Microsoft Webcafe #1 – Resources and notes

Yesterday we organized the first Microsoft Webcafe at the Palm Breweries in Steenhuffel. I was really happy to see familiar and lots of unfamiliar faces join this new informal web professionals get-together. Check out some of the pictures on our Facebook page. Palm Breweries was quite a fitting location since in Belgium a café is… Read more

See the next version of Silverlight – live streaming event on December 2, 2010

During the Silverlight Firestarter event on December 2nd 2010, Scott Guthrie is set to deliver the opening keynote and show you the future of Siverlight. That’s right, the next version of Silverlight! For Belgium, book your time to watch the keynote on December 2nd at 6PM. Register online and see Silverlight vNext in action. In-dept… Read more

Quick tip [link]: Enabling IE9 Beta UI features in Platform Preview 6

As I blogged earlier, Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 is out. As with previous editions, the Platform Preview does not give you any UI like you get with the beta. However, there is a ‘secret’ switch you can use to give the Platform Preview the same UI features as the Beta. Ars Technica has… Read more

Windows Phone 7 Project call at the MIC (Mons)

Need assistance in getting around your Windows Phone 7 project? The Microsoft Innovation Center in Mons is organizing a Call for Projects with an incredible amount of supporting activities lined up: Getting cheaper access to developer device Training sessions (full day events) on Windows Phone 7 and Silverlight, XNA development, the Design Principles adding up… Read more

IIS Media Services 4.0 released, support for multiple devices

Earlier this week, the media team released Internet Information Services (IIS) Media Services 4.0. As Chris Knowlton blogs, this latest release brings quite a number of new features, including low-latency delivery and support for multiple devices. Quoting from Chris’ post: One Encoding Format, One Server, Many Devices – including iPhone Using the same live H.264… Read more

Silverlight going forward

Last Friday during PDC 2010, President of the Server and Tools Division at Microsoft, Bob Muglia was interviewed by Mary-Jo Foley on HTML5 and Silverlight. The way in which the interview was interpreted has caused some feedback from the Belgian MSDN  community and we feel it appropriate to point you to some guidance on Microsoft’s… Read more

Creating a Tile using theme’s color as background (Windows Phone 7)

The Windows Phone 7 Start screen default tiles like e-mail and agenda use the current Theme color with a visual and text in white. Depending on the theme color, whether it’s set to Dark or Light, white content will always on the Tile’s foreground color. As I was working on a personal project this weekend… Read more