An update is due with all upcoming events organized by the very active user groups. But first: save the date for Community Day is back on June 25th 2009. Registration will open in the coming weeks, be sure to register in time as places are limited.
How to integrate Silverlight with SharePoint By Karine Bosch. This 2 hour session will build a real life demo and show you how to take advantage of Silverlight inside SharePoint. Where: Microsoft office in Zaventem, session starts at 19h
Register at the BESUG site
Business Intelligence in a SAAS (software as a service) Environment By Oscar Zonneveldand and Josquin Booij from InfoSupport Following topics are on the agenda: The Business Case, The Functional and Technical, Achitecture, Near-realtime BI, The Real world Where: InfoSupport office in Mechelen
More information on SQL UG site
There are already seven sessions scheduled the following months by the VISUG. A wide choice of topics is foreseen, be sure to register in time on the VISUG site.
Back 2 Basics: ASP.NET caching & State Management Presented by: Gill Cleeren On: 29/4/2009
Mocking Presented by: Maarten Balliauw On: 7/5/2009
Back 2 Basics: Integrating Membership, Role Management and Profiles into Web Applications Presented by: Pieter Gheysens On: 27/5/2009
Infragistics and Visug present: Building Better User Interfaces Presented by: Jason Beres On: 27/5/2009
Domain Driven Design Presented by: Yves Goeleven On: 16/6/2009
IronRuby: The .NET developer should not fear the dynamic language Presented by: Ivan Porto Carrero On: 30/6/2009
ORMs: Entity Framework vs NHibernate Presented by: Kurt Claeys & Davy Brion On: 10/9/2009
New MSDN sessions have been planned for the coming months. Not like the MSDN Evening events where you need to go to a location, this time in the form of live sessions can all be followed online from your office or home.
We have planned sessions in Dutch, French and English, depending on the topic. Pre-requisites: you only need Windows Live Meeting client (free) and you’re ready to go.
04 May 2009 14:00 - 15:30 - Experts Roundtable: Application Lifecycle Management Got questions? Get them answered during this interactive experts roundtable.
23 April 2009 14:00 - 15:30 - ASP.NET MVC 1.0
12 May 2009 14:00 - 15:30 WPF Demystified
09 June 2009 14:00 - 15:30 Windows 7 voor Managed Code-ontwikkelaars
16 June 2009 14:00 - 15:30 Tips en tricks voor VB.NET
25 June 2009 14:00 - 15:30 Alles wat u wilde weten over het Azure Services Platform
16 July 2009 14:00 - 15:30 Silverlight 3 RIA Services
23 April 2009 10:00 - 11:30 ASP.NET MVC 1.0
12 May 2009 10:00 - 11:30 WPF Démystifié
09 June 2009 10:00 - 11:300 Windows 7 pour developpeurs .NET
16 June 2009 10:00 - 11:30 Conseils et astuces pour VB.NET
25 June 2009 10:00 - 11:30 Démystifier la plate-forme de services Azure
16 July 2009 10:00 - 11:30 Silverlight 3 RIA Services
One of the big feature points of Silverlight is the creation of media rich applications, and of course the use of Silverlight in advertising solutions. But until today there was not much to be found as to documentation and guidelines on creating advertising banners and solutions. Now this has changed with the release of the Silverlight Advertising Creation Kit (link to download).
This kit provides documentation and sample projects. Following topics are handled in the document:
Sample projects are available to be used together with the documentation. The following types of samples are available:
Use the information and samples in this kit together with the Silverlight Ad Publishing and Serving Guide, another very good resource.
See also the official announcement on the Silverlight SDK blog.
Congratulations are due to our new and renewed MS Most Valuable Professionals!
Karine Bosch, MVP for SharePoint Server
I met Karine a few year ago when I was doing SharePoint development as well. She was then already quite active in the SharePoint community, having developed tools for CAML and SharePoint. She was the person working very closely with the late Patrick Tisseghem, a legend in the SharePoint field. In addition to that she’s a friend so I’m really proud to see her awarded the MVP status. It’s totally deserved.
Pieter Gheysens, MVP for Visual Studio Team System
Pieter is a very active member of the Visual Studio User Group in Belgium, and a very active blogger his two blogs: on .NET development and Visual Studio Team System. In my role of evangelist I work with the user group community on a very regular basis, it’s great to be able to work with someone that is so motivated. Glad to see all this work recognized with the award.
The MVP award gets renewed on a yearly basis. So every year, the award might or not be re-awarded. The following MVPs were renewed on April 1st 2009.
Kris van der Mast – ASP.NET Next I also wanted to congratulate Kris van der Mast who has been renewed as an MVP but on top of that made it to the ASP Insiders group! Congratulations Kris! In addition to that Kris reached the 100,000 recognition points on the ASP.NET Forums. Someone has really been busy!
Christian Hougardy - SharePoint Server Gérard Leblanc - Client App Dev, Gérard is author of numerous books (in French), his latest book is “Silverlight 2”. Steven Van de Craen - SharePoint Server Stéphane Eyskens - SharePoint Server Marc Gregoire - Visual C++ Eric Wauters - Dynamics NAV