Connect() Day 1, How to get caught in a photo on Twitter!

I got the lucky straw and I’m just back in my hotel room in NY after being in the audience to hear the raft of announcements about our Developer Tools at Microsoft. This is such an exciting time for me and for Microsoft as we open our platform up to many new developers and empower… Read more

Connect() Day 1, What a day to be a developer!

Wow, TechEd Europe happened only two weeks ago, and already another important event kicked off: Connect(). This time we are focused on current and future technologies for developers creating applications across a variety of platforms. And it’s a virtual event which means almost all attendees (including your reporter Jan Tielens) were following it online. If… Read more

TechEd recap day 3: the one with the Country Drinks, Office and SharePoint development & a bit of Azure

Time flies when you’re having fun they say, and it’s certainly true over here at TechEd in Barcelona. Wednesday evening we had the Belgium & Luxembourg country drink in “Bestial” , a fantastic location near the beach, that served great food and drinks to the 250 BeLux attendees. Thanks to everyone who joined us! Over… Read more

Day 2 at TechEd: Windows for IoT, Azure Stream Analytics and the Future of .NET

Yesterday TechEd Europe kicked off with a series of keynotes (recap day 1), while today the more in-depth sessions were planned. Picking sessions is always difficult, “choosing is losing” they say; so many great choices. Luckily all sessions are recorded and already many of them are online on Channel 9. The first session I attended… Read more

Recap of TechEd Europe, day one

Here is the first blog post from your reporter Jan Tielens, on-site at TechEd Europe in sunny Barcelona. This morning the event kicked off with a keynote diving into the mobile first, cloud first world. Jason Zander was the host and he focused on the key parts which makes this vision a reality: devices and… Read more

Belgians at BUILD: the ultimate recap

We’re back from an exciting 3 days of Build conference in San Francisco, once again the epicenter of Microsoft biggest platform announcements.  In our previous posts we already provided the highlights of day 1 and day 2 and in this post we want to give you a recap on what made this year’s Build conference… Read more

BUILD Day 2, all the highlights

The first day of this Build 2014 conference was packed with awesome announcements about Windows Phone 8.1 and the Windows 8.1 Update.  You can check our blogpost for a summary of what was revealed on day 1 or relive the day 1 keynote on Channel 9. The Day 2 keynote of Build 2014 was mostly… Read more

Re-live Day 1 of //BUILD

At the first day of the //Build 2014 conference, we saw some very exciting announcements and witnessed some amazing demos. Since the launch of Windows 8 we have been updating and refining the operating system based on your feedback. So today announcements about Windows Phone 8.1 and the Windows 8.1 Update build on that with… Read more

BeLux in full force @ BUILD

· Pretty large delegation of 30 Belgians & Luxembourgians @ //BUILD this year, a clear indication of the rising momentum the Microsoft platform has in our markets. We kicked off the night before //BUILD with an all Belgian dinner at the Paragon restaurant in San Fran. Great to start with networking, great food and some… Read more

Running Powershell Web Jobs on Azure websites

Just last week we announced a series of new features for the Windows Azure platform.  One of those features is Web Jobs support for Windows Azure Web Sites.  Web Jobs enable you to run custom jobs on your web site, either on-demand, scheduled or continuously.  However, some people have already wondered why there is no… Read more