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…


2 new bloggers for our Belgian community

I’m happy to welcome two new Belgian technology bloggers to the blogosphere! Both are actively using the new Microsoft productivity and collaboration platform: Microsoft 2007 Office system. Kevin DeRudder is a u2u colleague of Jan Tielens, focusing on the web technologies ASP.NET and AJAX but also caught the SharePoint virus. He has been helping Jan…


IntelliSense support for JavaScript and ASP.NET AJAX rocks in Visual Studio "Orcas"

Yesterday I listed ASP.NET AJAX as one of the technologies discussed. During my talk I mentioned that IntelliSense support for JavaScript and ASP.NET AJAX programming would be available in Visual Studio “Orcas”. Meanwhile I downloaded the March CTP of “Orcas” and it rocks! This CTP is the first build having this support. Jeff King of the…


Building better Web Experiences: from ASP.NET AJAX to WPF/e

This afternoon I did a workshop on Microsoft’s Web Platform & Tools for LBi. I think it went really well, despite the amount of topics the cover and the time constraints. I started to discuss the importance of building better online experiences and how these influence business opportunities. Next we took a dive into the different…


SmartPart for SharePoint: now with AJAX support

During last TechEd in Barcelona, Jan and Patrick delivered a session “Building Web Parts the Smart Way”, where they showed the power of the SmartPart. As we launched ASP.NET AJAX during the conference – which resulted in an AJAX pre-conference and 7 AJAX related sessions – there was quite some interest from SharePoint developers in how…


e-Learning: Free ASP.NET AJAX Training

[Via Brad Abrams] In the Microsoft e-learning developer catalog (web section) a new online course on “Developing Enhanced Web Experiences with Microsoft® ASP.NET AJAX Extensions” is available for free. I have been playing around with ASP.NET AJAX since the CTP’s and beta’s but I’m going to block some time early next week to go through…


Microsoft Hosting Day on February 27

On February 27th Microsoft Belux organizes a Microsoft Hosting Day. This Microsoft Hosting Day is an annual event that offers a great opportunity to meet Microsoft professionals and partners of the hosting ecosystem.   Register now for the Belgian Microsoft Hosting Day and learn how to capitalize on the growing demand for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). This…


Nice list of demo-able WPF applications

At Designertopia a couple of weeks ago I had some informal talks with people from McCann-Erickson on how the web might evolve in the next couple of years. I told them a little bit about the upcoming Microsoft platform technologies and how this can create new opportunities to reach people. Today I delivered a presentation about this at McCann-Erickson….


Developer & IT-Pro Days 2007 – Pre-conference on ASP.NET AJAX and WPF/E

I’m in Seattle, WA this week attending a Microsoft internal training event. While traveling to the US I’ve been working hard on the agenda of our upcoming Belgian Developer & IT-Pro Days 2007. This annual primary developer event on Microsoft technologies takes place in the ICC in Ghent, 27-28-29 of March 2007.   For the first time we’re organizing a…


Scott Guthrie was in Belgium and an udpate on Designertopia in London

While I’m currently in London, attending Designertopia, the VISUG/MSDN meeting with Scott Guthrie in Belgium was a success! 250+ attendees saw Scott deliver two excellent sessions on the newest ASP.NET technologies: First Look at Visual Studio and ASP.NET “Orcas” ASP.NET 2.0 and ASP.NET AJAX Tips and Tricks It was the first time Scott was in Belgium. Our VISUG-community…