March 15th 2017: C++ Code Productivity with Visual Studio 2017

Job Fair

Folks we are going to try something a bit different this month. AeroTek will be available at 6:00 PM to talk to anyone looking for a job in more detail then we have done in the past. If you are looking for a job please bring a resume and show up early to get some 1:1 time with the recruiters!!!

Time and Location

NOTE: We are in Building 41, Townsend this month. This is NOT our normal meeting room!!!

March 15th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Microsoft Campus,
16071 NE 36th Way,
Redmond, WA 98052.


An overview of what’s new in Visual Studio 2017 for C++ developers. Take advantage of improvements to productivity tools like IntelliSense, Go To, and Find All References, see the latest debugging enhancements, and learn more about the brand new from-the-ground-up installation experience. Going even further, you can learn about our new “Open Folder” mode, which lets you bypass the usual VS project system to open any folder with C++ code, as well as our investments in CMake support, to help you get working in CMake-based projects more easily. Visual Studio 2017 also comes with substantial performance improvements to save you time, better standard conformance in the C++ compiler and a set of workloads focused around different types of cross-platform projects targeting Linux, Windows, iOS or Android.


Augustin Popa is a Program Manager on the Visual Studio C++ team. He works on the developer productivity experience, constantly looking for ways to save developers time in their day that can be better spent on other things. Productivity encompasses IntelliSense, code editing and navigation, refactoring, code visualization, formatting, and more. Feel free to send some feedback his way as well about Visual Studio if there is something you’d like Microsoft to work on.


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A Word From Our Sponsor

Aerotek is one of the largest staffing firms in the US today, and specializes in staffing for contract, contract to direct, and direct hire placements in a variety of industries and skill sets. Our local Technical Recruiting staff specializes in placing entry level to senior manager level individuals in a variety of industries including Aerospace, Medical Device, Industrial, and Consumer products with a focus on embedded engineering skill sets to include Hardware, Firmware, and Embedded Software and Test Engineering professionals from initial concept to final product release. We also staff for placements as Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing, Process, Program and Project Management, and Quality Engineering skill sets to work in manufacturing and R&D companies in the greater Seattle area.