Microsoft Announces Native Visual Studio On Arm

Microsoft has announced plans for an end-to-end Arm native toolchain including full Visual Studio 2022, Visual Studio Code, Visual C++, Windows Subsystem for Linux, Windows Subsystem for Android, and .NET.


The announcement was made during Microsoft’s Build 2022 conference, where they also announced “Project Volterra”, a Windows 11 on Arm development kit.

At this time, Visual Studio can run on ARM-powered devices through x64 emulation, although some features are not currently supported on ARM. Microsoft has not recommended running Visual Studio on devices using ARM processors, and instead recommends remotely targeted ARM devices. The new native Visual Studio for Arm will overcome this restriction. The upcoming Visual Studio preview will run natively on Arm64 Windows 11 and support building and debugging Arm64 applications directly on Arm-based devices. Besides the “native toolchain”, Microsoft also promised Arm64 support in OpenJDK, Python, LLVM, Node and Git.

Microsoft made other Arm-related announcements during Build, including Project Volterra, a new device powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon, which is based on Arm.

Microsoft claims that by using Project Volterra, you will be able to explore many AI scenarios through the new Qualcomm Neural Processing SDK for Windows toolkit, which was announced by Qualcomm at the same time.

The Qualcomm Neural Processing SDK for Windows o Snapdragon can be used by developers to run one or more neural network models trained in Caffe/Caffe2, ONNX, TensorFlow, TensorFlow Lite and Pytorch under Windows on Snapdragon platforms. It provides tools for model conversion and execution as well as APIs for targeting the core. The SDK supports convolutional neural networks and custom layers.

Microsoft says the next preview of Visual Studio, including Arm support, will be available in the coming weeks.

More information

Visual Studio website

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