Join us for the first PHP & Windows Azure Hackthon in Belgium

My second post of the day is another one about User Groups and communities. You’d think we only work with Microsoft-technology focused user groups? You’d be wrong One of the user groups I’ve been working with in the past few years is the PHPBenelux. Since there are enough interesting touch-points around interoperability, MS’s increased support…

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Call for C++ Community folks in Belgium – January 10th meeting

Are you passionate about C++ and interested in finding like-minded people? Feel like coming together, setting an informal User Group in 2012? We’d like to support you in that and have a call to action for you. Marc Gregoire, C++ MVP and author of the book Professional C++, 2nd Edition is one of the folks…

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Azure Spotlight: Numeri’zik Robot Stream Goes Cloudy (cross posting)

Leveraging an interesting post from my colleague Nick with a case on Numeri’zik’s project on Windows Azure.   Numeri’zik is a Belgian startup company that is involved in the digitization of media and new ways of communication. They are a member of the Microsoft BizSpark program, through which they have access to Microsoft software, support…

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TechDays 2012 Developer Content Update

We’re almost ready to confirm 100% of the developer agenda for TechDays 2012, February 14th to 16th 2012. Take a look at the online session listing and speakers where you can see for yourself and have your preferred agenda in mind. Just in time for the end of the early bird, ending today! Top speakers…

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JIT for Christmas, Lumia 800 for WP7 project call participants

Some folks are getting an extra Christmas present this year   Read further what my colleague David Hernie has the pleasure to announce! And don’t hesitate to participate next time. … The Microsoft Innovation Center organized in 2011 four Windows Phone 7 project Calls. The objective of this initiative is to stimulate and support developer,…

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Quick tip: SkyDrive APIs for Docs and Photos, Hotmail calendars and more

Last week the Windows Live team announced the availability of the SkyDrive APIs for Docs and Photos, so you can leverage the user’s free cloud storage in your own applications. There are several ways to integrate: REST APIs for usage within any type of application or device such as websites, mobile apps, basically any application…

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New Windows Azure Site and Features Available (cross-posting)

Cross posting from my colleague Bart Vande Ghinste’s blog. Yesterday Microsoft released the new Windows Azure Website with improved billing, management and SQL Azure capabilities. The site is in English today with localized versions planned to roll out next year A highlight of the new features include: Implementation of “Spending caps” where you can eliminate…

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TechDays 2012: 80% of agenda online and 1 more week to benefit from 15% discount

Just 1 more week to benefit from a 15% discount on your ticket for TechDays 2012: the Early Bird pricing ends on December 21. Registrations are coming in strong, so be sure to secure your spot before we sell out! Top Speakers Developer Track Alex Turner Brian Keller Jeff Prosise IT Pro Track Corey Hynes…

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Xbox Companion App release for Windows Phone 7 (cross-posting)

Have you seen the Productivity Future Vision video released a few weeks ago? May you think a lot of it is not more than science fiction. I look at it focusing on the overall trends and pieces of technology that are coming together more and more to move towards that vision. Yesterday’s Xobx Companion App…

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Web & Phone UX Event: Recordings, slides and content now available

In November we held the Web & Phone UX event in Ter Elst (Edegem), bringing a full day of sessions focusing on Web & Phone (WP7) Design and Development. Sessions included HTML5, Windows Phone Metro Design from thinking to building and refining, JavaScript habits and patterns, Windows Phone Mango development and Responsive Web Design. All…

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