David Boschmans Weblog

Talking to developers to be more productive

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About David Boschmans Weblog

David Boschmans is the Developer Evangelist for Microsoft in Belgium and Luxemburg. His role is to promote and evangelize the Microsoft  platform and technologies amongst developers. In his role of community Developer Evangelist, David works closely with developer communities to help them realize their value and potential, developing applications on the Microsoft platform using the latest developer technologies.
Before joining Microsoft, David was a technical architect and .NET development consultant. He divided his time between building distributed software for customers and helping development teams build more robust applications that were easier to manage.

David also owns the web-development track of "TechEd: Developers 2007".

This blog is mainly intended to talk to developers and provide them with information that can help them to be more productive on the Microsoft platform.

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    MSDN Security Evenings

    From next week on the Belgian Developer audience team in partnership with MSDN Academic Alliance organizes 7 MSDN Security Evenings . These localized sessions (in Ducth & French) on security will be delivered by two of our Begian Community members...
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    Ineta Live ... From Redmond!

    The .NET Framework groups are offering two exclusive series of Live Meeting presentations called “Live from Redmond ” in partnership with INETA , the organization that helps people create and participate in .NET user groups around the world. Live from...
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    Port 25 is Open

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    Today Bill Hilf presented the first ever Microsoft keynote at a LinuxWorld event . Bill’s keynote at LinuxWorld is a clear indication that the dialogue is changing and a new discussion is developing -- a more mature, technical discussion, around specific...
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    Packaging and the Office Open XML Spec

    Doug Mahugh , Office 2007 Technical Evangelist, has been digging into the details of the Office Open XML specs and blogs the spec's key concepts for developers. In this post he covers “ Packaging ” of Office 2007 files and how the different parts are...
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    Localized webcast: Powerful Website Skinning with CSS and ASP.NET 2.0

    This week the MSDN Belux team organizes two localized MSDN webcasts. Topic to be covered in both webcasts is: “ Powerful Website Skinning with CSS and ASP.NET 2.0 ”. Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 provides functionality to enable a variety of customized...
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    Guidelines for a Request For Proposal (RFP)

    Veerle received a bunch of requests for a proposal. As most of the companies don’t communicate their expectations, she decided to write a very good post on the topic . This way she can better ouline what she expects from her (potential) customers to be...
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    MSDN Application Server Web Site

    The teams of Application Platform and MSDN have recently launched a new portal highlighting Windows Server 2003 as a full-featured application server and a central pillar of our overall application platform. The Windows Server 2003 application platform...
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    Architecting and using ASP.NET "Atlas"

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    Looking back at the Atlas coverage at Mix06 I very much enjoyed the the second day on which I attended two sessions on " Atlas ". In the first session - " Lessons from the trenches - Engineering great AJAX experiences " - Scott Isaacs , architect on...
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    The Windows Live Platform @Mix06

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    There are quite a lot of people I talked to the last couple of weeks who wanted to attend Mix06 , but for a variety of reasons weren't able to. This morning before attending the day 1 Mix06 keynotes I was chatting with a couple of people not attending...
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    So I'm at Mix06 ...

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    After a long journey from Brussels over Atlanta to Las Vegas , and on the day that Team Foundation Server RTM'd , we ( Gerd , Hans & I) finally arrived in The Venetian in Las Vegas. The good thing on traveling for almost 24 hours is that I managed...
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    Application Compatibility, Migration, and Interoperability for Windows Vista

    When talking to ISVs about moving their applications developed for Windows XP and/or Windows Server 2003 to the Windows Vista platform , the developers immediately start questioning the application compatibility for Windows Vista. This compatibility is...
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    ANN: Visual Basic 2005 On Tour and Hot Labs

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    The Belgian Developer & IT-Pro Days 2006 are only over since a couple of days, and we're already announcing another technical event! On April 3rd the Visual Basic Tour will visit Belgium in Kinepolis, Brussels . Registration is free of charge but...
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    ASP.NET 2.0: Development Resources and Security Guidance

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    If you're new to ASP.NET 2.0 development then you might want to check out these super high quality video series on ASP.NET 2.0 – the How Do I video series. It covers many of the common tasks and amazing productivity benefits of the platforms...
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    Wrapping up: Developer and It-Pro Days 2006

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    With the Belgian Developer & IT-Pro Days 2006 a couple of days behind us, it's time for a write-up of this event. Let's have a look at the stats: 1200 Attendees 20 Partners 7 User Groups 3 Keynotes 53 Sessions 1200 Attendees ...
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    The Command Pattern In Windows Presentation Foundation

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    I already mentioned in this blog post that one of our Belgian community people, Jelle Druyts , wrote an excellent article on "The Command Pattern In Windows Presentation Foundation" . Now big was my surprise to see it referenced as one of the headlines...
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    Vista To Support Legacy VB6 Apps

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    A number ISVs I've been talking to as participants in the Windows Vista early-adoption programs have asked questions on the support of legacy Visual Basic 6 applications on Windows Vista . In this DevSource article " Microsoft's Upcoming Vista To Support...
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    The MicroISV Show #4 with Eric Sink

    A couple of days ago Michael Lehman posted the 4th MicroISV Show to Channel 9: The MicroISV Show #4 - Eric Sink - Inventor of the term MicroISV This time on the MicroISV show I'm talking with Eric Sink ( blog , MicroISV article on his blog ), founder...
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    TechEd Europe Blog(s)

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    The events manager of Tech Ed Europe, Gerd De Bruycker , has started blogging! With his blog he would like to get some more fresh ideas for making Tech Ed Europe even better than previous years. Note also that the technical content owner of Tech Ed Europe...
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    First Post - Joining MSDN Blogs

    Hi all and welcome to this blog! Though this is my first post on this MSDN blog, I've been blogging for quite a while on DotNetJunkies . Since I joined Microsoft Belux last year I've been thinking about moving my blog to MSDN. But ever since I didn...
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