ALM Summit 2011 recordings available on Channel9

Last November we hosted the annual ALM Summit at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, where luminaries from across the software industry presented, covering the evolution of practices across both the Microsoft and OSS communities. Attending the the ALM Summit allows you to gain deeper insight into your application lifecycle. You also discover and learn… Read more

Last call to our free Next Generation UX event. Your chance to win an Arc Touch Mouse!

On June 28 we’re organizing an event around Next Generation User Experiences in Brussels Business Faculty.  It’s entirely free and every attendee gets a unique T-shirt!  Register today and join many other UX enthusiasts. During this event, you’ll get inspired by Microsoft’s vision and strategy for natural user interfaces – see what today’s and tomorrow’s… Read more

Case: Aaltra builds visualization software for the smart home (guest article)

This is a guest posting by Aaltra. Aaltra explains their technical implementation of a “smart home” visualization software for Qbus, based on Microsoft technology (Windows Presentation Foundation, SQL Server, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, .NET). About Aaltra and the people behind the app Pieter-Paulus Vertongen and Ciel Berings founded Aaltra in 2007 after working together during… Read more

Register for the Next Generation User Experiences event on June 28

You’re designing or building applications and want to fast forward to get ready for the next generation of user experiences? Join us on June 28 in Brussels Business Faculty for a free event! Technology is becoming more natural and intuitive. Touch, face- and voice-recognition, movement sensors – all are part of an emerging field of… Read more

Microsoft Health Common User Interface

The Microsoft Health Common User Interface (MSCUI) offerings form part of the Microsoft Health ICT Resource Center. MSCUI provides User Interface Design Guidance and Toolkit controls that address a wide range of patient safety issues faced by healthcare organizations worldwide. Those design guides and controls enable the quick and easy creation of a new generation… Read more

Free Classroom Training: Touch Development For The Slate PC

In this 1-day, free of charge (for MSFT partners), classroom training you will learn hands-on (pun not intended ) how you can build touch-optimized applications for touch-enabled devices such as the Slate PC. We will provide you insight in the different capabilities of the platform and show you how and when to use each one… Read more

Save the date for the ISV Discovery Day Spring Edition

The spring season is back which means there are some great local events coming up where you can see our latest tools and technologies and have the opportunity to network with speakers and other ISVs.  I’m happy to announce that on May 12th, we’re having our spring edition of the ISV Discovery Day, where we… Read more

Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training Kit Available

On January 17 we launched Dynamics CRM Online 2011 worldwide, and today we’re making available the Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training Kit.  It’s a great collection of materials that allows .NET developers to learn the development features of Dynamics CRM and helps them build applications using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and CRM Online. Download the… Read more

Link: Visual Studio Add-in: Portable Library Tools CTP

The Portable Library Tools Visual Studio add-in may be interesting if you’re writing applications that run on multiple .NET platforms.  It allows you to create libraries that run on a variety of .NET platforms (.NET, Silverlight, Windows Phone, Xbox 360) without recompilation. Check out this blogpost by the BCL (Base Class Library) team to find… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate is available

Yesterday on the availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Release Candidate was announced. It’s already available for MSDN Subscribers, later today it will also be made available to the general public through the MSDN site. The Release Candidate addresses feedback give by all of you who tested the beta release. Main areas include… Read more