Yesterday we organized the first Microsoft Webcafe at the Palm Breweries in Steenhuffel. I was really happy to see familiar and lots of unfamiliar faces join this new informal web professionals get-together. Check out some of the pictures on our Facebook page.
Palm Breweries was quite a fitting location since in Belgium a café is automatically linked to beer and we have quite a tradition. Next events won’t always take place at a brewery but it did fit the context.
We started with a guided tour of the Palm Brewery, after which we had presentations by Microsoft and four partner cases. More information on the partner cases:
- PurePlexity: Brand new interactive platform for Vlerick.
- Link: Vlerick Knowledge (technology: ASP.NET, Silverlight and Smooth Streaming)
- Link: Sendtex.be (Technology: ASP.NET)
- Aaltra: User friendly domotica interface
- Link: blog with articles and video of the demonstrated QBus and GE (General Electric) EQOmmand (Technology: WPF, XAML)
We would like to thank all partners for presenting their cases.
Resources and useful links
Here is a collection of links that we mentioned during the event, either in the session or when talking to folks after the sessions.
- Internet Explorer 9 Beta & HTML5
- Download Internet Explorer 9 Beta
- MSDN IE Center
- Try the demos at www.beautyoftheweb.com
- Continue trying the new Platform Previews (latest one is Platform Preview 7), at www.ietestdrive.com
- Watch Silverlight Firestarter with keynote by Scott Guthrie and the Future of Silverlight – December 2, 2010
- Windows Phone 7 (by popular demand as I had just received a Windows Phone 7 via Microsoft Innovation Center earlier that day)
- Windows Phone 7: download free tools
- Windows Phone 7 Training Kit
- Silverlight Toolkit for Windows Phone 7
- Register for developer marketplace
- A review of the phone by Engadget
- Microsoft Web Platform & Web Application Frameworks
- Web Platform Installer
- Web Application Gallery
- Blogengine.net, Blogengine.net 2.0 Release Candidate
- Umbraco CMS (and Umbraco Community site). Register for next Belgian Umbraco User Group event on December 7, 2010.
- SubText (as I learned yesterday that MVP Simone Chiaretta is one of the contributors).
- Orchard Project
Microsoft Webcafe 2 – 17 February 2011
Next event, register today for Thursday February 17th event at Combell ‘Café’ in Gent.