Free webcasts about Visual Studio Team Build, Silverlight 5 and Windows Phone 7.5

Every 2 weeks we organize MSDN Live Meetings: online sessions, lasting typically 1,5h, presented by local tech influencers, broadcast from our Zaventem office (or elsewhere) and free to attend. Each session is recorded and made available online on our video platform Channel 9: https://channel9.msdn.com/belux. In the next few weeks the following webcasts are scheduled: 22… 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

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

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

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

Silverlight 5 features, firestarter keynote and sessions resources

Last week folks from all around the world attended the online or in-person keynote during the Silverlight Firestarter event in Redmond. Scott Guthrie did the opening keynote in which Silverlight 5 was shown to the public for the first time. The rest of the Firestarter event were in-depth sessions about the current version of Silverlight…. Read more

See the next version of Silverlight – live streaming event on December 2, 2010

During the Silverlight Firestarter event on December 2nd 2010, Scott Guthrie is set to deliver the opening keynote and show you the future of Siverlight. That’s right, the next version of Silverlight! For Belgium, book your time to watch the keynote on December 2nd at 6PM. Register online and see Silverlight vNext in action. In-dept… 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

Silverlight going forward

Last Friday during PDC 2010, President of the Server and Tools Division at Microsoft, Bob Muglia was interviewed by Mary-Jo Foley on HTML5 and Silverlight. The way in which the interview was interpreted has caused some feedback from the Belgian MSDN  community and we feel it appropriate to point you to some guidance on Microsoft’s… Read more