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  • 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: ASP.NET MVC 3, NuGet, IIS Express, SQL CE 4, Web Farm Framework, Orchard, WebMatrix released

    Last week, Microsoft released more than six new or upgraded products! All these products enhance developing for the Web, from professional developers with ASP.NET MVC3 and NuGet to novice users with WebMatrix. And the best news: they are all free. ASP.NET MVC 3 (now with Razor support, amongst other...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 named Best Rich Internet Application (RIA) Platform by InfoWorld

    Some great news to share. Yesterday InfoWorld published “ InfoWorld’s 2011 Technology of the Year Awards ” in which Silverlight 4 has been named as the “Best Rich Internet Application (RIA) Platform”. As InfoWorld writes (excerpt), see full slide here : “… Right now, we favor Silverlight . In the two...
  • Blog Post: Web Camp Belgium: join online and breakfast is on us!

    Can’t make it to the Web Camp Belgium in-person (Monday January 24th)? Hurry up and you might get a free breakfast delivered to your company/community to watch the keynote and sessions via live stream . We don’t want you to miss anything so get a small group together and enjoy the show! How does this...
  • Blog Post: Web Camp Belgium update: new speaker and more of Scott Hanselman!

    On January 24th 2011 we are organizing the first Web Camp Belgium event. Scott Hanselman has confirmed his presence, and now with some changes to other confirmed speakers we will have a full two hour keynote by Scott. The keynote will cover all that is new with the Microsoft Web Platform. In addition...
  • Blog Post: Register for the next MSDN Live Meetings in January and February

    On January 18 and February 1 the first two MSDN Live Meetings of 2011 will take place, both focusing on the Windows Azure Platform. Every attendee of either Live Meeting will get a FREE Cloud Power T-shirt . Jan. 18, 2011: The Windows Azure Platform: Overview and New Features Join this MSDN Live Meeting...
  • 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: New Windows Azure Platform Features Available Today

    Building out an infrastructure that supports your web service or application can be expensive, complicated and time consuming. Whether you need to forecast the highest possible demand, build out the network to support your peak times, getting the right servers in place at the right time or managing and...
  • Blog Post: Quick tip [link]: Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide now available

    Last week the Patterns & Practices team announced the availability of the Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide. The guide describes a scenario around a fictitious company named Tailspin that has decided to include Windows Phone 7 as a client device for their existing cloud-based application. The book...
  • Blog Post: Do you have IT in your DNA?

    Try and win a Windows Phone 7 or one of the many other IT prizes! Are you an IT Professional, a Developer, an Architect or a Designer? Whatever your preferred computer language, show us that you have IT in your DNA! You will maybe win a Microsoft Windows Phone 7 or one of the many other IT prizes! How...
  • Blog Post: Quick tip [link]: Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta has been announced

    Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta has been announced by Jason Zander and S. Somasegar . SP1 becomes available to the public in two phases: MSDN Subscribers can get the download as of now General public will be able to download the Service Pack as of December 9th 2010 Improvements include IntelliTrace...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 5 features, firestarter keynote and sessions resources

    Last week folks from all around the world attended the online or in-person keynote during the Silverlight Firestarter event in Redmond. Scott Guthrie did the opening keynote in which Silverlight 5 was shown to the public for the first time. The rest of the Firestarter event were in-depth sessions about...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure SDK 1.3 and the new Windows Azure Management Portal Now Available

    At PDC10 last month, we announced a host of enhancements for Windows Azure designed to make it easier for customers to run existing Windows applications on Windows Azure, enable more affordable platform access and improve the Windows Azure developer and IT Professional experience. Today, we're happy...
  • 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: See the next version of Silverlight – live streaming event on December 2, 2010

    During the Silverlight Firestarter event on December 2 nd 2010, Scott Guthrie is set to deliver the opening keynote and show you the future of Siverlight . That’s right, the next version of Silverlight! For Belgium, book your time to watch the keynote on December 2 nd at 6PM. Register online...
  • Blog Post: Quick tip [link]: Enabling IE9 Beta UI features in Platform Preview 6

    As I blogged earlier, Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 is out. As with previous editions, the Platform Preview does not give you any UI like you get with the beta. However, there is a ‘secret’ switch you can use to give the Platform Preview the same UI features as the Beta. Ars Technica has a post...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Project call at the MIC (Mons)

    Need assistance in getting around your Windows Phone 7 project? The Microsoft Innovation Center in Mons is organizing a Call for Projects with an incredible amount of supporting activities lined up: Getting cheaper access to developer device Training sessions (full day events) on Windows Phone 7 and...
  • 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: Silverlight going forward

    Last Friday during PDC 2010, President of the Server and Tools Division at Microsoft, Bob Muglia was interviewed by Mary-Jo Foley on HTML5 and Silverlight. The way in which the interview was interpreted has caused some feedback from the Belgian MSDN community and we feel it appropriate to point you...
  • 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 - Platform Preview 6 is out

    IE9 Platform Previews have been out since March 2010, with a new version hitting the site every eight weeks more or less. Even after the release of Internet Explorer 9 Beta, in September 2010, this is still no different. The platform previews deliver new rendering updates so they are the most up to date...
  • Blog Post: Quick tip: using the WP Connect utility instead of Zune client (Windows Phone 7)

    Deploying and debugging your Windows Phone 7 applications on a device requires Zune client software to be running. However, Zune client software blocks access to your local media database making it impossible to debug anything using media APIs. This may include photo choosers and launchers, XNA and Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: REMIX10: (r)Experience the conference with full recorded content online

    REMIX10 Belgium took place at the end of September 2010 in De Montil, Affligem. We managed to bring together a great combination of Microsoft Corp speakers as well as some local community speakers. As traditionally with REMIX events, two content tracks were available: Web Developer and User Experience...
  • Blog Post: Don’t miss PDC 2010, wherever you are

    Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2010 is almost here: next Thursday 28th and Friday 29th October the conference is taking place in Redmond at the Microsoft campus. While only a select group of people has had the chance to get a ticket to personally attend, don’t let this assume you’ll miss...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Day 2010 registrations open

    For the third year in a row the Belgian SQL Server User Group is organizing SQL Server Day, together with Microsoft and their partners. This year the event takes place on Thursday December 2nd 2010, at the San Marco Village near Antwerp. The event will cover topics like SQL Azure, SQL Server 2008 R2...
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