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Upcoming MSDN Webcasts on SharePoint 2010 and Windows Phone ‘Mango’
Register now for the following MSDN Webcasts: 27 SEP 2011 Overview of SharePoint 2010 as a Business Intelligence platform Timing 14:00 – 15:30 | Type Live Webcast | Language English Abstract In this session, Serge Luca (SharePoint MVP, Devoteam) and Isabelle Van Campenhoudt (Data Branch Manager, ICT7...
20 Sep 2011
Congratulations to new and renewed MVPs for Belgium & Luxembourg
Each quarter Microsoft awards passionate technical community leaders with the Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award recognizing they are top-tier technology influencers and outstanding community contributors. Microsoft began the MVP Awards many years ago as a way to recognize...
5 Apr 2011
MSDN Webcast: Lunchbox - Developing a Windows Phone 7 Application at Microsoft leveraging Windows Azure
Register now for the next MSDN Live Meeting (organized by Microsoft Belgium and Luxembourg) on April 12, 2011 : Lunchbox - Developing a Windows Phone 7 Application at Microsoft leveraging Windows Azure. Timing April 12, 2011 - 14:00 – 15:30 (Belgian time: GMT +01:00) Abstract The Lunchbox Windows Phone...
31 Mar 2011
Install the BELUX MSDN and TechNet Desktop Gadget to stay up to date
Stay up to date with the latest news from MSDN and TechNet in Belgium and Luxembourg via our new desktop gadget for Windows Vista and Windows 7. It’s free, easy to install and very practical: you won’t miss anything of the latest tech news, blogs, videos and event registrations, as they are all fed right...
23 Mar 2011
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...
31 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
Silverlight 4 named Best Rich Internet Application (RIA) Platform by InfoWorld
Some great news to share. Yesterday InfoWorld published “ InfoWorld’s 2011 Technology of the Year Awards ” in which Silverlight 4 has been named as the “Best Rich Internet Application (RIA) Platform”. As InfoWorld writes (excerpt), see full slide here : “… Right now, we favor Silverlight . In the two...
13 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 update: new speaker and more of Scott Hanselman!
On January 24th 2011 we are organizing the first Web Camp Belgium event. Scott Hanselman has confirmed his presence, and now with some changes to other confirmed speakers we will have a full two hour keynote by Scott. The keynote will cover all that is new with the Microsoft Web Platform. In addition...
6 Jan 2011
Register for the next MSDN Live Meetings in January and February
On January 18 and February 1 the first two MSDN Live Meetings of 2011 will take place, both focusing on the Windows Azure Platform. Every attendee of either Live Meeting will get a FREE Cloud Power T-shirt . Jan. 18, 2011: The Windows Azure Platform: Overview and New Features Join this MSDN Live Meeting...
5 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
New Windows Azure Platform Features Available Today
Building out an infrastructure that supports your web service or application can be expensive, complicated and time consuming. Whether you need to forecast the highest possible demand, build out the network to support your peak times, getting the right servers in place at the right time or managing and...
15 Dec 2010
Quick tip [link]: Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide now available
Last week the Patterns & Practices team announced the availability of the Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide. The guide describes a scenario around a fictitious company named Tailspin that has decided to include Windows Phone 7 as a client device for their existing cloud-based application. The book...
14 Dec 2010
Quick tip [link]: Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta has been announced
Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta has been announced by Jason Zander and S. Somasegar . SP1 becomes available to the public in two phases: MSDN Subscribers can get the download as of now General public will be able to download the Service Pack as of December 9th 2010 Improvements include IntelliTrace...
8 Dec 2010
Silverlight 5 features, firestarter keynote and sessions resources
Last week folks from all around the world attended the online or in-person keynote during the Silverlight Firestarter event in Redmond. Scott Guthrie did the opening keynote in which Silverlight 5 was shown to the public for the first time. The rest of the Firestarter event were in-depth sessions about...
6 Dec 2010
Windows Azure SDK 1.3 and the new Windows Azure Management Portal Now Available
At PDC10 last month, we announced a host of enhancements for Windows Azure designed to make it easier for customers to run existing Windows applications on Windows Azure, enable more affordable platform access and improve the Windows Azure developer and IT Professional experience. Today, we're happy...
1 Dec 2010
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...
26 Nov 2010
See the next version of Silverlight – live streaming event on December 2, 2010
During the Silverlight Firestarter event on December 2 nd 2010, Scott Guthrie is set to deliver the opening keynote and show you the future of Siverlight . That’s right, the next version of Silverlight! For Belgium, book your time to watch the keynote on December 2 nd at 6PM. Register online...
16 Nov 2010
Quick tip [link]: Enabling IE9 Beta UI features in Platform Preview 6
As I blogged earlier, Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 is out. As with previous editions, the Platform Preview does not give you any UI like you get with the beta. However, there is a ‘secret’ switch you can use to give the Platform Preview the same UI features as the Beta. Ars Technica has a post...
7 Nov 2010
Windows Phone 7 Project call at the MIC (Mons)
Need assistance in getting around your Windows Phone 7 project? The Microsoft Innovation Center in Mons is organizing a Call for Projects with an incredible amount of supporting activities lined up: Getting cheaper access to developer device Training sessions (full day events) on Windows Phone 7 and...
6 Nov 2010
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...
4 Nov 2010
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...
1 Nov 2010
Internet Explorer 9 - Platform Preview 6 is out
IE9 Platform Previews have been out since March 2010, with a new version hitting the site every eight weeks more or less. Even after the release of Internet Explorer 9 Beta, in September 2010, this is still no different. The platform previews deliver new rendering updates so they are the most up to date...
29 Oct 2010
Quick tip: using the WP Connect utility instead of Zune client (Windows Phone 7)
Deploying and debugging your Windows Phone 7 applications on a device requires Zune client software to be running. However, Zune client software blocks access to your local media database making it impossible to debug anything using media APIs. This may include photo choosers and launchers, XNA and Silverlight...
26 Oct 2010
REMIX10: (r)Experience the conference with full recorded content online
REMIX10 Belgium took place at the end of September 2010 in De Montil, Affligem. We managed to bring together a great combination of Microsoft Corp speakers as well as some local community speakers. As traditionally with REMIX events, two content tracks were available: Web Developer and User Experience...
26 Oct 2010
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