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  • Blog Post: Running Powershell Web Jobs on Azure websites

    Update: Web Jobs now natively support PowerShell scripts.  You can upload a zip file containing a .ps1 file and it will be executed without further configurations. Just last week we announced a series of new features for the Windows Azure platform.  One of those features is Web Jobs support...
  • Blog Post: Web Camps Special Edition on May 3rd

      Come to camp … on May 3 rd in Brussels on a very special edition of Web Camp to learn the latest on web development on the Microsoft Platform! Web Camps are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers. This European edition is really unique with speakers flying in directly from the...
  • Blog Post: Web & Phone UX Tour Belgium: recordings and resources now available

    In November we held the Web & Phone UX event in Ter Elst (Edegem), bringing a full day of sessions focusing on Web & Phone (WP7) Design and Development. Sessions included HTML5, Metro Design from thinking to building and refining, JavaScript patterns, Windows Phone Mango development and Responsive...
  • Blog Post: Increasing your revenue and decreasing costs? Learn how

    Why should an independent software vendor (ISV) care about cloud computing? The answer is simple: using the cloud has the potential to increase your revenues and/or decrease your costs . Running code and storing data on computers in large Internet-accessible data centers owned and operated by another...
  • Blog Post: Register now for Web Camps Belgium: Hands-on HTML5 and Web Apps (four sessions announced)

    Web Camps Belgium are free full day training events where you get to get your hands-on the technology and build something. If you are wondering how to take advantage of HTML5 and CSS3 , use a free open source app like Umbraco, Orchard, Drupal , or others or simply want to program your own website, then...
  • Blog Post: Register for Web & Phone UX Tour Belgium November 3rd: inspiring day on HTML5, Phone, Web and UX

    Don’t miss our next event: Web & Phone UX 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 with...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Azure SDK 1.5, Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

      I am happy to announce the availability of the Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. You can download the tools here using the Web Platform Installer. All three of these releases are aimed at simplifying development, deployment, and management on the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Dive into the summer with ISVs : Leveraging the Web.

    We kicked off the ISV Summer beginning of July where we invited you to dive into the following topics :  Leveraging the Cloud, Unlocking your Data and Mobility Scenarios.   Now it's time for the 4th and last topic: Leveraging the Web What is the most used application on a computer nowadays...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 and IE workshop by the water at Microsoft Webcafe, August 25th in Brussels

    Register for a free afternoon workshop on HTML5 and IE9 site pinning, taking place on August 25 in the afternoon. This workshop takes place before the Microsoft Webcafe evening event at the same location. Join us for this free, informal afternoon of learning and playing with two topics: creating HTML5...
  • Blog Post: New IE10 Platform Preview 2 for download: CSS3 Floats, Drag & Drop, File Reader API, Web Workers, and more

    The second release of a Platform Preview (PP) for Internet Explorer 10 is now available. In this PP2, the IE team has implemented a very big number of new site-ready HTML5 technologies and continued working on improving performance. As a web of front-end developer, you can now download this standalone...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Web Camp Belgium session recordings and resources

    Last week on April 6 we organized the first HTML5 Web Camp in Belgium. With registrations running out in less than 24 hours quite some of you will be happy everything is recorded and now available for online viewing or download. We were delighted to have your peers from agencies and partners presenting...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Web Camp Belgium on April 6 2011 – free event registration now open

    HTML5 Web Camp Belgium on April 6th is now open for registration. Enjoy a full afternoon of sessions delivered by the Belgian web agencies and partners including Netlog, LBi and These Days. What : HTML5 Web Camp Belgium – a full afternoon of sessions presented by the Belgian web companies followed by...
  • Blog Post: Link: Internet Explorer 9 RC available for download

    Another important step in, the IE team has just announced the availability of Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate! Check out Katrien’s blog here for more details or download it straight from http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/ and make your web more beautiful .
  • Blog Post: Register for Microsoft Webcafe on February 17th in Gent

    The second edition of Microsoft Webcafe is taking place at Combell in Gent. We are calling it the ‘Combell Café’ for the evening. Register for free. Agenda 18h - 18.30h Welcome 18.30h - 19h Fun 19h-19.45h 10-minute sessions 19.45h - 20.15h Fun part 2 20.15h - 21h 10-minute sessions by partners and Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: 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 free products enhance developing for the Web, from professional developers with ASP.NET MVC3 and NuGet to novice users with WebMatrix. ASP.NET MVC 3 (now with Razor support, amongst other new features) NuGet (free...
  • Blog Post: Web Camp Belgium on January 24 with Scott Hanselman and James Senior

    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 you will hear from Microsoft experts on the latest components of the platform...
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