Building Web Parts the Smart Way with ASP.NET AJAX

As announced earlier Steven Wilssens isn’t able to make it to Dev & IT-Pro Days 2007. Given that the cancellation was very short notice I wasn’t able to find a speaker with practical experience in this and who could deliver a session on how Microsoft’s DevDiv adapted Team System to fit an organization’s (cfr Microsoft) project management,…

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Meerkats came out of the bag today!

This morning the first meerkats came out of the bag! We kicked off the Belgian Developer & IT-Pro Days 2007 in Gent with two pre-conferences: The Microsoft Web Story: ASP.NET 2.0, ASP.NET AJAX, and WPF/E Microsoft Virtualization: Today and Tomorrow Today we had 550+ people attending these two pre-conferences. Most of the attendees that I talked…

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How businesses are using Web 2.0

The McKinsey Quarterly conducted a survey in January 2007 on “How businesses are using Web 2.0”. The respondents to the survey say that Web 2.0 technologies are strategic and that they plan to increase these investments. Web 2.0 is in this survey defined as Blogs, Collective intelligence, Mash-ups, Peer-to-peer networking (P2P), Podcasts, RSS (Really Simple…

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Branching Guidance for Team Foundation Server

About a year ago at our Dev & IT-Pro Days 2006 Steven Wilssens delivered a session on advanced version control and branching strategies with Team Foundation Server. Despite Steven was announced as a speaker this year, he just notified me that – due to an overload of work for Mix07 – he won’t be able…

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Introducing Microsoft XNA Express at MSDN Evening April 18

The first MSDN Evening Microsoft Belux is organizing will take place April 18 and will Introduce Microsoft XNA Express. Microsoft XNA represents a major milestone in the field of game development, bringing game creators a unified platform and the safety of managed code. It also greatly reduces the difficulties faced when starting out in game…

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Financial Services Webcast Series IV: April 2-6

The Unwrapped for Financial Services Webcast Series is back! Sessions will be both technical and strategic in nature, covering the newest Microsoft solutions for Capital Markets, Retail Banking and Insurance firms. Microsoft Product Mangers and Industry Experts will also be on hand to answer your questions live and delve deep into the latest Microsoft technologies…

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Guidance Automation Extensions/Toolkit Feb 2007 CTP to support Windows Vista

Earlier this week version 1.2 or the February 2007 Community Technology Preview of the Guidance Automation Extensions (GAX) and the Guidance Automation Toolkit (GAT) was released to the web. The Guidance Automation Extensions (GAX) enable you to run guidance packages, such as the Guidance Automation Toolkit or those included in Software Factories. You can use the Guidance…

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Get Started with InfoPath 2007 Browser Forms and Workflow in MOSS 2007

During Developer & IT-Pro Days 2007 one of our Belgian SharePoint Services MVP’s and active BIWUG members – Joris Poelmans – will be delivering the session “DEV312 Working with browser-enabled InfoPath forms and workflows in MOSS 2007”. Joris plans to cover the following topics as part of his presentation: Introducing InfoPath Forms Services Working with browser-enabled…

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Service Locator 2.0 for Enterprise Library

I came across this post from Mark Seemann “Service Locator 2 Released”. This post caught my attention as it was a while ago that I thought of it. The “service locator” mainly reminds me to the period I was still working as a consultant. Being a technical architect at that time I was deep into the J2EE…

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The Panel: Code and Examples for creating front end experiences

The Panel is the place to collect showcases of new user experiences and provide insights on how they were implemented. WPF applications and Windows Live gadgets are featured. Each featured project provides the applications as well as the source code and explanation in order to help you leverage the new technologies and build better user…

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