Web Camp Belgium on 24 January with Scott Hanselman and James Senior: attend or watch online

Microsoft Web Camps are free events that allow you to learn and build on the Microsoft Web Platform. Good news: Web Camps are coming to Belgium! The Belgian Web Camp event on 24th of January 2011 is a full-day event where will hear from Microsoft experts on the latest components of the platform, including ASP.NET…

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New Windows Azure Platform Features Available Today

Building out an infrastructure that supports your web service or application can be expensive, complicated and time consuming. Whether you need to forecast the highest possible demand, build out the network to support your peak times, getting the right servers in place at the right time or managing and maintaining the systems, these actions require…

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Quick tip [link]: Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide now available

Last week the Patterns & Practices team announced the availability of the Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide. The guide describes a scenario around a fictitious company named Tailspin that has decided to include Windows Phone 7 as a client device for their existing cloud-based application. The book consists of seven chapters: Introducing Windows Phone 7…

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Quick tip [link]: Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta has been announced

Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta has been announced by Jason Zander and S. Somasegar. SP1 becomes available to the public in two phases: MSDN Subscribers can get the download as of now General public will be able to download the Service Pack as of December 9th 2010 Improvements include IntelliTrace support for 64bit…

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Silverlight 5 features, firestarter keynote and sessions resources

Last week folks from all around the world attended the online or in-person keynote during the Silverlight Firestarter event in Redmond. Scott Guthrie did the opening keynote in which Silverlight 5 was shown to the public for the first time. The rest of the Firestarter event were in-depth sessions about the current version of Silverlight….

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Windows Azure SDK 1.3 and the new Windows Azure Management Portal Now Available

At PDC10 last month, we announced a host of enhancements for Windows Azure designed to make it easier for customers to run existing Windows applications on Windows Azure, enable more affordable platform access and improve the Windows Azure developer and IT Professional experience. Today, we’re happy to announce that several of these enhancements are either…

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Quick tip [link]: Azure Accelerator for Umbraco

Umbraco is an open source ASP.NET CMS framework, becoming very popular since it’s creation a few years ago. Last month, Microsoft together with Umbraco has announced the availability of an accelerator to help you move your Umbraco application to Azure. The accelerator is, as the name says, accelerating your setup to have your Umbraco ready…

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Quick tip [link]: Visual Basic for Windows Phone Developers tools now available

Today the Windows Phone team launched the Visual Basic add-on for Windows Phone tools. Visual Basic can now be used to develop Silverlight application for Windows Phone. Do note that in this release Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone is currently not supported. Check out new code samples on MSDN and other notable resources…

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Microsoft Webcafe #1 – Resources and notes

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…

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See the next version of Silverlight – live streaming event on December 2, 2010

During the Silverlight Firestarter event on December 2nd 2010, Scott Guthrie is set to deliver the opening keynote and show you the future of Siverlight. That’s right, the next version of Silverlight! For Belgium, book your time to watch the keynote on December 2nd at 6PM. Register online and see Silverlight vNext in action. In-dept…

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