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 Azure, SQL Azure,… Read more

The SketchFlow Conversations– Overview and Intro

In this Expression Blend SketchFlow series of posts I will be addressing different aspects of creating interactive prototypes and move to a production project. The idea to do a blog post on this subject came after discussing with some folks at a Silverlight training and events we held in Belgium in October and November 2009…. Read more

TechDays Belgium 2010 – First update

Next year on March 30th/31st and April 1st 2010 we will be hosting TechDays 2010 Belgium. Like last year, the event is taking place at the Kinepolis in Antwerp. While the full agenda is not yet published we are getting closer to confirming about 80% of the speaker before the end of the year. To… Read more

Scott Guthrie in Belgium – event write up and links

Last Friday December 4th we had the pleasure to have Scott Guthrie visit Belgium after a few other European countries. For this visit we setup a full afternoon event together with the Visual Studio User Group (VISUG) at a Brussels movie theater. In this post I’m giving you an overview of the events and some… Read more

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 you… Read more

Silverlight 4 Beta – Overview of the new features

Yesterday, during the keynote at the Professional Developers Conference the new Silverlight 4 beta was announced. To tell you the truth I’m really impressed with the number of new features that the team has been able to deliver in beta form just a good 3 months after the release of Silverlight 3 last July. Here’s… Read more

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 site soon…. Read more

SQL Server Day 2009 – now with a full developer track

The SQL Server Day, taking place on December 3rd in Utopolis Mechelen is a full day dedicated to SQL Server 2008 content. Driven by the SQL UG, they have now added a full developer-focused track. When: December 3rd 2010, keynote starts at 10 AM. Where: Utopolis Mechelen Content to expect: check out the full agenda… Read more

MS Web Platform Installer & Gallery – extensibility for your own non-public apps and products

The Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a great tool to automate the installation of web developer tools, framework, web server and database. In case you haven’t see this you I encourage you to take a look at This is also something we showed during the REMIX 2009 keynote so you may want… Read more

REMIX 2009 – all recorded sessions now online

ReMix Brussels 2009 was held at the end of September 2009. We had a great day with a general opening keynote and eight technical sessions on Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC, Expression Blend and general UX around Surface. Four speakers from Microsoft corp joined us in Brussels and continued on to Helsinki, Vienna and Lisbon for a… Read more