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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
Cloudify your Windows 8 and iOS apps with Windows Azure Mobile Services
Leveraging my colleague Nick’s post on Windows Azure Mobile Services here . WAMS has received an upgrade, now supporting iOS next to Windows 8, and including new authentication support, sending e-mails, SMS en more. If you are from Belgium or Luxembourg, and are thinking about leveraging WAMS for your...
19 Oct 2012
New Windows Azure Features and Services Announcement and Live stream today
Yesterday, Microsoft announced previews of new Windows Azure services that help developers build applications that connect data to users across public and private clouds, take advantage of VHDs and deploy scalable websites quickly and cheaply. Today, Scott Guthrie will host “Meet Windows Azure...
7 Jun 2012
Join us for the first PHP & Windows Azure Hackthon in Belgium
My second post of the day is another one about User Groups and communities. You’d think we only work with Microsoft-technology focused user groups? You’d be wrong One of the user groups I’ve been working with in the past few years is the PHPBenelux . Since there are enough interesting touch-points around...
23 Dec 2011
Azure Spotlight: Numeri’zik Robot Stream Goes Cloudy (cross posting)
Leveraging an interesting post from my colleague Nick with a case on Numeri’zik’s project on Windows Azure. Numeri’zik is a Belgian startup company that is involved in the digitization of media and new ways of communication. They are a member of the Microsoft BizSpark program, through which they...
21 Dec 2011
New Windows Azure Site and Features Available (cross-posting)
Cross posting from my colleague Bart Vande Ghinste’s blog . Yesterday Microsoft released the new Windows Azure Website with improved billing, management and SQL Azure capabilities. The site is in English today with localized versions planned to roll out next year A highlight of the new features include...
14 Dec 2011
Updated Windows Azure SDK & Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK Available
Leveraging an announcement from the Windows Azure team with news on Windows Azure SDK (Tools for Visual Studio 2010), Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK and another update to the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit. Please find the highlights below or read the official Windows Azure Blog post . We are simplifying...
15 Nov 2011
Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – October 2011 Update now available
The October release of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit (WAPTK) is now available as a free download . The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes hands-on labs (HOLs), presentations, and samples to help you understand how to build applications that utilize Windows Azure , SQL Azure , and...
7 Nov 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
Windows Azure Toolkits for iOS, Android, and WP7
As announced on the Official Microsoft Blog , the Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS (v1.0.0) are now available. The toolkit contains resources and services designed to make it easier for iOS developers to use Windows Azure. This release pushes forward the momentum around Mobile + Cloud, and expands...
10 May 2011
Event announcement: Leveraging Azure with non-Microsoft Technologies
On Friday March 5th 2010, Josh Holmes will be presenting a session at the Microsoft offices in Zaventem: ‘ Leveraging Azure with non-Microsoft Technologies ’. The event is a joint organization between the PHPBenelux user group and Microsoft. The event is part of Josh’s PHP/Ruby on Azure Word Tour . If...
11 Feb 2010
New update of Windows Azure Platform Training Kit (December)
Just in time to make it for a Christmas present, the Windows Azure team has released a new version of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit. This one merges the October and November kits and contains updated content. The 122MB download contains a wealth of training material: 14 Hands on labs (Windows...
24 Dec 2009
Microsoft PDC 2009 – the announcements at the keynotes
This year I did not have the opportunity to join the Microsoft PDC event personally but I did manage to follow most part of the keynotes. Keynotes were streamed live both on November 17th and November 18th. If you would like to watch them on-demand they are being made available on the www.microsoftpdc...
18 Nov 2009
Windows Azure Platform: business model announced, try it for free now
Today at the World Partner Conference in New Orleans, we announced the business model for the Azure Services Platform, and opened up free testing for everyone. Windows Azure, SQL Azure and .NET Services will be commercially available at the Professional Developer Conference 2009 (November), in the meantime...
14 Jul 2009
Live Services Jumpstart training available
Need training material on any of the Live Services’ technologies? There is good news for you: the Live Services team has published the full video material of the two-day “Live Services Jumpstart” training that was given at several locations worldwide. View it all online at http://dev.live.com/training...
19 Feb 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
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
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 – Gregory Renard shares his thoughts (French)
After a very exciting week in Los Angeles to attend PDC where Microsoft has announced its new Software + Services Platform, Windows 7 pre-beta, Live Framework and much more, I’ve uploaded a video with Regional Director Gregory Renard . Want to know why Gregory thinks this PDC is his best PDC ever? Tune...
3 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
PDC 2008 Day 1 Keynote – the Windows Azure Platform
I arrived in Los Angeles on Saturday, with a warm and beatiful day welcoming me in California. It’s been quite a few years since I’ve been to L.A., being the first US city I visited it represents the typical America. But enough about this, let’s get to the PDC stuff. We have just had the keynote with...
27 Oct 2008
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