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  • Blog Post: Link dump: User Experience, Web Platform, Office System and more

    Here are some interesting links that I found while catching up on blogs: User Experience: Your Britain in pictures: BBC + Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth : The BBC is collaborating with Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth to create three- dimensional representations of some of the most dramatic buildings in...
  • Blog Post: Developing for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: 2 new articles

    A couple of weeks ago I reported that Patrick Tisseghem's book on SharePoint Server 2007 was available in bookstores. Well it looks he just couldn't stop writing! Now two new articles on " Development Tools and Techniques for Working with Code in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 " are available on MSDN...
  • Blog Post: June Update for the Office Compatibility Pack

    There's an updated version of the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats available. By installing the Compatibility Pack in addition to Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, or Office 2003, you will be able open, edit, and save files using the file formats new...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Connector joins Outlook 2007 and Windows Live Hotmail

    While still recovering at home after surgery I'm catching up on blogs and mail. I came accross a new connector to connect my Windows Live account with Outlook 2007 (my default email client). So far I've been using Windows Live Mail to read the email of my WIndows Live Hotmail account. Today I decided...
  • Blog Post: New downloads: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 VHD and Microsoft Office 2007 Professional VHD

    Using the power of virtualization, you can now quickly evaluate Microsoft and partner solutions through a series of pre-configured Virtual Hard Disks (VHDs). You can download the VHDs and evaluate them for free in your own environment without the need for dedicated servers or complex installations. Check...
  • Blog Post: Karine introduces a new release of the u2u CAML Query Builder

    Karine , CAML girl & consultant at u2u , and famous for the development of the U2U CAML Query Builder recently found some more time to start blogging. Today she introduced on her blog a new version of her CAML Query Builder which is now a SharePoint 2007 Feature instead of a Windows application....
  • Blog Post: I started reading "Inside Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007"!

    Towards the end of last year Patrick Tisseghem started writing a book on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 . Patrick did a great job writing this book while traveling the world and delivering day-in day-out sessions on MOSS2007. The good news is that since last week the book is out ! I pre-ordered...
  • Blog Post: BIWUG event on Records Management and BI with MOSS 2007

    For all the IW enthusiasts: the next BIWUG meeting is scheduled for Thursday April 26 th and will be held @Getronics premises (Genèvestraat 10 – 1140 Evere). The meeting has 2 main themes: Records Management with MOSS 2007 and Business Intelligence with MOSS 2007 . The more detailed agenda is as follows...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Event Luxembourg on Workflow in SharePoint Services and Server

    Next Tuesday, March 13th, we have an MSDN Event in Luxembourg on " Understanding Workflow in Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 ". The Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) which debuts with version 3.0 of the .NET Framework introduces a core set of workflow plumbing...
  • Blog Post: XAML and Web Content Management discussed at User Group Meetings

    For the community members Belgium, interested in XAML or Web Content Management - and not overflowed by Dev & IT-Pro Days 2007 work - there are two of our Belgian INETA user groups that organize an event this week: Wednesday March 7th 2007 The .NET User Group Brugge ACCB.NET organizes a meeting on...
  • Blog Post: 2 new bloggers for our Belgian community

    I'm happy to welcome two new Belgian technology bloggers to the blogosphere! Both are actively using the new Microsoft productivity and collaboration platform: Microsoft 2007 Office system . Kevin DeRudder is a u2u colleague of Jan Tielens , focusing on the web technologies ASP.NET and AJAX but also...
  • Blog Post: Ted Neward on Rich Office Client Applications

    Over on the InfoQ web site Ted Neward has published a new article on Rich Office Client Applications . " Rich Internet Applications (RIA's)" vs " rich client " or " smart client ": the user experience is driving the adoption of a hybrid client, using the best of both the client-side and the server-side...
  • Blog Post: SmartPart for SharePoint: now with AJAX support

    During last TechEd in Barcelona , Jan and Patrick delivered a session " Building Web Parts the Smart Way ", where they showed the power of the SmartPart . As we launched ASP.NET AJAX during the conference - which resulted in an AJAX pre-conference and 7 AJAX related sessions - there was quite some interest...
  • Blog Post: Interesting links from my unread RSS Feed Items

    Due to a busy travel schedule and working on the agenda of Dev & IT-Pro Days 2007 , I haven't been able to read all the posts from the blogs I'm subscribed to. But this week I've a couple of days of holidays, which allows me to catch up on "unread" RSS feeds. Here are the most interesting links I...
  • Blog Post: BIWUG membership is now free - New meetings announced!

    It's been a while since the last meeting of the Belgian Information Worker Group (BIWUG) but now they're ready to move forward at full speed. On the web site the upcoming meetings are being announced. The first meeting is taking place next week February 8th from 6:30 pm on, in the Microsoft Belux offices...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Launch: Praga Khan concert streaming in Second Life

    In my previous post I listed a number of Second Life locations where the live concert of Praga Khan will be streamed tonight. Meanwhile Miel has updated these locations. I re-post the locations below: Strawberry Estate, Miel's own chunk of land with a miniature Atomium in the garden. In every sphere...
  • Blog Post: Experience the Wow in Second Life!

    The upcoming weeks will be busy! Besides the visit of Scott Guthrie to Belgium I will be attending Designertopia in London, an internal technical training event in Seattle, WA. But first there's the the Belgian part of the Worldwide launch event Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Windows Live ! While the...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Virtual Lab for ISV innovation

    As part of the ISV training series, you can take advantage of MSDN Virtual Labs . This series of hands-on labs are hosted by Microsoft—so there's no need to format hard drives or dedicate computers, and nothing to install. With 35, no-cost lab modules to choose from, you're sure to find the training...
  • Blog Post: Windows Desktop Search 3.0 for Windows XP SP2

    It looks like Windows Desktop Search 3.0 is (finally) available for Windows XP SP2 . Why bother installing this version? Well, if haven't switched to a beta of CTP build of Windows Vista yet, you will probably be using any search engine to enable instant search on your computer. After having installed...
  • Blog Post: Cronos showcases www.moss2007.be

    Cronos , an early-adopter of the to be released 2007 Microsoft Office system have been busy lately with designing and developing a new site based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 . They recently made the site public. Check it out at http://www.moss2007.be . You can now also find some of the...
  • Blog Post: Next BIWUG meeting on Records Management

    Next Tuesday - September 19th (not September 21st as initially announced) - the BeLux Information Worker User Group (BIWUG) organises its first meeting after the summer holidays. The main topic to be discussed during the meeting is Records Management. Records management definition on Wikipedia : "Records...
  • Blog Post: David Chappell on Workflow in WSS v3.0 and 2007 Office System

    A couple of weeks ago David Chappell wrote a white paper " Introducing the .NET Framework 3.0 " which is available from MSDN. Today I found another of David's white papers . One on " Understanding Workflow in Windows SharePoint Services and the 2007 Microsoft Office System ". This white paper provides...
  • Blog Post: Excel 2007 Binary File Format (.xlsb) as a timesaver

    A couple of months ago while I was attending TechEd US , I created quite a lot of Microsoft Office Excel 2007 documents. I was using beta 1 build 4017.1004 of Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and running Windows Vista beta 2 Build 5384. At that time both beta products worked well together. It was of the first...
  • Blog Post: Office Developer Screencasts on 2007 Microsoft Office System

    If you're interested in learning more on the developer opportunities for the soon to be released version of Office than it's definitely worth checking out these screencasts on the 2007 Microsoft Office System: Generating Office Documents using the New XML Open File Formats Generate, read and modify...
  • Blog Post: New MOSS 2007 and WSS v3 Hands-On Labs

    On the Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Team Blog some new MOSS 2007 and WSS v3 Hands-On-Labs were posted. Check them out at http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2006/06/29/650420.aspx Developer Clinics: Clinic 5046: Inside Look at Building and Developing Solutions with...
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