PDC 2008 Day 2 Keynote – Windows 7, Live Framework, VS2010, Office 14 and more!

While in the keynote of day 1 we saw the light of Windows Azure Platform, the Microsoft Software + Services platform, on day 2 we actually had two keynotes: a lot of stuff! Keynote 1: Ray Ozzie, Steve Sinofsky, Scott Guthrie, David Treadwell – on Windows 7, WPF, .NET 4.0, VS2010, Live Framework, Mesh, Office…

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PDC 2008 Day 1 Keynote – the Windows Azure Platform

I arrived in Los Angeles on Saturday, with a warm and beatiful day welcoming me in California. It’s been quite a few years since I’ve been to L.A., being the first US city I visited it represents the typical America. But enough about this, let’s get to the PDC stuff. We have just had the…

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Getting ready for PDC 2008

PDC2008 is just a few days away, I’m leaving tomorrow very early for a flight through London Heathrow. Making session choices It’s hard with so many sessions at the same time, I have about 4 sessions checked per time slot… that doesn’t look good. At least I won’t miss any of the keynotes since no…

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Working at Microsoft Belgium

Ever wondered how we work here at MS BeLux? Check out these two videos and you might feel the itch to joins us 🙂 Video presented at our Q1 Company meeting, created by the new MACH hires. They did a very nice job there. Posted by my colleague Miel: http://micromiel.com/2008/10/20/life-at-microsoft/ Second is a video of…

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Bart De Smet on Channel9: LINQ-to-Anything

Don’t miss the 100th episode of Going Deep on Channel9, this episode stars Bart De Smet. In case you don’t know Bart, he is a Belgian genius that is now working at Microsoft Redmond on the WPF team after being an MVP for four years. In this episode Bart De Smet is interviewed by expert…

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Silverlight 2 RTW – all the links you need to get started

After the RC0 a few weeks ago we a, Silverlight 2 RTW (Release to Web) is here, it’s official! This is great news as for a lot of people, where putting something in production on a non-release version was out of the question. Now that we are out of beta, I created a list of…

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Update: Belgians at PDC get-together, we have a sponsor!

If you are planning to attend PDC 2008 you will not regret the investment. Check out all the Pre-PDC buzz here. Now, related to this: good news if you were planning to join the Belgians at PDC drink on Monday 27th of October: U2U has kindly offered to buy us all a drink at the…

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XNA: book, interview, event and a new CTP

First of all, what is XNA? If you haven’t read upon this, XNA is a framework and a set of tools that allow you to create games on Windows and even Xbox 360. Check out these resources to get started: XNA Developer center on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/xna/default.aspx Community site at http://creators.xna.com Official release is now XNA…

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Congratulations to new MVP Kurt Claeys

Kurt Claeys (http://www.devitect.net) has just been awarded the MVP award in the category “Connected System Developer”. Congratulations Kurt, you deserve to get this recognition! Kurt is also a certified trainer and has participated as a technical learning guide at the Tech Ed US labs zone. He is also very active in the Belgian community: VISUG…

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MSDN Road Show: Rich Client Experiences with Silverlight 2 and WPF coming to a city near you

Are you looking for more technical information on creating RIAs (Rich Internet Applications) and RDAs (Rich Desktop Applications)? MSDN BeLux is organizing a road show around these technologies. This is your chance to learn about Silverlight, new ASP.NET Ajax features and learn about the .NET Client Profile with WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation). Hereunder you can…

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