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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June 6 > MSDN Evening – Securing ASP.NET AJAX enabled web applications, lessons from the field

Our last MSDN event is only a couple of days away and we’re already looking forward to the next one on ASP.NET AJAX Security. On June 6th Erwin Geirnaert, ZION Security , will deliver the session: “Securing ASP.NET AJAX enabled web applications, lessons from the field” AJAX is changing the way Web applications look and…


Silverlight covered at IT Works Seminar

Next Wednesday May 23rd I’ll be speaking at the IT Works seminar “AJAX, Flash, Apollo, Silverlight: how do you build Rich Internet Applications ? “. I’m happy to see that Microsoft Silverlight will be covered at this seminar. The last IT Works seminar I attended was one on AJAX technologies and frameworks. It gave a nice…


Project code name "Astoria"

Last week at Mix07 Microsoft announced a project code named Astoria. The technology code named Astoria is a technology that enables applications to expose data as a data service that can be consumed by web clients within corporate networks and across the internet. The Astoria data service is reachable over regular HTTP requests, and standard HTTP…

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The .NET Show discusses ASP.NET AJAX Extensions

In this episode of the the .NET Show Matt Gibbs, prinicpal development manager, and Brad Abrams, group program manager, join the .NET Show to discuss and demonstrate the new ASP.NETAJAX Extensions, which enables you to quickly create Web pages that include a rich user experience with responsive and familiar user interface (UI) elements. The download…

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Scott Guthrie Shooting Private Donut and a cool WPF/E video player

Scott Guthrie debuts in Red vs Blue! In this Red vs. Blue episode, the concept of ASP.NET AJAX is introduced and Scott Guthrie becomes part of the battle! Check it out at Channel9.      In addition, a slick, lightweight video player was developed in “WPF/E” to deliver the video content. Check it out! More ASP.NET web…


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…

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Visual Studio "Orcas" March 2007 CTP is available for download

… from the Microsoft Download Center. Microsoft Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” is the next generation development tool for Windows Vista, the 2007 Office System, and the Web. Visual Studio code name “Orcas” delivers on Microsoft’s vision of smart client applications by enabling developers to rapidly create connected applications that deliver the highest quality rich…

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