@vasci_: Thanks for your input and I'll pass on your feedback to the product team. Appreciate your upgrading to 16.0 and I'll keep you posted if there's any new update from the team as well.
I just wanted to voice my personal disappointment with the response given above. I don't see how you can, at any point in time, have a version of a product that is fundamentally unusable with Visual Studio 2015. It is virtually unthinkable that a major company such as Intel allows such a situation to develop in the first place.
Pardon the inconvenience. The original VS2015 was fully tested with the 15.X compiler but unfortunately MS introduced these breaking changes in VS2015 which came about after the 16.0 version was already launched. These new changes in VS2015 update 1 were addressed in the latest shipping product, which is 16.0 compiler (part of the 2016 suite products). Therefore our recommendation for resolving this issue is for you to upgrade to the 16.X version.
Is it feasible for you to upgrade to the 16.0 compiler version? Appreciate your input so I can escalate and pass on your input to the product team accordingly, appreciate much..