New update of Windows Azure Platform Training Kit (December)

Just in time to make it for a Christmas present, the Windows Azure team has released a new version of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit. This one merges the October and November kits and contains updated content. The 122MB download contains a wealth of training material: 14 Hands on labs (Windows Azure, SQL Azure,…


The SketchFlow Conversations– Overview and Intro

In this Expression Blend SketchFlow series of posts I will be addressing different aspects of creating interactive prototypes and move to a production project. The idea to do a blog post on this subject came after discussing with some folks at a Silverlight training and events we held in Belgium in October and November 2009….


TechDays Belgium 2010 – First update

Next year on March 30th/31st and April 1st 2010 we will be hosting TechDays 2010 Belgium. Like last year, the event is taking place at the Kinepolis in Antwerp. While the full agenda is not yet published we are getting closer to confirming about 80% of the speaker before the end of the year. To…


BeLux Silverlight Contest winners

Our BeLux Silverlight contest ended on December 12th 2009, and we are now happy to announce the winners. As you will see, these are quite different types of applications but they shows some interesting facets of Silverlight. 1st Prize: Jobs Application submitted by DigiPoint. We love the full application feature and design. 2nd Prize: L2…


Links for my intervention at Le Podcast High Tech – with Drupal user community Belgium

Last month I joined the folks behind Le Podcast High Tech to talk about Microsoft’s support for running PHP applications on Windows, and other areas focusing on interoperability. I was invited by Gilles Bailleux, from the community who was interested in giving us some ‘air-time’ during his Drupal focused podcast. You can listen to…


Scott Guthrie in Belgium – event write up and links

Last Friday December 4th we had the pleasure to have Scott Guthrie visit Belgium after a few other European countries. For this visit we setup a full afternoon event together with the Visual Studio User Group (VISUG) at a Brussels movie theater. In this post I’m giving you an overview of the events and some…


UX@Vitra November edition – Slides and links from “Experience Continuum” talk

On November 25th we organized another User Experience at Vitra event. (See all the pictures – by Pieter Baert) This time there were two different events: afternoon sessions of 45 minutes around Silverlight 4, SketchFlow, SharePoint and Experience Continuum; in the evening the more typical Vitra showroom setting with corners around Microsoft Advertising, Silverlight, Windows…


Come see Scott Guthrie talk on Visual Studio 2010, web development and Silverlight 4

On December 4th we have a top speaker and .NET guru visiting Belgium: Scott Guthrie is doing a full afternoon at Kinepolis. This is your chance to attend a live session, be quick to register before all places are taken. The event is filling up really fast. What will Scott Guthrie talk about? Bringing you…


Silverlight 4 Beta – Overview of the new features

Yesterday, during the keynote at the Professional Developers Conference the new Silverlight 4 beta was announced. To tell you the truth I’m really impressed with the number of new features that the team has been able to deliver in beta form just a good 3 months after the release of Silverlight 3 last July. Here’s…


Microsoft PDC 2009 – the announcements at the keynotes

This year I did not have the opportunity to join the Microsoft PDC event personally but I did manage to follow most part of the keynotes. Keynotes were streamed live both on November 17th and November 18th. If you would like to watch them on-demand they are being made available on the site soon….