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Register for Web Camp Special Edition on May 3 – All New Content
Join us on May 3 rd for a special edition of Microsoft Web Camp to learn the latest on web development on the Microsoft Platform. Place to be is the exquisite Event Lounge in Brussels. After the first Belgian Web Camp with Scott Hanselman keynoting in January 2011, as well as some local...
5 Apr 2012
ASP.NET MVC 4 Beta: Download, Resources, Single Page Applications
During TechDays Belgium 2012 two weeks ago, Scott Guthrie announced the Beta release of ASP.NE MVC 4 slated for that same week. Since February 16th you can now download ASP.NET MVC4 Beta . Interesting to note is the availability of a Go-Live license with this release. In other words, if you feel like...
27 Feb 2012
Web Camps Belgium: Hands-on HTML5 and Web Apps announced
Web Camps are back! This time you can register for any of the four confirmed one-day events to learn more about using ASP.NET, open source web apps and get to some practical HTML5 coding. What are Web Camps Belgium: Hands-on HTML5 and Web Apps? Web Camps Belgium are free full day training events where...
2 Nov 2011
Upcoming MSDN Webcasts on Windows Phone 7.5, Windows Azure, Orchard and VS Team Build
Register now for the following MSDN Webcasts scheduled in October and November 2011 for Belgium, delivered by the local MVPs and community experts. All sessions are delivered online, great opportunity to learn new technology while not having to leave the office. From now on, plan your biweekly Tuesday...
10 Oct 2011
WebMatrix 2.0 Beta: download, play, publish
WebMatrix is a free web tool from Microsoft. In one sentence: it’s an all-in-one tool you can use to download, install and tweak and publish a website based on an open source app like WordPress, Umbraco, Drupal, … OR program your own site with an easy-to-use Razor syntax and ASP.NET Web Pages. Now that...
3 Oct 2011
Web Camp Belgium on ASP.NET MVC 3, NuGet, HTML5, jQuery and OData: videos and slides online
The first Web Camp Belgium was a success: we welcomed Scott Hanselman to keynote for a packed room and a well attended live stream. In this post you can find top links and resources to view the recorded content on-demand as well as download some of the slides. Further in this post: Interview with Scott...
1 Feb 2011
Final update: get ready for Web Camp Belgium - 24 January 2011
We’re almost there: next Monday we are welcoming Scott Hanselman, Drew Robbins and Gill Cleeren for the first Web Camp Belgium. The event is fully booked, so praise yourself lucky if you got a seat. If you didn’t, no need to worry, we also have some very good news for anyone who’s not able to make it...
20 Jan 2011
ASP.NET MVC 3, NuGet, IIS Express, SQL CE 4, Web Farm Framework, Orchard, WebMatrix released
Last week, Microsoft released more than six new or upgraded products! All these products enhance developing for the Web, from professional developers with ASP.NET MVC3 and NuGet to novice users with WebMatrix. And the best news: they are all free. ASP.NET MVC 3 (now with Razor support, amongst other...
17 Jan 2011
Web Camp Belgium: join online and breakfast is on us!
Can’t make it to the Web Camp Belgium in-person (Monday January 24th)? Hurry up and you might get a free breakfast delivered to your company/community to watch the keynote and sessions via live stream . We don’t want you to miss anything so get a small group together and enjoy the show! How does this...
6 Jan 2011
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...
15 Dec 2010
Quick tip [link]: Azure Accelerator for Umbraco
Umbraco is an open source ASP.NET CMS framework, becoming very popular since it’s creation a few years ago. Last month, Microsoft together with Umbraco has announced the availability of an accelerator to help you move your Umbraco application to Azure. The accelerator is, as the name says, accelerating...
29 Nov 2010
A new lightweight web tool and stack: WebMatrix
Today Scott Guthrie’s blog post announced the availability of the first beta for WebMatrix. WebMatrix includes a complete Web development stack that integrates a Web server (IIS Developer Express), database (Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0), programming model (ASP.NET Web pages with Razor syntax...
7 Jul 2010
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...
3 Jun 2010
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...
22 Feb 2010
Scott Guthrie in Belgium – event write up and links
Last Friday December 4th we had the pleasure to have Scott Guthrie visit Belgium after a few other European countries. For this visit we setup a full afternoon event together with the Visual Studio User Group (VISUG) at a Brussels movie theater. In this post I’m giving you an overview of the events and...
9 Dec 2009
Seen at REMIX: WebsiteSpark and Web Platform Installer 2.0
Yesterday we held REMIX Brussels 2009 at Kinepolis. I had a good time during the keynote and talking to many of the attendees during the day. I’ll do a more detailed write-up in due time. In the meantime you can already see some pictures here and here . WebsiteSpark During the keynote, Luc Van de Velde...
30 Sep 2009
Slides and sample code from my .NET RIA Services webcast
A few weeks back we had an MSDN Live Meeting around .NET RIA Services. During the webcast I was using a sample database with some restaurant (dummy) data and accessing that data. Update: Recorded webcast in French Recorded webcast in Dutch Sample code The sample is using a Silverlight...
12 Aug 2009
ReMix Belgium 2009 – join us for Silverlight, Expression Blend, UX and Surface sessions
ReMix Belgium 2009 , coming on September 29th 2009 in Kinepolis Brussels is a free event bringing in-depth sessions around Silverlight, Expression Blend and SketchFlow, Surface, ASP.NET MVC and .NET RIA Services. Joint keynote and two tracks Starting with a joint local keynote, we then split into a User...
7 Aug 2009
New MSDN online sessions scheduled (ASP.NET MVC, ALM, Azure and more)
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...
20 Apr 2009
New sessions by VISUG: Back 2 Basics
As you may have noticed, VISUG normally delivers on the latest technologies. That’s a great way to keep your skills updated and learn about all that is coming. However this time VISUG is starting with a new type of session: Back 2 Basics. Back 2 Basics sessions are held in the afternoon (as opposed...
23 Mar 2009
MIX09 Sessions, my favorite picks
MIX09 is just a few weeks from now, good time to get a good look at the sessions and choose a few I’ll be watching. I’m guessing most sessions will be online less than 24 hours after the event. I should be blocking some days in my agenda to catch up, since I’m not going this year. The keynote, of course...
2 Mar 2009
Microsoft Web Platform Installer 1.0 released
Version 1.0 of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer is out since yesterday. The Web PI offers an easy way to download and install all the latest version of the Microsoft Web platform, including Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 and 7.0, SQL Server 2008 Express, .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual...
21 Jan 2009
Web Hosting Roadshow slides and all the links
It was great fun presenting the Web Platform overview to the folks over at the Microsoft Web Hosting Roadshow this Tuesday 9th of December. I know a lot of you were PHP developers so I hope it was a useful overview of the Microsoft technologies. Scroll down to the post if you want to download the slides...
11 Dec 2008
Latest videos posted to Chopsticks: “Oslo”, “M”, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight, IE8 and all Luxembourg TechDays08 content
Quite a few new screencasts and interviews have been added to Chopsticks these last few weeks. Time for an overview of what is new. Content by Microsoft folks Last month Thomas Delrue, a Belgian software development engineer at Microsoft Corp visited Belgium and my colleague Philippe Destoop sit down...
27 Nov 2008
MSDN Road Show: Rich Client Experiences with Silverlight 2 and WPF coming to a city near you
Are you looking for more technical information on creating RIAs (Rich Internet Applications) and RDAs (Rich Desktop Applications)? MSDN BeLux is organizing a road show around these technologies. This is your chance to learn about Silverlight, new ASP.NET Ajax features and learn about the .NET Client...
2 Oct 2008
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