10K Apart: The Responsive Edition Contest open for participation

Our colleagues from the MIX Online team in collaboration with An Event Apart just launched the second 10K Apart contest. Last year the contest was a big success with 350+ entries in a month’s time. This year, the contest is themed to Responsive web design. Meet 10K Apart: The Responsive Edition. How to participate? Build… Read more

Write HTML5 and CSS3 with Visual Studio 2010 – download the free Standards Update today

Some folks at Microsoft are just great. Take Mads Kristensen and some folks in his team: last week they released a free update to Visual Studio 2010 SP1 that delivers better support for writing standards web pages. In essence, the extension adds Intellisense support for HTML5 and CSS3, following the newest W3C specs as good… Read more

HTML5 Web Camp Belgium on 6 April 2011: free registration open now

During the first Web Camp Belgium in January we asked you to indicate your interest in future Web Camps. Response was huge and many of you pointed out HTML5 and related technologies. So here is our answer: on April 6th we’ll be hosting the first HTML5 Web Camp in Belgium with a full afternoon of… Read more

MIX 2011: register with early bird and vote for Belgian sessions

In just over two months the biggest Microsoft web and UX conference is taking place in Las Vegas: MIX 2011 from April 12 to 14. We have just announced the keynote speakers, first pre-conference boot camps and opened up registration, so now is the time to register! What is MIX 2011? MIX is a gathering… Read more

Web Camp Belgium on 24 January with Scott Hanselman and James Senior: attend or watch online

Microsoft Web Camps are free events that allow you to learn and build on the Microsoft Web Platform. Good news: Web Camps are coming to Belgium! The Belgian Web Camp event on 24th of January 2011 is a full-day event where will hear from Microsoft experts on the latest components of the platform, including ASP.NET… Read more

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

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

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

Internet Explorer 9 Beta is here: download and experiment

Internet Explorer 9 Beta is here, and it’s here for you to try out. Yesterday we had the official beta launch event in San Francisco, with our own local event in Belgium. Download now! With a bunch of new features, the team has focused on three main areas: Performance, with a new JavaScript engine (Chakra)… Read more

Silverlight Analytics Framework

If you have been building Silverlight applications for public facing sites, chances are you need to measure its usage and in that way maybe monetize. Until now if you wanted to integrate analytics into Silverlight you were left to extra development effort or integration with JavaScript calls to the host page. Good news, last month… Read more