That white space in my inbox – have a nice weekend!

🙂 Got through my Inbox again. And guess what, when I click that whitespace, a new mail opens. But I’m not going to do that. I’m going to have a weekend! I hope you’ll have a nice one too.

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Belgium Training 3 Feb: What is the partner opportunity with the Windows Azure Platform

  This might be interesting for you! Dear Partner, Cloud computing both Azure and BPOS are part of another major shift in the still young IT industry.  The objective of this session is to review the business value and the partner opportunity of Windows Azure™ Platform. The Windows Azure™ Platform is a simple, reliable, and…

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3 days left of Early Bird Discount for TechDays Belgium

I’m still hearing quite a few people say they will join us but at the same time they still need to register. Benefit from the discount up to 120 euro if you register before the 31st of January. I hope that the speaker line up (http://www.microsoft.com/belux/techdays/2010/speakers.aspx) and the session list (http://www.microsoft.com/belux/techdays/2010/sessions.aspx) actually inspires you most…

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Prepped Sharepoint 2010 and Office 2010 Virtual Machine available for download

Here’s a great way to quickly get ready to try or demo Sharepoint and Office 2010. Download the VPC: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0c51819b-3d40-435c-a103-a5481fe0a0d2&displaylang=en Then install the training kits: https://channel9.msdn.com/learn/courses/SharePoint2010Developer/ and https://channel9.msdn.com/learn/courses/Office2010/ And you’re ready to demo and roll!

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Free Cloud Computing e-book by Microsoft

Just 13 pages so don’t expect more than a brief introduction into the topic. You can read it online here: https://www.microsoft.com/business/mycenter/library/cloud-computing.aspx If you want to download it, just press the print button and you can save it to a pdf file.   Enjoy. Hans

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Storing and streaming video from Azure

Correction: no real streaming, just progressive downloading. Still… Here’s a series of interesting How-To posts on this topic: · Provisioning Windows Azure · Setting up Windows Azure for video storage · Creating and publishing a video in a Silverlight player to a Windows Azure storage account (using Expression Encoder 3) · Embedding a published video…

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Visual Studio Myth Busting

I love this application from the UK team. Very quickly you learn about some of the new features that will bust some of the myths around Visual Studio and the .NET Framework. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/ee679805.aspx

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Windows Azure Platform moving from preview to release mode

http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsazure/archive/2010/01/04/sign-up-for-a-windows-azure-platform-offer-today-and-get-visibility-into-your-usage.aspx On the offers page (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/offers/) you get a list of options you have to buy computing power on the Windows Azure platform. As an MSDN Subscriber, I’m obviously first activating the benefits I get through my subscription. The process also includes providing credit card details but you won’t be charged unless you go over…

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Microsoft in 2010 – My 6 reasons to be excited

I have a feeling it is going to be a great year for Microsoft. This is what gets me all fired up: 1. Windows 7 is great and the crisis doesn’t worsen and PC shipments are up, Windows 7 is going to do well. 2. Office 2007 is great and Office 2010 will be even…

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