The following is a guest post by Microsoft’s Gaby Lieuw and MVP Gill Cleeren
ASP/ASP.NET MVP Gill Cleeren organized the fourth edition of the Community Day event on June 24th in Utopolis, Mechelen. This is an annual Belgian community event – and was entire day dedicated to Microsoft technologies. This year, it was back bigger than ever – there were not only more sessions featuring more MVPs than last year’s event, but there are also more local user groups supporting the event including: AZUG, BESUG, BIWUG, IT-Talks, Pro-Exchange, SCUG, SQLUG, ACCB.net/VBIB, Visug, WinSec, XNA-BUG, CLUG, DotNetHub, and MyTIC.
As always, Community Day remained a free networking and knowledge sharing event organized by the community for the community. Over 400 IT Pros and developers registered. With so many new releases from Microsoft, the theme of Community Day 2010 was naturally 2010: a new wave of products and technologies. The majority of this year’s sessions were dedicated to Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight 4, Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, SQL Server 2008 R2, OCSR2 and the list goes on.
Alongside Gill, 12 Belgian MVPs conducted sessions throughout the day, including Kim Oppalfens, Joris Poelmans, Brecht Kets, Johan Delimon, Kurt Claeys, Paul Loonen, Alexandre Verkinderen, Tom Decaluwe, Pieter Gheysens, Kenny Buntinx, Maarten Balliauw and Serge Luca.