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Community work: NuGet as a Service (NaaS) sees the light
I wanted to do a shout out to two of the Belgian developers in the community: Maarten Balliauw and Xavier Decoster have just launched a very interesting site and service for .NET developers: www.MyGet.org . What a great idea! At the same time they even came up with their own new abbreviation: NaaS for...
1 Jun 2011
Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate is available
Yesterday on the availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Release Candidate was announced. It’s already available for MSDN Subscribers, later today it will also be made available to the general public through the MSDN site. The Release Candidate addresses feedback give by all of you who tested the...
10 Feb 2010
TechDays 2010 – Update Three: .NET 4 Pre-conference
Good news if you are looking for an update on the content for the .NET 4 Pre-conference at TechDays . We’re happy to confirm our speaker for the pre-conference: no less than Matt Milner from Pluralsight will be talking at TechDays. Here’s what you can expect: 5 sessions that will give you a jumpstart...
30 Jan 2010
Come see Scott Guthrie talk on Visual Studio 2010, web development and Silverlight 4
On December 4th we have a top speaker and .NET guru visiting Belgium: Scott Guthrie is doing a full afternoon at Kinepolis. This is your chance to attend a live session, be quick to register before all places are taken. The event is filling up really fast. What will Scott Guthrie talk about? Bringing...
22 Nov 2009
Microsoft PDC 2009 – the announcements at the keynotes
This year I did not have the opportunity to join the Microsoft PDC event personally but I did manage to follow most part of the keynotes. Keynotes were streamed live both on November 17th and November 18th. If you would like to watch them on-demand they are being made available on the www.microsoftpdc...
18 Nov 2009
Upcoming MSDN Live Meeting events (September-December 2009)
Starting next week we have a new set of MSDN Live Meetings coming to a computer near you. MSDN Live Meetings are all online, so you can follow them either from work or home. Subjects range from Silverlight & WPF, to Visual Studio 2008, to the Windows Azure Platform. All sessions are delivered in...
11 Sep 2009
Another chance to meet two ReMix speakers
If you have not yet registered for the full day free event “ ReMix 2009 ”, taking place on September 29th in Kinepolis Brussels I suggest you don’t wait too long. Registration is still open, for the time being that is… There is also very good news because next to the ReMix event we have two user groups...
10 Sep 2009
Slides for Windows 7 for .NET developers webcast, and update on Windows API Code Pack
Last week we had the Windows 7 for .NET developers webcast, where we showed .NET wrappers that are available to access Windows 7 features otherwise only available to managed code developers. > For the slides download see at the bottom of this post. Update: recordings of the webcasts are now online...
16 Jun 2009
PDC 2008 Day 2 Keynote – Windows 7, Live Framework, VS2010, Office 14 and more!
While in the keynote of day 1 we saw the light of Windows Azure Platform, the Microsoft Software + Services platform, on day 2 we actually had two keynotes: a lot of stuff! Keynote 1: Ray Ozzie, Steve Sinofsky, Scott Guthrie, David Treadwell – on Windows 7, WPF, .NET 4.0, VS2010, Live Framework, Mesh...
28 Oct 2008
PDC 2008 Day 1 Keynote – the Windows Azure Platform
I arrived in Los Angeles on Saturday, with a warm and beatiful day welcoming me in California. It’s been quite a few years since I’ve been to L.A., being the first US city I visited it represents the typical America. But enough about this, let’s get to the PDC stuff. We have just had the keynote with...
27 Oct 2008
Bart De Smet on Channel9: LINQ-to-Anything
Don’t miss the 100th episode of Going Deep on Channel9, this episode stars Bart De Smet. In case you don’t know Bart, he is a Belgian genius that is now working at Microsoft Redmond on the WPF team after being an MVP for four years. In this episode Bart De Smet is interviewed by expert Erik Meijer ,...
16 Oct 2008
We’re coming to Luxembourg: TechDays08 registration is open
I’m really glad with this announcement, the TechDays'08 event will take place the 30th of September 2008, in Mondorf-les-Bains in Luxembourg. It’s a free event by the MS Belux team so be quick to register as places are limited. Note: the event is in French only. What will you get during the day: we...
5 Sep 2008
10 minutes with your DE - Data Access in .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: short video
After the famous “ 10 minutes with your RD ” by Regional Director Gregory Renard , I decided to get started with my own short screencast series on Chopsticks as well. I’m naming these “10 minutes with your DE”. My first screencast is now online, I ended up with more than 10 minutes, 13:40 to be exact...
25 Aug 2008
Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 SP1 released today
As has just been announced on several MSDN and product teams blogs , Service Pack 1 for .NET Framework 3.5 and for Visual Studio 2008 have been released. SP1 is available for Visual Studio 2008, this download includes the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 as well. Here are the downloads: .NET Framework 3.5 SP1...
11 Aug 2008
Community Day 2008 – 12 sessions by 9 user groups
Yesterday the second Belgian Community Day took place in Keerbergen. I joined in a bit later due to some meetings at the office but it was still more than worth it. Nine Belgian User Groups joined in this year to organize a day “For the Community, By the Community”. I would like to thank all the people...
27 Jun 2008
New screencasts by Gregory Renard on Chopsticks
There are now 3 new recordings available on Chopsticks by our Regional Director Gregory Renard . The recordings are all on new features of Visual Basic 2008, are available in French and follow the series “10 minutes avec votre RD” that Gregory launched earlier this year . Nouveautés de Visual Basic 2008...
23 Jun 2008
VSX, VISUG and Multi-mania events
I'm really running behind with my blogging, these have been busy weeks. I was at several community events and did a presentation at Multi-mania . Wow, that was a first where everybody was talking around mostly non-Microsoft products. Gill , Brecht and I were the only ones doing sessions on Microsoft...
30 May 2008
.NET Framework 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit (April Content Preview) available
The Visual Studio & .NET Framework evangelism team has just released the .NET Framework 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit . This is a preview containing 6 extensive labs on the following subjects: ADO.NET Data Services ADO.NET Entity Framework ASP.NET AJAX History ASP.NET Dynamic Data ASP.NET MVC ASP...
16 Apr 2008
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