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  • Blog Post: 10K Apart: The Responsive Edition Contest open for participation

    Our colleagues from the MIX Online team in collaboration with An Event Apart just launched the second 10K Apart contest . Last year the contest was a big success with 350+ entries in a month’s time. This year, the contest is themed to Responsive web design. Meet 10K Apart: The Responsive Edition . How...
  • Blog Post: Write HTML5 and CSS3 with Visual Studio 2010 – download the free Standards Update today

    Some folks at Microsoft are just great. Take Mads Kristensen and some folks in his team: last week they released a free update to Visual Studio 2010 SP1 that delivers better support for writing standards web pages. In essence, the extension adds Intellisense support for HTML5 and CSS3, following the...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Web Camp Belgium on 6 April 2011: free registration open now

    During the first Web Camp Belgium in January we asked you to indicate your interest in future Web Camps. Response was huge and many of you pointed out HTML5 and related technologies. So here is our answer: on April 6th we’ll be hosting the first HTML5 Web Camp in Belgium with a full afternoon of sessions...
  • Blog Post: MIX 2011: register with early bird and vote for Belgian sessions

    In just over two months the biggest Microsoft web and UX conference is taking place in Las Vegas: MIX 2011 from April 12 to 14 . We have just announced the keynote speakers, first pre-conference boot camps and opened up registration, so now is the time to register! What is MIX 2011? MIX is a gathering...
  • Blog Post: Web Camp Belgium on 24 January with Scott Hanselman and James Senior: attend or watch online

    Microsoft Web Camps are free events that allow you to learn and build on the Microsoft Web Platform. Good news: Web Camps are coming to Belgium! The Belgian Web Camp event on 24th of January 2011 is a full-day event where will hear from Microsoft experts on the latest components of the platform, including...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Webcafe #1 – Resources and notes

    Yesterday we organized the first Microsoft Webcafe at the Palm Breweries in Steenhuffel. I was really happy to see familiar and lots of unfamiliar faces join this new informal web professionals get-together. Check out some of the pictures on our Facebook page. Palm Breweries was quite a fitting location...
  • Blog Post: IIS Media Services 4.0 released, support for multiple devices

    Earlier this week, the media team released Internet Information Services (IIS) Media Services 4.0. As Chris Knowlton blogs , this latest release brings quite a number of new features, including low-latency delivery and support for multiple devices. Quoting from Chris’ post: One Encoding Format, One Server...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Tile using theme’s color as background (Windows Phone 7)

    The Windows Phone 7 Start screen default tiles like e-mail and agenda use the current Theme color with a visual and text in white. Depending on the theme color, whether it’s set to Dark or Light, white content will always on the Tile’s foreground color. As I was working on a personal project this weekend...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Beta is here: download and experiment

    Internet Explorer 9 Beta is here, and it’s here for you to try out. Yesterday we had the official beta launch event in San Francisco, with our own local event in Belgium. Download now ! With a bunch of new features, the team has focused on three main areas: Performance, with a new JavaScript engine ...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Analytics Framework

    If you have been building Silverlight applications for public facing sites, chances are you need to measure its usage and in that way maybe monetize. Until now if you wanted to integrate analytics into Silverlight you were left to extra development effort or integration with JavaScript calls to the host...
  • Blog Post: Free Web Application Toolkits – Three extra toolkits released

    Web Application Toolkits are a set of ready to use kits with samples and controls that help ASP.NET developers quickly work out common web scenarios. While you’ll find more reusable components if using ASP.NET on your site you can still take advantage of the samples and scripts to reuse these on non...
  • Blog Post: The SketchFlow Conversations – Structure of a SketchFlow Project

    Also in this series: The SketchFlow Conversations - Overview and Intro SketchFlow projects can be either in WPF of Silverlight. Let’s focus on a Silverlight version here and look at the differences of a SkechFlow project between other ‘normal’ Silverlight projects. The project on file A Silverlight SketchFlow...
  • Blog Post: The SketchFlow Conversations– Overview and Intro

    In this Expression Blend SketchFlow series of posts I will be addressing different aspects of creating interactive prototypes and move to a production project. The idea to do a blog post on this subject came after discussing with some folks at a Silverlight training and events we held in Belgium in October...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Beta – Overview of the new features

    Yesterday, during the keynote at the Professional Developers Conference the new Silverlight 4 beta was announced. To tell you the truth I’m really impressed with the number of new features that the team has been able to deliver in beta form just a good 3 months after the release of Silverlight 3 last...
  • Blog Post: MS Web Platform Installer & Gallery – extensibility for your own non-public apps and products

    The Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a great tool to automate the installation of web developer tools, framework, web server and database. In case you haven’t see this you I encourage you to take a look at http://www.microsoft.com/web . This is also something we showed during the REMIX 2009...
  • Blog Post: REMIX 2009 – all recorded sessions now online

    ReMix Brussels 2009 was held at the end of September 2009. We had a great day with a general opening keynote and eight technical sessions on Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC, Expression Blend and general UX around Surface. Four speakers from Microsoft corp joined us in Brussels and continued on to Helsinki ...
  • Blog Post: Start to Silverlight – jumpstart your first project with coaching and training event

    Something I thought may be worth a short blog post: the Partner department is organizing a Start to Silverlight training next week. The event is called Start to Silverlight , taking place on 29th and 30th of October 2009 at the Microsoft Innovation Center in Mons. Why is this more than a training? To...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 8 – Webslices and Accelerators Belux Contest is on!

    This fall we’re giving you not one but two chances to win a netbook and other prizes! Next to the Belux Silverlight contest we are also launching the “Internet Explorer 8 – Webslices & Accelerators Contest”. Webslices Webslices allow your site visitors to subscribe to portions of information on your...
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