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  • Blog Post: Web Trend Map 2007 Version 2.0

    [ Via Michael ] Information Architects Japan Interface & Strategy has created a v2 of the web trend map. It shows the 200 most successful websites on the web, ordered by category, proximity, success, popularity and perspective. Technorati tags: Web Trend Map v2 , Web 2.0
  • 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: Silverlight and Expression Blend tutorials for hungry designers

    Last Thursday designer Celso Gomes ( Channel9 interview and interview ) has launched a new web site with an excellent series of tutorials all of them built in using Expression Blend and Silverlight! Check out http://www.nibblestutorials.net/ and the blog at http://blog.nibblestutorials.net/ . Nibbles...
  • 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: 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: Silverlight and Flash/Flex comparison: what's in a name?

    Michael Schwarz has an excellent post up on his blog on the Rich Media Platform Comparison . Michael compares 2 a set of features of the Microsoft platforms Silverlight and .NET , versus the Adobe's Flash / Flex platform. Check his blog for an overview table. While the name " Silverlight " was announced...
  • Blog Post: How businesses are using Web 2.0

    The McKinsey Quarterly conducted a survey in January 2007 on " How businesses are using Web 2.0 ". The respondents to the survey say that Web 2.0 technologies are strategic and that they plan to increase these investments. Web 2.0 is in this survey defined as Blogs, Collective intelligence, Mash-ups...
  • Blog Post: The Panel: Code and Examples for creating front end experiences

    The Panel is the place to collect showcases of new user experiences and provide insights on how they were implemented. WPF applications and Windows Live gadgets are featured. Each featured project provides the applications as well as the source code and explanation in order to help you leverage the new...
  • 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: 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: Countdown to MIX07 and gadgets

    MIX is Microsoft’s premiere conference for web developers , designers and business professionals . MIX07 will explore the next generation web technologies that help consumer-oriented, web-based businesses unlock new revenue opportunities and lower development costs. MIX is a forum for discussing ways...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Hosting Day on February 27

    On February 27th Microsoft Belux organizes a Microsoft Hosting Day . This Microsoft Hosting Day is an annual event that offers a great opportunity to meet Microsoft professionals and partners of the hosting ecosystem. Register now for the Belgian Microsoft Hosting Day and learn how to capitalize on the...
  • Blog Post: IIS7: The web server for Windows Vista and Beyond

    While working on the agenda for the developer sessions at Dev & IT-Pro Days 2007 , I had some trouble on finding a good and knowledgeable speaker on IIS7 . IIS7 or the new Internet Information Services is already available on Windows Vista but will be at full power with the release of Longhorn Server...
  • 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: 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: 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...
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