Download Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1

Service Pack 1 is ready for download. Microsoft continues to invest in Visual Studio 2010 with Service Pack 1. In this release we addressed some of the most requested features and top voted issues from customers. Visual Studio 2010 SP1 delivers improvements to IntelliTrace, unit testing, and Silverlight profiling, as well as many other areas,… 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

Apps made in Belgium: new in the Store #4

It’s Friday afternoon – the perfect time to update your device with the most recent apps in the Windows and Windows Phone Store, made by developers in Belgium! This is the 4th post in a series of blog posts to highlight new additions (if you missed the first posts, you can find them here). Get… Read more

The Ultimate Checklist to Promote Your App

Learn how to build a high quality app, that’s visible in the Store, gets downloaded and receives good ratings. Introducing: the ultimate checklist on promoting your Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps! (Also available as PDF document: right here.) It all starts with a quality app. But how can you make sure your app is… Read more

Update on the Developer Summer Quest

About a month ago we opened up the Developer Summer Quest: presenting you with 4 developer challenges to take on during the summer months. Each challenge gives you the opportunity to win fabulous prizes like Surface RTs, Nokia Lumia’s, mood lamps, cinema tickets and more. This week we’ve notified the first series of winners and… 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

Register now for TechDays 2012 and benefit from 15% Early Bird discount

Starting today (November 2, 2011) registrations for the Belgian TechDays 2012 are OPEN! About Microsoft TechDays Year after year thousands of technology professionals come together to network with peers and experts, while diving deep into Microsoft technologies and learning about the latest products and solutions. Microsoft TechDays is one of the premier technical events in… Read more

Download new article on the evolution of ALM/TFS

This is a posting by one of our guest authors, Pieter Gheysens who has written an extensive article on the evolution of Microsoft’s solution for Application Lifecycle Management. Pieter Gheysens is the founder of Sparkles ( and focuses as a Visual Studio ALM MVP and Certified Scrum Master on Application Lifecycle Management solutions for the… Read more

Winners of the #superhack Best App contest

About 3 weeks ago we closed the Windows 8 Super Hackathon at 4 locations in Belgium (Brussels, Genk, Kortrijk and Mons). We welcomed over 200 developers across all locations to build apps on the Windows platform. The participants could also enter their app in a contest to win these amazing prizes: 1st place: free &… Read more