David Boschmans

This post was written by Tom Mertens of Microsoft Belgium & Luxembourg. It’s with deep sadness that we inform you that David Boschmans has unexpectedly passed away on 7 August at the age of 32. David was a fantastic colleague and friend, always prepared to help others, motivating everyone with his enthusiasm and energy. During his career…


Web Trend Map 2007 Version 2.0

[Via Michael] Information Architects Japan Interface & Strategy has created a v2 of the web trend map. It shows the 200 most successful websites on the web, ordered by category, proximity, success, popularity and perspective. Technorati tags: Web Trend Map v2, Web 2.0


New Microsoft Partner Portal for Belux

An & Lien, both members of the Partner Team in Microsoft Belux, intensively worked on re-vamping the partner portal. A snapshot of the major changes: A clear structure which allows to find easily what you are looking for; More content available in Dutch & French, so reduced linking to the worldwide partner portal; One standard…


Link dump: User Experience, Web Platform, Office System and more

Here are some interesting links that I found while catching up on blogs: User Experience: Your Britain in pictures: BBC + Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth: The BBC is collaborating with Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth to create three- dimensional representations of some of the most dramatic buildings in Britain by combining hundreds of different photographs. Sit back…


Exposing a Workflow as a WCF Service in Visual Studio 2008 beta 1

Serge Luca has created a walkthrough on “Exposing a Workflow as a WCF Service in Visual Studio 2008 beta 1“. In this post he guides the reader step-by-step through the new Send and Receive activities in Visual Studio 2008 beta 1 (formerly “Orcas”) and in the .Net Framework 3.5. From creating the service contract, adding a…


Developing for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: 2 new articles

A couple of weeks ago I reported that Patrick Tisseghem’s book on SharePoint Server 2007 was available in bookstores. Well it looks he just couldn’t stop writing! Now two new articles on “Development Tools and Techniques for Working with Code in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0” are available on MSDN. Part 1: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530302.aspx Summary: Learn the skills you…


June Update for the Office Compatibility Pack

There’s an updated version of the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats available. By installing the Compatibility Pack in addition to Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, or Office 2003, you will be able open, edit, and save files using the file formats new to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007. This…


Outlook Connector joins Outlook 2007 and Windows Live Hotmail

While still recovering at home after surgery I’m catching up on blogs and mail. I came accross a new connector to connect my Windows Live account with Outlook 2007 (my default email client). So far I’ve been using Windows Live Mail to read the email of my WIndows Live Hotmail account. Today I decided to install…


5 Belgian User Groups to host Community Day 2007 (June 28)

Later this week the Belgian Community organizes its first Belgian Community Day. The Belgian community has a very strong reputation internationally with many individuals making their mark in their fields of expertise. Lots of individuals, like yourself, are hungry for more information about the many Microsoft products and technologies. In addition to the technical information,…


New downloads: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 VHD and Microsoft Office 2007 Professional VHD

Using the power of virtualization, you can now quickly evaluate Microsoft and partner solutions through a series of pre-configured Virtual Hard Disks (VHDs). You can download the VHDs and evaluate them for free in your own environment without the need for dedicated servers or complex installations. Check out the VHDs from “Run IT on a…