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  • Blog Post: Brad Abrams caved in...

    Since I'm getting started in a new team, these are the kind of documents I am digging up these days. I'm sure most of you have done this already aaaaaages ago. But read my previous post, and understand that I am happy to be reading/learning these basic guidelines: OK, I give. Here are a set of internal...
  • Blog Post: Unit Tests as documentation

    Since Unit Testing is becomming a defacto used practice in modern programming, this is an interesting topic to say the least: The next XP BE meeting will be hosted by Philippe De Bruycker of the Federal Administration of Foreign Affairs in Brussels. The topic of the evening will be "Unit Tests as documentation...
  • Blog Post: Developer & ITPro Days 2005 updated

    Just slightly updated the agenda and some speaker details on Friday. If I had goodies to give away, I would open up a contest to 'spot the differences'. That is just to say how final things are at this point. Overall I'm hearing good feedback for the agenda. As Tom already noted: you have the opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Updated Developer & ITPro Days 2005 Agenda

    Just completed some more details on the agenda , and I will continue so in the next coming weeks. Please, please, pretty please give us some feedback. Especially around the 'Connect' sessions. Some people seem to think this is a great idea, other really don't see the point. The idea behind the 'Connect...
  • Blog Post: Finally, InfoPath has Managed Code!!

    Announcing the InfoPath 2003 Toolkit for Visual Studio .NET Back in the days that InfoPath was still code named XDocs, this was the one of the big features I was really missing, having been living and breathing .NET and managed code all over, convincing our customers and developers the only way forward...
  • Blog Post: Win a Smartphone

    Webcasts Looking to build applications for mobile devices like the Windows Powered Smartphone or the Pocket PC but don't know where to begin? Learn247 are please to announce the free "Building Mobile Applications with Visual Studio.NET" online training series presented by the Mobile Devices Division...
  • Blog Post: New Usergroup online

    Yes, a new User Group has just been launched. http://www.vbgroup.org At the moment, dutch only, but they hope to unite all of the Belgian developers to participate in their community. They offer a wide range of features such as newsgroups, a knowledge base. I wish them all the best and hope it becomes...
  • Blog Post: Dev-ITPro Days 2005 Feedback

    For those that do not follow Alains blog , we are seeking feedback for the next edition of the Dev-ITPro days. Go there to add your comments. Thanks.
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Magazine is comming to Europe! Do not miss this event!

    We are organizing a full day on SQL Server at the Kinepolis in Brussels. Two tracks with each several sessions will give SQL Server DBAs and developers the tools they need to unleash the power of SQL Server 2000, deploy SQL Server Express, and get ready for SQL Server 2005. The event is produced by Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: .NET Framework Service Packs available

    Thanks to the Microsoft Download Center Feed from http://www.thundermain.com/ I noticed that the Service Packs for the .NET Framework have been put online. .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3 .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2003 The fixes are listed...
  • Blog Post: Ferrari Fast Portable from Acer

    Whooo, take a look at this nice portable from Acer: The Ferrari 3200 It actually has a 64-bit AMD processor onboard but it can run 32-bit code. So you can load up your Windows XP Pro 32 bit edition, and in the near future you will also be able to put the Windows XP Pro 64 bit edition on it. Here in Redmond...
  • Blog Post: Innovation inspired by your Potential

    The 'Your Potential, Our Passion' campaign has been in Microsoft for over a year now. And the first time I saw some of the to-be-telivised ads, I was impressed. It is one of the best videos I have seen in years from Microsoft. This is a nice follow up of those campaigns: http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp...
  • Blog Post: Give IE Feedback

    The IE team had been heavily involved in XP SP2, rightly so, the even say that themselves. But they are now looking at gathering feedback for the next release. If you want to make an impact, head over to the Wiki on Channel 9 . I'd say: collect your top ten issues and make sure they are listed. Be as...
  • Blog Post: Take a service stop and clean your windows

    Of course, this is about Windows XP Service Pack 2, but as my co-worker Alain wrote in ' About backward compatibility of XP SP2: Life has changed ... ', I also have my own view on this. It actually struck me when driving towards the south of France, a week ago. It is a good 8 hours drive, in sunny summer...
  • Blog Post: IL Merge utility from MS Research

    This can be an interesting tool (haven't tried it myself yet, but will do so soon). ILMerge takes a set of input assemblies and merges them into one target assembly. The first assembly in the list of input assemblies is the primary assembly. When the primary assembly is an executable, then the target...
  • Blog Post: Python for .NET

    I've read some stuff around Python for .NET before and I found the article from Jim Hugunin very interesting, especially for getting a better insight on how the CLR works internally. Turns out Jim has joined the Microsoft CLR team , and is starting today. Well, this is good news. (does this also mean...
  • Blog Post: Summer time, wanna meet up and discuss some cool stuff?

    Of course, I would be talking about .NET and Longhorn, you know. But you can find any other kind of Meetup meeting in Brussels . So maybe we'll meet up and see each other there?
  • Blog Post: Nice little videos

    Summer is shaping up to be enormously wet, especially between 17h-19h. Just when I'd enjoy a nice beer in Ghent. So instead I guess I'll go through all of these to keep me occupied. http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/atthemovies/ It is amazing but these are just the answers to the kind of questions...
  • Blog Post: New cool summer SmartClient sample

    I guess with the summer comming (yes here in belgium it still really needs to get started, yesterday we had very bad weather) this is a nice app to install and use: http://msdn.microsoft.com/smartclient/codesamples/fotovision/ Could this be the app that gets the .NET framework installed on a lot...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator

    Never knew this tool existed! For a guy like me this is cool. Yes, I love a good QWERTY (usually UK-EN) keyboard, 'cause all the braces and brackets are much better located to type C# code, but then I sometimes need to type some french with all of the éèç characters. With this tool I could create my...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP SP2 for Developers

    For the developers that care about security and wanting to make sure 1. They can develop on their Windows XP machine with SP2 2. Their app will run smoothly on Windows XP SP2 MSDN Webcast: Overview of Windows XP SP2 for Developers Join Product Manager Tony Goodhew on Monday, May...
  • Blog Post: Re-instate the 'Esc'ape key!! (please, pretty please, with sugar on top?)

    I would like to start a call to all developers in the world, and especially to the Longhorn devs; to re-instate the Escape key. There are just soo many scenarios still in the Windows shell where you as a user (of a not soo powerfull machine perhaps) are just waiting for something to finish, while you...
  • Blog Post: The Exploits are running wild - Sasser

    If you have not installed the latest updates for Windows XP yet, you just might be too late. If nothing else, switch on the Internet Connection Firewall asap if you can. For more information refer to the Security Report on the Microsoft site. The new virus on the block is called Sasser (W32.Sasser...
  • Blog Post: New exploits are comming at blazingly fast speeds

    Protect Against Exploit Code Related to Security Bulletin MS04-011 Code is available on the Internet that seeks to exploit issues addressed in the Microsoft security updates of April 13. Find out if your system is at risk and how you can protect against it. (April 22, Announcement) Yep, it took them...
  • Blog Post: Het Vlaams Software Platform (VSP)

    The 'Flemish Software Platform' ( dutch website ) is an organisation mixing the Academic and Research centra togehter with the Flemish ICT Industry.
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