# Thursday, 14 April 2016


when you’re a developer from around Belgium you might have heard about our user group AZUG. Well, we also have our own Facebook page so be sure to check that one out. Also be sure to follow our Twitter account. See you there at one of our next gatherings! Actually, that’s going to be on the 16th of April.

Grz, Kris.

Thursday, 14 April 2016 00:37:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 26 September 2012

On Monday we already had the pleasure of having Brady over for a nerd dinner in Mechelen and yesterday Brady delivered a great presentation about Windows Azure Web Sites. The talk was mainly about the architecture behind the screens, deployment and pricing. Brady was warned up front that a Belgian audience is usually very quiet, extremely attentive but lacks interaction. Well, not so at AZUG! We were indeed all very attentive but definitely not quiet and without interaction. Quite some laughs / jokes flew back and forth and both the audience and Brady had a great time during the evening.

We also had a lot of new faces coming to our latest AZUG event and that’s just awesome as that’s why were hosting these sessions for: you, the community. The AZUG crew hopes to see you again soon at one of our next events: http://www.azug.be/events.

Brady in full action:



If you want to know more about Windows Azure Web Sites be sure to check out these resources:


Grz, Kris.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:11:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Last Monday I went to see the Microsoft Dublin datacenter together with the the azug posse and the two winners of our Windows Azure Saturday. We all signed an NDA so we’re not allowed to talk of what we saw but  I can tell you this: if you have the chance someday to visit it yourself and you’re interested in technical stuff, simply go. It’s cool to see and you get a good guidance by a Microsoft representative who’s knowledgeable and friendly. Besides that, it’s in Dublin and they have some very nice restaurants over there.

A picture that I took from http://www.globalfoundationservices.com/ which was publicly available and shows the datacenter entrance:


The day before we landed in Dublin and one of the gang already knew a great steak restaurant so we enjoyed a great evening among friends.


Grz, Kris.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 20:23:09 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 09 May 2012

It’s becoming one of those yearly traditions in Belgium: rainy weather, great beers, … and since the last years also the yearly Community Day. This year there will be 40 sessions in total with 6 tracks! I’ll be there as well and hope to see a lot of community people. Azug, the user group of which I’m a board member will also be doing several sessions.



Grz, Kris.

Wednesday, 09 May 2012 07:49:47 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 25 June 2011

Well organized and in a great location last Thursday the fifth edition of Community day was held. I gave a presentation myself about giving applications a second life in the cloud. It was a lot of fun to do so and I already got some great feedback from people in the audience. For the people who couldn’t make it, here are my slides:

If you’re interested in getting me over for your community to talk about ASP.NET (MVC), Razor, WebMatrix, jQuery, Azure, … just drop me a note or follow me on twitter: @KvdM.

Grz, Kris.

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# Friday, 10 December 2010

Since several months now I’m one of the board members of Azug, the Belgian Windows Azure User Group. Feweb, the Belgian organisation for web developers/designers, loved to put several Belgian user groups in the spotlight and asked them to give a short presentation about their workings, their common intrest, … Since I enjoy giving presentations I signed myself up and gave the following slidedeck:

If you’re from Belgium, or passing by in our lovely country, and we have a meeting planned then simply sign up and come over. We like you to be there!

Grz, Kris.

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