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

ASP.NET MVC 3, NuGet, IIS Express, SQL CE 4, Web Farm Framework, Orchard, WebMatrix released

Last week, Microsoft released more than six new or upgraded products! All these products enhance developing for the Web, from professional developers with ASP.NET MVC3 and NuGet to novice users with WebMatrix. And the best news: they are all free. ASP.NET MVC 3 (now with Razor support, amongst other new features) NuGet (free, open source… Read more

Silverlight 4 named Best Rich Internet Application (RIA) Platform by InfoWorld

Some great news to share. Yesterday InfoWorld published “InfoWorld’s 2011 Technology of the Year Awards” in which Silverlight 4 has been named as the “Best Rich Internet Application (RIA) Platform”. As InfoWorld writes (excerpt), see full slide here: “… Right now, we favor Silverlight. In the two categories most important to decision makers — developer… Read more

Web Camp Belgium: join online and breakfast is on us!

Can’t make it to the Web Camp Belgium in-person (Monday January 24th)? Hurry up and you might get a free breakfast delivered to your company/community to watch the keynote and sessions via live stream. We don’t want you to miss anything so get a small group together and enjoy the show! How does this work?… Read more

Web Camp Belgium update: new speaker and more of Scott Hanselman!

On January 24th 2011 we are organizing the first Web Camp Belgium event. Scott Hanselman has confirmed his presence, and now with some changes to other confirmed speakers we will have a full two hour keynote by Scott. The keynote will cover all that is new with the Microsoft Web Platform. In addition to more… Read more

Register for the next MSDN Live Meetings in January and February

On January 18 and February 1 the first two MSDN Live Meetings of 2011 will take place, both focusing on the Windows Azure Platform. Every attendee of either Live Meeting will get a FREE Cloud Power T-shirt. Jan. 18, 2011: The Windows Azure Platform: Overview and New Features Join this MSDN Live Meeting to learn… 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

New Windows Azure Platform Features Available Today

Building out an infrastructure that supports your web service or application can be expensive, complicated and time consuming. Whether you need to forecast the highest possible demand, build out the network to support your peak times, getting the right servers in place at the right time or managing and maintaining the systems, these actions require… Read more

Quick tip [link]: Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide now available

Last week the Patterns & Practices team announced the availability of the Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide. The guide describes a scenario around a fictitious company named Tailspin that has decided to include Windows Phone 7 as a client device for their existing cloud-based application. The book consists of seven chapters: Introducing Windows Phone 7… Read more