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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Webcafe on November 23rd in Leuven–register and join us!

    The next Microsoft Webcafe is taking place at the M-Museum in Leuven, on November 23rd. Join us for another informal event with partner, Microsoft and Web community presentations. What is it and what to expect? Webcafes are informal, after the hours tech meetups for industry updates, cases, networking...
  • Blog Post: Marketer of the year nomination at MS Belux: NUI and how Kinect brings high-tech magic to consumers (vote for us!)

    My colleague David Merzel ,  has been nominated as the Marketer of the Year 2011. This is a yearly award by Trends/Tendances . David and his team were responsible for the launch of Xbox Kinect controller in Belgium last year and developed a special marketing approach. I was listening to David yesterday...
  • Blog Post: 10K Apart: The Responsive Edition Contest open for participation

    Our colleagues from the MIX Online team in collaboration with An Event Apart just launched the second 10K Apart contest . Last year the contest was a big success with 350+ entries in a month’s time. This year, the contest is themed to Responsive web design. Meet 10K Apart: The Responsive Edition . How...
  • Blog Post: BUILD: Use what you know. Do what you’ve always imagined!

    //BUILD windows / September 13 to 16 2011 / Anaheim, California / And all around the world BUILD is a new event that shows modern hardware and software developers how to take advantage of the future of Windows . Learn how to work with the all new touch-centric user experience to create fast, fluid, and...
  • Blog Post: Write HTML5 and CSS3 with Visual Studio 2010 – download the free Standards Update today

    Some folks at Microsoft are just great. Take Mads Kristensen and some folks in his team: last week they released a free update to Visual Studio 2010 SP1 that delivers better support for writing standards web pages. In essence, the extension adds Intellisense support for HTML5 and CSS3, following the...
  • Blog Post: Kinect SDK Launched: get moving

    Yesterday, Microsoft released the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) that allows academics and enthusiasts alike to be part of the movement. No doubt that this will help turning creative ideas into apps. The Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) allows developers to plug the...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Web Camp Belgium on 6 April 2011: free registration open now

    During the first Web Camp Belgium in January we asked you to indicate your interest in future Web Camps. Response was huge and many of you pointed out HTML5 and related technologies. So here is our answer: on April 6th we’ll be hosting the first HTML5 Web Camp in Belgium with a full afternoon of sessions...
  • Blog Post: MIX 2011: register with early bird and vote for Belgian sessions

    In just over two months the biggest Microsoft web and UX conference is taking place in Las Vegas: MIX 2011 from April 12 to 14 . We have just announced the keynote speakers, first pre-conference boot camps and opened up registration, so now is the time to register! What is MIX 2011? MIX is a gathering...
  • Blog Post: Web Camp Belgium on 24 January with Scott Hanselman and James Senior: attend or watch online

    Microsoft Web Camps are free events that allow you to learn and build on the Microsoft Web Platform. Good news: Web Camps are coming to Belgium! The Belgian Web Camp event on 24th of January 2011 is a full-day event where will hear from Microsoft experts on the latest components of the platform, including...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Webcafe #1 – Resources and notes

    Yesterday we organized the first Microsoft Webcafe at the Palm Breweries in Steenhuffel. I was really happy to see familiar and lots of unfamiliar faces join this new informal web professionals get-together. Check out some of the pictures on our Facebook page. Palm Breweries was quite a fitting location...
  • Blog Post: Web professional? Join our new Microsoft Webcafe on November 25th

    Register for our new informal get-together for web professionals on November 25th 2010 in the Palm Brewery, in Steenhuffel. What is Microsoft Webcafe? Microsoft Webcafe is a new informal get-together for web and user experience professionals after work hours. The goal is to present a mix of news around...
  • Blog Post: IIS Media Services 4.0 released, support for multiple devices

    Earlier this week, the media team released Internet Information Services (IIS) Media Services 4.0. As Chris Knowlton blogs , this latest release brings quite a number of new features, including low-latency delivery and support for multiple devices. Quoting from Chris’ post: One Encoding Format, One Server...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Tile using theme’s color as background (Windows Phone 7)

    The Windows Phone 7 Start screen default tiles like e-mail and agenda use the current Theme color with a visual and text in white. Depending on the theme color, whether it’s set to Dark or Light, white content will always on the Tile’s foreground color. As I was working on a personal project this weekend...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Beta is here: download and experiment

    Internet Explorer 9 Beta is here, and it’s here for you to try out. Yesterday we had the official beta launch event in San Francisco, with our own local event in Belgium. Download now ! With a bunch of new features, the team has focused on three main areas: Performance, with a new JavaScript engine ...
  • Blog Post: Join Belgian Umbraco User Group in Brussels – June 10th

    Umbraco is an ASP.NET open source CMS that is getting more and more attention. No different in Belgium: the BUUG – Belgian Umbraco User Group is starting up and looking for participants. If you’re interested in participating in this community, either because you’re an Umbraco wiz...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Analytics Framework

    If you have been building Silverlight applications for public facing sites, chances are you need to measure its usage and in that way maybe monetize. Until now if you wanted to integrate analytics into Silverlight you were left to extra development effort or integration with JavaScript calls to the host...
  • Blog Post: MIX 2010 Twitter Map, powered by Bing Maps

    After reading Chris Pendleton’s post on a new feature for Bing Maps beta, I decided to try it out on my blog and give you all a mapping of Twitter posts containing the tag #mix10. Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: Free Web Application Toolkits – Three extra toolkits released

    Web Application Toolkits are a set of ready to use kits with samples and controls that help ASP.NET developers quickly work out common web scenarios. While you’ll find more reusable components if using ASP.NET on your site you can still take advantage of the samples and scripts to reuse these on non...
  • Blog Post: The SketchFlow Conversations – Structure of a SketchFlow Project

    Also in this series: The SketchFlow Conversations - Overview and Intro SketchFlow projects can be either in WPF of Silverlight. Let’s focus on a Silverlight version here and look at the differences of a SkechFlow project between other ‘normal’ Silverlight projects. The project on file A Silverlight SketchFlow...
  • Blog Post: The SketchFlow Conversations– Overview and Intro

    In this Expression Blend SketchFlow series of posts I will be addressing different aspects of creating interactive prototypes and move to a production project. The idea to do a blog post on this subject came after discussing with some folks at a Silverlight training and events we held in Belgium in October...
  • Blog Post: UX@Vitra November edition – Slides and links from “Experience Continuum” talk

    On November 25th we organized another User Experience at Vitra event. ( See all the pictures - by Pieter Baert) This time there were two different events: afternoon sessions of 45 minutes around Silverlight 4, SketchFlow, SharePoint and Experience Continuum; in the evening the more typical Vitra showroom...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Beta – Overview of the new features

    Yesterday, during the keynote at the Professional Developers Conference the new Silverlight 4 beta was announced. To tell you the truth I’m really impressed with the number of new features that the team has been able to deliver in beta form just a good 3 months after the release of Silverlight 3 last...
  • Blog Post: MS Web Platform Installer & Gallery – extensibility for your own non-public apps and products

    The Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a great tool to automate the installation of web developer tools, framework, web server and database. In case you haven’t see this you I encourage you to take a look at http://www.microsoft.com/web . This is also something we showed during the REMIX 2009...
  • Blog Post: Celebrate the 1st anniversary of Belgian Silverlight User Group

    On November 5th the Belgian Silverlight User Group (BESUG) is already celebrating its 1st year anniversary. Congratulations are in order! After a successful startup year with workshops organized by the founders Frederik Duchi and Kevin DeRudder , as well as some sessions with top speakers like Laurent...
  • Blog Post: Sistr – Free open source rich typography tool for Silverlight

    Last week during the ReMix 09 keynote in Belgium, two companies, These Days and Ventigrate officially announced the first alpha release of Sistr. Sistr is a component that makes use of jQuery and Silverlight 3 to render richer fonts in web applications. It’s implemented in such a way that it’s very SEO...
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