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Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.7 Preview 2—Christine Ruana

Today Microsoft released the second preview of the next update: Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7:

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.7 Preview 2

by Christine Ruana

C++ Standards Conformance Highlights (detailed C++ release notes here):

Implemented Template argument deduction for class templates:

​pair p{2, 2.5};

Full implementation of Expression SFINAE

Expand the using declaration to support pack expansion semantics for variadic base class members

Implemented parallel algorithms conforming to the ISO C++17 standard

 

Spectre mitigations in MSVC—Andrew Pardoe

If you are a developer whose code operates on data that crosses a trust boundary then you should consider recompiling your code with the /Qspectre switch:

Spectre mitigations in MSVC

by Andrew Pardoe

From the article:

Microsoft is aware of a new publicly disclosed class of vulnerabilities, called “speculative execution side-channel attacks,” that affect many operating systems and modern processors, including processors from Intel, AMD, and ARM...

MSVC code optimizer improvements in Visual Studio 2017 versions 15.5 and 15.3—Gratian Lup

An update on the significant progress the Visual C++ code optimizer made in the past year, focused mostly on the features released in the 15.3 and 15.5 versions:

MSVC code optimizer improvements in Visual Studio 2017 versions 15.5 and 15.3

by Gratian Lup

From the article:

Compared to VS2015 Update 3, VS2017 15.5 provides on average an 8.9% increase in runtime speed in the SPEC 2017 benchmark..

C++ Core Check improvements in Visual Studio 2017 15.5—Sergiy Oryekhov

In Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 4 the team has refreshed the C++ Core Guidelines Check extension for native code static analysis tools:

C++ Core Check improvements in Visual Studio 2017 15.5

by Sergiy Oryekhov

From the article:

Most of the work since 15.3 has been focused on new rules that will help developers starting new projects write safer C++ and those with legacy projects move toward safer, modern C++...