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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: 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: 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: 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: Scott Guthrie Shooting Private Donut and a cool WPF/E video player

    Scott Guthrie debuts in Red vs Blue! In this Red vs. Blue episode, the concept of ASP.NET AJAX is introduced and Scott Guthrie becomes part of the battle! Check it out at Channel9 . In addition, a slick, lightweight video player was developed in “ WPF/E ” to deliver the video content. Check it out! More...
  • 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: IntelliSense support for JavaScript and ASP.NET AJAX rocks in Visual Studio "Orcas"

    Yesterday I listed ASP.NET AJAX as one of the technologies discussed. During my talk I mentioned that IntelliSense support for JavaScript and ASP.NET AJAX programming would be available in Visual Studio "Orcas". Meanwhile I downloaded the March CTP of "Orcas" and it rocks! This CTP is the first build...
  • Blog Post: Building better Web Experiences: from ASP.NET AJAX to WPF/e

    This afternoon I did a workshop on Microsoft's Web Platform & Tools for LBi . I think it went really well, despite the amount of topics the cover and the time constraints. I started to discuss the importance of building better online experiences and how these influence business opportunities. Next...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio "Orcas" March 2007 CTP is available for download

    ... from the Microsoft Download Center . Microsoft Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" is the next generation development tool for Windows Vista, the 2007 Office System, and the Web. Visual Studio code name “Orcas” delivers on Microsoft’s vision of smart client applications by enabling developers to rapidly...
  • 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: e-Learning: Free ASP.NET AJAX Training

    [Via Brad Abrams ] In the Microsoft e-learning developer catalog ( web section ) a new online course on " Developing Enhanced Web Experiences with Microsoft® ASP.NET AJAX Extensions " is available for free. I have been playing around with ASP.NET AJAX since the CTP's and beta's but I'm going to block...
  • 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: Nice list of demo-able WPF applications

    At Designertopia a couple of weeks ago I had some informal talks with people from McCann-Erickson on how the web might evolve in the next couple of years. I told them a little bit about the upcoming Microsoft platform technologies and how this can create new opportunities to reach people. Today I delivered...
  • Blog Post: Developer & IT-Pro Days 2007 - Pre-conference on ASP.NET AJAX and WPF/E

    I'm in Seattle, WA this week attending a Microsoft internal training event. While traveling to the US I've been working hard on the agenda of our upcoming Belgian Developer & IT-Pro Days 2007 . This annual primary developer event on Microsoft technologies takes place in the ICC in Ghent, 27-28-29...
  • Blog Post: Scott Guthrie was in Belgium and an udpate on Designertopia in London

    While I'm currently in London, attending Designertopia, the VISUG / MSDN meeting with Scott Guthrie in Belgium was a success! 250+ attendees saw Scott deliver two excellent sessions on the newest ASP.NET technologies: First Look at Visual Studio and ASP.NET “Orcas” ASP.NET 2.0 and ASP.NET AJAX Tips and...
  • Blog Post: Scott Guthrie speaking in Belgium on February 1st

    Last week Scott Guthrie announced the release to the web of ASP.NET AJAX v1.0 . And a couple of days later he posted a follow-up post with a number of useful resources and comments. Scott was also interviewed by Rory for Channel9 . Check out this not too technical but informative video where Scott talks...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Event in Luxembourg: A Technical Overview Of ASP.NET AJAX

    Tomorrow, January 26, we have a 1/2 day MSDN Event in Luxemburg on what is probably the hottest technology on the web: ASP.NET AJAX . Our Microsoft Regional Director - Grégory Renard - who is beside an excellent speaker also an expert in web technologies, will provide you with a technical overview of...
  • Blog Post: WPF/E is coming ...

    I've been talking a lot to web agencies about the rich web experiences and how these can be created on the Microsoft platform. Besides ASP.NET AJAX , WPF/E is certainly the most important technology for delivering a rich cross-browser and cross-platform experience. From the newly launched MSDN site...
  • Blog Post: Free your ideas at designertopia conference

    Microsoft ? Interactive design ? Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office system lead a new wave of user experience improvements. Now Microsoft wants to enable designers and developers everywhere to join in creating more enjoyable, satisfying and productive user and customer experiences across all classes...
  • Blog Post: Web sessions on day 1 of TechEd: Developers

    Now that day 1 of TechEd: Developers is behind us it's time to have a look at the high- and lowlights of this first day at the conference. The day after the highly appreciated pre-conference on ASP.NET AJAX by Jeff Prosise kicked off with the traditional keynote. Simon Brown, Eric Rudder , Eric Lee and...
  • Blog Post: TechEd: Developers - Pre-Conference Day

    This week TechEd: Developers is taking place in Barcelona, Spain. I arrived in Barcelona yesterday and today the conference kicks-off with 8 pre-conferences . I've been looking forward to this event since a long time as I've been involved in this year's TechEd since the first day as track owner for all...
  • Blog Post: Speaking at e-Business meeting on the Microsoft platform

    Next Wednesday - October 25 - there's Customer First which I won't (unfortunately) be attending because I promised a long time ago (long before Customer First was announced) that I would deliver a presentation for AIESEC , an international association of students in economics, on Microsoft and the Next...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX: Beta 1 released and on track for more

    After a year full of CTP releases Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX is in beta ! Read the announcement and the details on Scott Guthrie's blog . On the http://ajax.asp.net/ there's a lot of information available on this first beta. Especially the migration guide will be very helpful when transitioning applications...
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