Why You Should Use the Build Utility
The Build utility provides many advantages over manually creating your own make or NMAKE files. The following are the benefits of using the Build utility:
The Build utility isolates all target-dependent information in a centralized location (including header and library include paths, compiler names and switches, and linker switches).
You can build products for multiple hardware platforms without specifying target-specific information.
The Build utility guarantees a consistent build with unchanging characteristics. This is important when you have multiple files to build, when many .exe files are generated, and when multiple developers work on a single project.
Build date: 5/3/2011