SharePoint: new free learning track on MSDN Ramp Up

MSDN Ramp Up has a new free learning track on SharePoint. This information comes from the website: As a developer, would you like to learn more about Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS)? MOSS is based on Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, which gives developers the opportunity to get more problems solved with less effort. Windows SharePoint…


Pre-register to get certified at TechEd EMEA 2008 Developers

Currently already more than 200 Belgians and Luxembourgers have registered for TechEd Developers in Barcelona from 10 to 14 November. The certification group of Microsoft Learning just sent us a notice on their onsite testing offer that I want to share with you. You can benefit from an exam voucher with 25% discount and a…

Visual Studio Team System 2010 Week on Channel 9

This week is Visual Studio Team System 2010 week on Channel 9! Brian Keller and friends will have 20 videos going live this week featuring interviews with the Visual Studio Team System product team including several screencast demonstrations of the latest bits. Technorati Tags: visual studio team system,vsts,channel 9,microsoft,team system,team foundation server,alm,sdlc

Patrick Tisseghem, We Will Never Forget You

Patrick Tisseghem passed away on Wednesday 3 September 2008 in Goteborg (Sweden). Here is a copy of the official announcement on the U2U website: It’s hard to believe and understand. I want to express my deepest sympathy to his family and his co-workers at U2U. It’s about 9 years ago that I first met Patrick….

pptPlex: Pan-and-Zoom Presenting with PowerPoint

Microsoft Office Labs have just released pptPlex, a new add-in for PowerPoint that enables a new way of navigating through a presentation. Instead of the traditional transition effects of PowerPoint, pptPlex allows a user to zoom in and out of slides with panning effects between slides as transition. During Mix Essentials in Belgium, Martin Tirion…

Team Foundation Server integration with Dynamics AX 2009

A few weeks ago we released Dynamics AX 2009. Great news for Dynamics AX developers: they can now leverage Team Foundation Server for Version Control. Here is a preview video that was created before the final release on the version control features in MorphX, the IDE of Dynamics AX. And there is also a whitepaper…


Deferred Loading in LINQ to SQL

After the post on LINQ and Architectures, this time co-author Marco Russo of “Programming Microsoft LINQ” shares information on deferred loading in LINQ to SQL. The deferred loading of data in LINQ to SQL can operates at two granularity levels: the entity and the entity data member. LINQ to SQL allows the definition of an…


LINQ to MSI (Windows Installer database)

Bart De Smet is back with a new sample of a LINQ query provider, this time targeting Windows Installer databases, or more commonly named MSI’s. (If you want to learn more about MSI’s, you can also watch the recording of “Building setup packages with WiX”.) Technorati Tags: MSDN Belux,LINQ,MSI,query provider,windows installer

Coding for Fun: Writing Your Own Windows Live Messenger Agent in 30 Mins

Fellow Microsoft employee Christof Claessens explains i a MSDN Chopsticks video how you can create your own Windows Live Messenger agent in 30 minutes. Although I didn’t try it myself yet, it looks like something to explore during a rainy weekend… Technorati Tags: MSDN Belux,windows live,buddyscript,agent,messenger,chopsticks


Paolo Pialorsi on LINQ and Architectures

Paulo Pialorsi is co-author of the book “Introducing Microsoft LINQ”, which is downloadable for free (please note that this book has been written for LINQ beta 1, thus some syntax is obsolete now). However, the Programming Microsoft LINQ book is updated to RTM and has an entire chapter dedicated to LINQ and architectures of multi-tier…