Essential LINQ to Objects Video in 20 Minutes

Bart De Smet created a 20 minutes Chopsticks video "Essential LINQ to Objects", where he explains the basics of creating a custom implementation of Standard Query Operators. Technorati Tags: microsoft,msdn belux,visual studio 2008,LINQ,chopsticks,community


30 Minutes Intro to C# 3.0 Language Enhancements

During a 30 minutes Chopsticks video, Bart De Smet guides you through the most important languages enhancements you’ll find in Visual Studio 2008. Technorati Tags: microsoft,msdn belux,visual studio 2008,C#,csharp,community,chopsticks


Belgian SQL Server User Group Meeting on SQL Server 2008 has announced their next event on 17 January, where they’ll cover SQL Server 2008. From their website: Technical Overview of the Next Release of Microsoft SQL Server : SQL Server 2008, code name "Katmai" In this session we will provide an overview of the next release of SQL Server, SQL Server 2008, code named…


Free MSPress E-Book on LINQ, ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight

It must be holiday season at Microsoft Press too. They have just released an e-book on Visual Studio 2008 technologies and are giving it away for free. The e-book includes excerpts from three recent book releases and provides a wealth of information and insights from top experts: Introducing Microsoft LINQ by Paolo Pialorsi and Marco…


Recording of "Combining Microsoft Office SharePoint Server with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0"

Another MSDN Evening event recording is available online for replaying: "Combining Microsoft Office SharePoint Server with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0", presented by Wim Coorevits. Combining Microsoft Office SharePoint Server with Microsoft CRM Both Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server are often propagated as Business Application Platforms. And although we sometimes have to make…


Recording of "Introducing Visual Studio 2008: IDE & Language Enhancements" Event

Some weeks ago, Peter Himschoot en Nico Jacobs presented "Introducing Visual Studio 2008: IDE & Language Enhancements" at the MSDN Evening. This session was recorded and is now available for replay at MSDN Belux Chopsticks. Introducing Visual Studio 2008: IDE & Language Enhancements During this presentation you will get an overview of the language enhancements…


Silverlight Contest for Belgian & Luxemburgers Developers

VISUG is hosting the first “European Silverlight Challenge” for Belgium and Luxembourg. There are some nice prizes for the local winners and for the the winners of the European Grand Finale, like MIX08 entry tickets, an MSDN Subscription, components and tools, etc… The contest is organised by INETA Europe together with local user groups. From…


MSDN Belux Book of the Month: "Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art"

In December Belgians and Luxemburgers can get 40% discount on the book "Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art" by Steve McConnell. Often referred to as the "black art" because of its complexity and uncertainty, software estimation is not as difficult or puzzling as people think. When many software projects are failing, McConnell shows you what…


MSDN TechTalk: Dynamic Analysis and Test Generation for .NET with Pex

Update: Unfortunately we have to cancel this event due to unforeseen circumstances. Last weekend I received an e-mail from Peli de Halleux over in Redmond, saying that he’ll be coming over to Belgium during Christmas holidays. You might know Peli from his work on MbUnit and different Reflector add-ins. Peli offered to do a talk…


Session Videos of XNA Game Studio 2.0 European Tour in Belgium

Last week Dave Mitchell and Charles Cox from the XNA product team at Microsoft Corp were in Belgium for their XNA Game Studio 2.0 European Tour. We have recorded the sessions, and you can now see them on our MSDN Chopsticks website. MSDN Chopsticks uses Silverlight technology to play the recordings. You can watch them…