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Belgian Windows 8 Superhackathon on 27 March 2013 – join us!
Join us in Brussels, Genk, Kortrijk or Mons on March 27 th for the 4-locations Belgian Windows 8 first Superhackathon . Code, build, eat, drink & win. Experts will be on site to help you with the last phase of building your first Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 application. We come to your cities (4...
20 Feb 2013
Windows App Day – slides and video from the event
A small month ago on November 23rd we welcomed over 200 attendees to our first Windows App Day in Antwerp, focusing on developer and User Experience/web content for building apps. What types of apps you ask? A lot of it was centered around Windows 8 Store apps but also Windows Azure and mobile services...
21 Dec 2012
Register free and join us for Windows App Day November 23, 2012
Are you ready to talk Apps? Are you ready to design Apps? Are you ready to develop Apps? Then Windows App Day, on November 23 in Antwerp is something you cannot miss. When we say Apps we mean Windows 8 Apps , Windows Phone Apps and Windows Azure Apps and last but not least, Web Apps, from design...
6 Nov 2012
Windows 8 Release Preview: download and build your apps for Windows Store
Windows 8 Release Preview has been made available last week, representing another important quality milestone in the road to Windows 8 General Availability (GA). In this post we provide you with the must-know information around what and where to download the bits, the tools and information on how you...
4 Jun 2012
Windows Store expanding to more markets including Belgium: get your app ready
Last week the Microsoft Windows Store blog announced an expansion of the Windows Store coming soon. By the next milestone of Windows 8, the preview release of Windows Store will include new markets and new languages. Currently Windows Store includes five markets in Consumer Preview: France, Germany,...
23 Apr 2012
Top resources on fixing IE issues and optimizing for a standards experience on Windows 8
With Windows 8 currently at the Consumer Preview stage for tech and devs alike, the next version of Internet Explorer is available in preview. Internet Explorer 10 brings 33 new HTML5 & CSS3 site-ready web standards and a noticeable change: One Browser: Two Experiences . To learn more about the browsing...
13 Apr 2012
Windows 8 App Clinics: book your slot and let’s talk apps
Have you looked into the new developer opportunity with Windows 8 Metro Applications? Combining the broad reach of Windows, best-in-class developer tools, a reimagined user experience, support for new chipsets, and a built-in Store with industry-leading business terms - Windows 8 is the largest...
10 Apr 2012
Write up on the first Windows 8 Developer and Hackathon event in Belgium
A good ten days ago on Friday 23rd of March 2012 we kicked off the Belgian developer events around Windows 8 Metro Applications. And from my standpoint: it was an event to count! The Developer Day We started with a keynote by Giorgio Sardo presenting before a packed room. Giorgio introduced Windows...
4 Apr 2012
Get your apps up: upcoming Windows 8 Metro Apps activities
The first Belgian Windows 8 developer event did not go by unnoticed: a full day of sessions and a first code night with the Windows 8 Hackathon generating the first apps. But now is the time to get further: more technical sessions, hands-on labs and support from the local team to help you go from idea...
3 Apr 2012
Windows 8: the official blogs to follow
With the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview last week the path is open for developers and designers to start building Windows 8 Metro style apps. Partly for myself but hopefully useful for you too: I gathered a list of official (technical and developer) blogs to add to your RSS reader. Engineering...
4 Mar 2012
Call for C++ Community folks in Belgium – January 10th meeting
Are you passionate about C++ and interested in finding like-minded people? Feel like coming together, setting an informal User Group in 2012? We’d like to support you in that and have a call to action for you. Marc Gregoire , C++ MVP and author of the book Professional C++, 2nd Edition is one of the...
23 Dec 2011
TechDays 2012 Developer Content Update
We’re almost ready to confirm 100% of the developer agenda for TechDays 2012 , February 14th to 16th 2012. Take a look at the online session listing and speakers where you can see for yourself and have your preferred agenda in mind. Just in time for the end of the early bird, ending today ! Top speakers...
20 Dec 2011
Web & Phone UX Event: Recordings, slides and content now available
1 Dec 2011
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
Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Training Kit released: start learning
The Visual Studio team has just released the October Edition of the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview. Now is a great time to start learning more. The VS Developer Preview was released during BUILD conference last September. This training kit provides a set of hands-on labs to Visual Studio 11 and the...
19 Oct 2011
Web & Phone UX Tour Belgium on 3 November: full day encounter on HTML5, Phone and UX
Don’t miss our next event: Web & Phone UX Developer Tour Belgium , taking place on November 3rd 2011 in Ter Elst (Edegem, Antwerp). What can you expect? An inspiring day event addressing User Experience and Development for the Web and Phone, with sessions delivered by top international speakers paired...
5 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
My favorite tools to optimize Visual Studio for webdev
12 Sep 2011
Quick tip: (free) JScript Editor Extensions for Visual Studio
4 Sep 2011
Dive into the summer with MSDN: HTML5
We kicked off the MSDN Summer early July where we invited you to dive into the Windows Phone 7 'Mango' developer tools and Visual Studio 2010 Application Lifecycle Management . Now it’s time for our 3rd topic: HTML5 HTML5 has become quite a buzzword lately. You might be asking yourself, should you care...
4 Aug 2011
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...
3 Aug 2011
HTML5 and IE workshop by the water, powered by Microsoft Webcafe – 25th August 2011 in Brussels
“An afternoon hands-on pre event on HTML5 Canvas and Internet Explorer 9” On August 25 we are organizing our next Microsoft Webcafe, an informal tech get-together after hours. Location this time is on the water: the Biouel Boat in Brussels. You can already register for the event on www.mswebcafe.be ...
3 Aug 2011
Web developers: try out new IE10 Platform Preview 2 with Drag & Drop, File Reader API, Web Workers, CSS3 Floats and more
After a first Platform Preview in April, the IE team has now released Platform Preview 2 for Internet Explorer 10. As web developer, front-end web designer or integrator, it’s your opportunity to test new HTML5 technologies support, which will later be coming to the final release. It’s standalone install...
30 Jun 2011
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...
20 Jun 2011
Community Day 2011 on June 23 – register now for full day of sessions for and by the community
Community Day is back: on June 23rd 2011 at the Utopolis in Mechelen 14 different Belgian User Groups are joining forces to provide you a full day of sessions and networking. Register for free , while there are still some seats left. This is the Belgian community at its best: getting together and putting...
1 Jun 2011
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