America’s Readiness And Response To Weather Events

Microsoft announced today that it has joined the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This initiative is NOAA’s successful,
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New Official Trailer For Minecraft Legends Released At Gamescom

Gamers looking forward to Minecraft Legends, the upcoming action strategy game set to expand the Minecraft universe, have a new trailer to feast their eyes upon. Released at gamescom, the "Fi
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Vcpkg August 2022 Release Is Now Available: CMake Version Update, Updated FAQ, Cross-compilation Fix For Apple Silicon

The August 2022 release of the vcpkg package manager is available. This blog post summarizes changes from July 25th, 2022 to August 14th, 2022 for the Microsoft/vcpkg and Microsoft/vcpkg-tool GitHub repos.

Some stats for this period:
8 new ports were added to the open-source registry.
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Updates To Visual Studio Build Tools License For C And C++ Open-Source Projects

Visual Studio Build Tools (VSBT) can now be used for compiling open-source C++ dependencies from source without requiring a Visual Studio license, even when you are working for an enterprise on a commercial or closed-source project.

This change expands user rights to the Build Tools and does not limit the existing Visual Studio Community license provisions around Open-Source development.
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Official Support For Arm64EC Is Here 

Last year, Microsoft announced x64 compatibility for Windows 11 on Arm, along with the new Arm64EC ABI, a new way to bring apps to Windows on Arm. With Arm64EC you can mix Arm and x64 code in the same process, allowing you to port existing x64 apps to Arm in an incremental way.
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Windows Package Manager 1.3

Today I get to announce Windows Package Manager 1.3 has been released. The team has been adding several enhancements to manifests to improve your package installation experience. We’ve enabled better package version reporting. A new setting allows verbose logs to be on by default.
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Sins Of A Solar Empire: Rebellion Strategy Game Now Available

Take the battle for galactic supremacy to its ultimate level in Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion – a standalone RT4X game that combines the tactics of real-time strategy with the dept
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Windows Terminal Preview 1.15 Release

Welcome back to another Windows Terminal release! This release updates Windows Terminal to version 1.14 and includes all of the features from this previous blog post. Additionally, Windows Terminal Preview is getting an update to version 1.15 and will include all the features detailed here.
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