Education discounts on TechDays 2011

TechDays 2011 will take place in Metropolis Antwerp on April 26-27 (main conference) as well as April 28 (TechDays Deep Dives). With sessions on Visual Studio 2010, Windows Phone 7, Internet Explorer 9, HTML5, Silverlight 4, Lync 2010, Windows Azure, Exchange 2010, etc. TechDays 2011 again promises to be a particularly interesting and informative event….

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Learning resource: our selection of online PDC 2010 sessions

On October 28 and 29 Microsoft organized its Professional Developer Conference (PDC 2010). Sessions are highly technical, and targeted to the advanced developer. This year’s content focuses on the next generation of Cloud Services, client & devices, and framework & tools. The recording of all sessions is available online. Apart from the PDC Keynotes from…

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Technology update: functional programming with F#

F# is a simple, type safe, and efficient functional programming language with special expressiveness in parallel programming, scripting, and algorithmic development. F# combines the advantages of typed functional programming with a high-quality, well-supported modern runtime system and the .NET library and tools base. F# is freely available for .NET and Mono development across Windows, Mac,…

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Belgian students at PDC 2010 and TechEd Europe 2010

Belgian Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) Wouter Devinck and Jeroen Verhulst – both students at Ghent University – attended the Professional Developer Conference (PDC) 2010, which took place in Redmond, October 28-29.  Together with Raphaël Liénard (student at Haute Ecole de la Province de Liège), Julien Lebutte (student at Haute Ecole de Namur – IESN) and…

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The future of Silverlight starts now: watch Scott Guthrie show the next version of Silverlight on December 2, 2010

You are invited to see the next version of Silverlight in action, presented by Scott Guthrie during the Silverlight Firestarter event on December 2, 2010. When: December 2nd 2010, 18:00 CET (9:00 AM Pacific) Where: Online, register and watch the live stream. Registration is free. The event consists of more than 6 hours of training…

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Technology update: 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 to announce that several of these enhancements are either…

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Student Partner news: Belgian MSPs interviewing top experts at PDC 2010 and TechEd Europe 2010

At the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2010 and at TechEd Europe 2010 Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) Wouter Devinck (student at Universiteit Gent), Jeroen Verhulst (student at Universiteit Gent), and Kurt Callemin (student at Katholieke Hogeschool Brugge-Oostende) have done an amazing job interviewing some of the top speakers and technology experts present at these events. Check…

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Event invitation – Certiport certification: overview of the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams (December 15)

Microsoft and Certiport are pleased to announce Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2010, the next generation of the world’s most recognized information worker certification program. MOS 2010 continues the legacy of the Microsoft Office Specialist certification programs, the premier credential chosen by individuals seeking to validate their skills and advance their careers. The credential enables individuals…

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Learning Resource: Free ebook on Programming Windows Phone 7 by Charles Petzold

“This book is divided into three parts. The first part discusses basic concepts of Windows Phone 7 programming using example programs that target both Silverlight and the XNA framework. It is likely that many Windows Phone 7 developers will choose either one platform or the other, but I think it’s important for all developers who…

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Technology update – Small Basic: Welcome to the incredible world of programming!

Are you interested to know what programming is all about? Small Basic combines a friendly environment with a very simple language and a rich and engaging set of libraries to make your programs and games pop. In a matter of few lines of code, you will be well on your way to creating your very own game! Share…

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