Develop For Windows

http://www.developforwindows.com/ Some cool sample applications can be found on this site that will most certainly help a lot with getting started. Also tookits are downloadable from this page! Do you want to access, manage and interact with your Facebook account quickly and directly from your desktop? Fishbowl is a cool Windows Client WPF app that…

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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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Gerd Debruycker blogs about Virtual Conferences and football marketing

Gerd Debruycker is an event veteran at Microsoft. He has been driving many events succesfully amongst which Tech Ed and many others. Finally Gerd started to blog. http://gerdde.wordpress.com/ He blogs about Virtual Conferences and about football marketing. He playes football with the best at the time. Enjoy!   Hans

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Windows 7 Ecosystem readiness program

ISV’s, please check out this site. It will be the home of a readiness program supporting you in getting ready for Windows 7. Windows 7 Ecosystem Readiness Program Get access to Windows 7 builds, application testing labs and toolkits that can help you ensure that your existing applications and devices will be compatible with Windows…

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VSTS Trial VPC’s

VSTS was a pretty good product out of the gate. I loved speaking about it years ago already. Today, it is a great product and here is a fantastic way to check whether I’m talking rubbish or whether I’m telling you the truth. You can download the VPC’s here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c7a809d8-8c9f-439f-8147-948bc6957812&displaylang=en Some interesting facts. The images:…

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Great news for our partners in the French speaking part

This is really great news for the Walloon software ecosystem! http://lucfields.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!D9C9B0AF1F893063!847.entry The MIC in Mons will be part of a worldwide extensive network of Innovation centers that aim at developing and stimulating the local IT economy and employment,  and impact relationship with local governments, SMBs and start-ups. The 2 focus axes of the Belgian MIC…

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ISV resources on Windows 7 Beta

There’s a lot of buzz around Windows 7. A lot of it around many of the enhancements end users will benefit from. There’s a lot in Windows 7 that ISV’s can leverage too to create the next generation of user experiences and I hope you are all digging in to prepare for this very promosing…

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Juval in Belgium speaking on WCF and Azure

Here’s a great opportunity to find out more about .Net Services. Visual Studio User Group (VISUG) hosts a free event on 15 January with Juval Löwy on WCF with regards to Cloud Computing and Azure (http://www.visug.be): The .NET services bus is part of the new Microsoft Cloud Computing Windows Azure initiative, and arguably, it is…

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TechDays Belgium - 10, 11 and 12 March

Now here’s an event I will definitely be at. TechDays Belgium (Antwerp 10-11-12 March). The event is built for developers, architects and IT Professionals. We have already signed up top speakers and are in the process of signing up more. Very cool also is that we will have a preconference day (10/3) for developers on…

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