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Visual Studio 11 and .NET 4.5 Sneak Peek and beta date announced
Today, S. Somasegar and Jason Zander gave a sneak preview of Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5 Beta, officially announcing Beta availability for February 29th 2012. More details on the announcement, TFS Express and the new UI. Sneak Preview of Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5 Beta...
23 Feb 2012
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
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
New Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
A new release of the Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, and Service Management Features are now available. You can download the tools here using the Web Platform Installer. All three of these releases are aimed at simplifying development, deployment, and management...
25 Sep 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
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
Quick tip [link]: Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 available for download
Last week Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio 2010 was officially released. Make sure you go ahead and download SP1 to benefit from new features and fixes such as IntelliTrace on 64bit systems, unit testing, built-in Silverlight 4 profiling, HTML5 schema support and more. Link : read the official post announcing...
14 Mar 2011
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
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
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...
28 Nov 2009
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
Silverlight 3: Out-of-Browser Applications
One of the most awaited and requested features before the release of Silverlight 3 Beta was the ability to run Silverlight applications out of the browser. To be clear, this is not completely out of the browser, since the browser chrome/host is still being used. However, the application can be run directly...
10 Jul 2009
Tooling and integration with Visual Studio to kickstart WPF development (by a Belgian firm) – an interview
Last week I invited David Sleeckx , the technical architect behind Vidyano, to give us a demonstration on what he has been working on. Vidyano is a tool that is tightly integrated with Visual Studio 2008 to help with the (rapid) development and architecturing of windows applications using Windows Presentation...
24 Jun 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
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
Updated Windows Azure SDK and Visual Studio Tools CTP (January 2009)
Windows Azure SDK and the Visual Studio Tools, available for download to everyone, were first released during PDC 2008 in October. Now the Windows Azure team has just announced an update to the SDK and tools. From the team blog , main improvements are: Improved integration with Visual Studio Performance...
15 Jan 2009
Do you know Visual Studio Gallery? All extensions, add-ins and products to enhance Visual Studio
The Visual Studio Gallery ( http://www.visualstudiogallery.com/ ) is website aggregating all extensions and add-ins that have been developed to work with Visual Studio 2008 and earlier versions. This is a great resource to look for extensions going from testing tools, control libraries and toolkits,...
12 Jan 2009
Windows Azure – installing SDK, tools and creating a first cloud project
The Azure Services Platform was announced October of last year at the Professional Developers Conference (PDC). Part of the Azure Services Platform is hosting on the cloud with Windows Azure. If you want to test Windows Azure yourself you can already do a lot locally on your development machine. Deploying...
4 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
TechEd EMEA: Visual Studio 2010 in the keynote and lots of Belgians
Back from Tech-Ed EMEA developers, running from 10 to 14 November 2008 in Barcelona. It was a very interesting week in turns of content but also in terms of meeting up with lots of interesting people. And proud to be a Belgian at this conference: besides Hans Verbeeck as the business owner we had a Belgian...
16 Nov 2008
Links for Azure, Visual Studio and other experiences from PDC 2008
After a jetlag, a few days of e-mail immersion and inbox cleaning, finally some time to get into the real stuff and get you a summary of the event. For some non-technical experiences about the event, scroll to the bottom. First things first, getting into the PDC information is really easy: you can follow...
8 Nov 2008
PDC 2008 – Regional Directors share their thoughts (Dutch)
Peter Himschoot and Gill Cleeren, Regional Directors, both share their thoughts on what PDC 2008 is for them: from the main announcement around the new cloud platform to Windows 7 to new features in C# and .NET 4.0. Watch the video we shot on location during the PDC conference and learn what you should...
4 Nov 2008
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
Silverlight 2 RTW – all the links you need to get started
After the RC0 a few weeks ago we a, Silverlight 2 RTW (Release to Web) is here, it’s official! This is great news as for a lot of people, where putting something in production on a non-release version was out of the question. Now that we are out of beta, I created a list of links and resources to get...
14 Oct 2008
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