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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Microsoft Luxembourg Enterprise & Development Summit 2007 – 12 June

Next week June 12 MSDN Belux is organizing the “Enterprise & Development Summit 2007” in Luxembourg. On the web site you can find all event and session information in French. All sessions will be delivered in French. Here’s an overview of the agenda & speakers (in English): 08:00 ‑ 09:00 Welcome 09:00 ‑ 09:10 Introduction – Thierry Fromes, Country…

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Karine introduces a new release of the u2u CAML Query Builder

Karine, CAML girl & consultant at u2u, and famous for the development of the U2U CAML Query Builder recently found some more time to start blogging. Today she introduced on her blog a new version of her CAML Query Builder which is now a SharePoint 2007 Feature instead of a Windows application. In her post “U2U CAML Query Builder…

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Windows Vista UAC demo code: develop using least privilege

One of the new Windows Vista security features that might confuse developers is Windows User Account Control (UAC). In order to help developers develop UAC enabled applications Microsoft has released “Windows Vista UAC Demo Sample Code” This demo sample code shows how to develop using least privilege leveraging User Account Control. It contains 3 projects,…

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DinnerNow.net 1.3 for Visual Studio "Orcas" beta 1

Last Friday the Connected Systems Evangelism team released an update to the DinnerNow.net application.  DinnerNow is a fictitious marketplace where customers can order food from local restaurants for delivery to their home or office. This sample application is designed to demonstrate how you can develop a connected application using several new Microsoft technologies, including: IIS7,…

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TechEd US sessions streamed using Silverlight

Yesterday there were the pre-conferences at TechEd US. But in a couple of hours TechEd US will be officially kicked-off with the opening keynote of Bob Muglia and the breakout sessions. I won’t be attending TechEd US this year, but as the track owner for all web content at TechEd: Developers in Barcelona later this year, I’ll be following…

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