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  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Partner Portal for Belux

    An & Lien, both members of the Partner Team in Microsoft Belux, intensively worked on re-vamping the partner portal . A snapshot of the major changes: A clear structure which allows to find easily what you are looking for; More content available in Dutch & French, so reduced linking to the worldwide...
  • 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: Exposing a Workflow as a WCF Service in Visual Studio 2008 beta 1

    Serge Luca has created a walkthrough on " Exposing a Workflow as a WCF Service in Visual Studio 2008 beta 1 ". In this post he guides the reader step-by-step through the new Send and Receive activities in Visual Studio 2008 beta 1 ( formerly "Orcas") and in the .Net Framework 3.5. From creating the service...
  • 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: Microsoft Luxembourg Enterprise & Development Summit 2007 - 12 June

    Next week June 12 MSDN Belux is organizing the " Enterprise & Development Summit 2007 " in Luxembourg. On the web site you can find all event and session information in French. All sessions will be delivered in French. Here's an overview of the agenda & speakers (in English): 08:00 ‑ 09:00 Welcome...
  • 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: Windows Vista UAC demo code: develop using least privilege

    One of the new Windows Vista security features that might confuse developers is Windows User Account Control (UAC) . In order to help developers develop UAC enabled applications Microsoft has released " Windows Vista UAC Demo Sample Code " This demo sample code shows how to develop using least privilege...
  • Blog Post: DinnerNow.net 1.3 for Visual Studio "Orcas" beta 1

    Last Friday the Connected Systems Evangelism team released an update to the DinnerNow.net application. DinnerNow is a fictitious marketplace where customers can order food from local restaurants for delivery to their home or office. This sample application is designed to demonstrate how you can develop...
  • Blog Post: TechEd US sessions streamed using Silverlight

    Yesterday there were the pre-conferences at TechEd US . But in a couple of hours TechEd US will be officially kicked-off with the opening keynote of Bob Muglia and the breakout sessions. I won't be attending TechEd US this year, but as the track owner for all web content at TechEd: Developers in Barcelona...
  • 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: Forrester Research says Team Foundation Server is a strong SCM performer and ready for prime time

    Forrester Research did a product-based evaluation of 11 leading SCCM solutions across 123 criteria: " The Forrester Wave™: Software Change And Configuration Management, Q2 2007 ". Software change and configuration management (SCCM) solutions permit IT organizations to manage the changes that they make...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Microsoft Surface

    From the Microsoft site: The launch of Microsoft Surface marks the beginning of a new technology category and a user-interface revolution. Surface, Microsoft’s first surface computer, provides effortless interaction with digital content through natural hand gestures, touch and physical objects. Surface...
  • Blog Post: Invitation to TechEd Developers (November 5-9 2007)

    Welcome to TechEd Developers Bringing you FIVE days instead of FOUR of deep dive technical training, information and community resources focusing on building software solutions with Microsoft development tools for current and soon to release products and technologies. Join 3,500+ of your EMEA colleagues...
  • Blog Post: June 6 > MSDN Evening - Securing ASP.NET AJAX enabled web applications, lessons from the field

    Our last MSDN event is only a couple of days away and we're already looking forward to the next one on ASP.NET AJAX Security . On June 6th Erwin Geirnaert , ZION Security , will deliver the session: " Securing ASP.NET AJAX enabled web applications, lessons from the field " AJAX is changing the way Web...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight covered at IT Works Seminar

    Next Wednesday May 23rd I'll be speaking at the IT Works seminar " AJAX, Flash, Apollo, Silverlight: how do you build Rich Internet Applications ? ". I'm happy to see that Microsoft Silverlight will be covered at this seminar. The last IT Works seminar I attended was one on AJAX technologies and frameworks...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Event in Luxembourg: Building Web Applications Using ASP.NET "Orcas" and Visual Studio "Orcas"

    Next Tuesday - May 22nd - MSDN Belux organizes a seminar in Luxembourg on Building Web Applications Using ASP.NET "Orcas" and Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" . I've reviewed the slide deck and these are the topics that Patrice & Grégory - the Wygwam boys hosting the seminar - will be covering following...
  • Blog Post: WindowsClient.NET Community Site Launches

    WindowsClient.net , the community learning resource for Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation is now availabla at http://windowsclient.net/ . This site focuses on all aspects of rich client development on Windows using the .NET Framework. New content from both the Microsoft product teams...
  • Blog Post: Project code named "Jasper"

    Beside Project "Astoria" we also announced Project code named "Jasper" at Mix07 last week. Project Codename “Jasper”, aka Dynamic ADO.NET is a set of extensions to the ADO.NET Entity Framework designed to enable iterative (repeated loops) and agile development of powerful, real world data driven applications...
  • Blog Post: Project code name "Astoria"

    Last week at Mix07 Microsoft announced a project code named Astoria. The technology code named Astoria is a technology that enables applications to expose data as a data service that can be consumed by web clients within corporate networks and across the internet. The Astoria data service is reachable...
  • Blog Post: Update on SQL Server code named "Katmai"

    Yesterday at the Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference 2007 Microsoft announced some more details on the upcoming release of SQL Server, code named "Katmai". This is the first public disclosure for Katmai. SQL Server code name "Katmai," the next release of Microsoft SQL Server, provides a comprehensive...
  • Blog Post: Take parts of the MSDN Library offline with PackageThis!

    Today highlighted on the MSDN homepage : PackageThis! Created by the MSDN development team, PackageThis! allows you to choose documentation sets from the MSDN Library to save as HXS or CHM format files. Simply select nodes in the MSDN Library Tree View to package as your own local mini-library, or to...
  • Blog Post: Family.Show: a new WPF reference sample

    Tim Sneath posted the first end-to-end reference sample on his blog. The Family.Show application - developed by Vertigo Software - is a genealogy explorer that allows you to create or import a family tree and explore, annotate or save it to XPS. A couple of weeks ago I had installed a early internal...
  • Blog Post: The .NET Show discusses ASP.NET AJAX Extensions

    In this episode of the the .NET Show Matt Gibbs , prinicpal development manager, and Brad Abrams , group program manager, join the .NET Show to discuss and demonstrate the new ASP.NETAJAX Extensions , which enables you to quickly create Web pages that include a rich user experience with responsive and...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Evening: Visual C++ “Orcas” and a Microsoft C++ Strategy Update by Ronald Laeremans

    On May 9th MSDN Belux organizes its next MSDN Evening . This time we have the pleasure to welcome a Belgian guy who has been working for Microsoft in Redmond for a while and who recently, officially took the position of Visual C++ Principal Product Unit Manager. While he has been acting in this role...
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