# Monday, 09 November 2015

Last October Microsoft held its Windows 10 Developer Day. Hosted in several cities around the world Russia and Belgium had the chance to kick off these global events. In Belgium they were held at 3 different places during the same day: Kortrijk, Hasselt and Brussels. The Hasselt presentations were recorded and put on Channel 9.

The following videos were brought:

Jan Tielens - Introduction to Windows 10 UWP (Universal Windows Platform) Jan Tielens - Introduction to Windows 10 UWP (Universal Windows Platform)

Wesley Cabus - Building an adaptive UI Wesley Cabus - Building an adaptive UI

Gill Cleeren - Live Tiles And Notifications Gill Cleeren - Live Tiles And Notifications

Kris van der Mast - Microsoft Edge and Hosted Web Apps Kris van der Mast - Microsoft Edge and Hosted Web Apps

Yves Goeleven - Cloud Services Yves Goeleven - Cloud Services

Jan Tielens - More Personal Computing Jan Tielens - More Personal Computing

Gill Cleeren - Store And Monetization Gill Cleeren - Store And Monetization

It was a great day as we had 150 people in Hasselt alone.

Grz, Kris.

Monday, 09 November 2015 13:30:16 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 06 April 2014

Last week was Microsoft’s //Build/ 2014 edition. I couldn’t be there in person but luckily for most of us around the globe the sessions got recorded and put online on Channel 9. There’s more than these but this is some handpicking done by me, and to keep a nice (short)list for myself to keep track of what I want to see from it.

First of all start with the Keynotes. I watched already the second one with Scott Guthrie which was mostly about Azure, web and Rosslyn.

Security

Web development

Dev OPS

Azure Web Sites

Azure

Visual Studio (Online)

Grz, Kris.

Sunday, 06 April 2014 22:08:05 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 02 April 2013

I’ve been giving presentations myself about this little handy tool from Microsoft and I’m happy to see that version 3 saw daylight and that I can finally speak about it as well. There are some very nice new features to it so be sure to check it out.

What to expect: Cloud, Git, TFS.

Download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/web/webmatrix/next/.

Also check out the WebCamps video where Vishal Joshi explains about all the new features in WebMatrix 3.

Grz, Kris.

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 10:23:47 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 29 June 2012

As many of you out there I wasn’t able to attend Tech Ed North America 2012 either so I couldn’t go to all the cool sessions showing off about the newly released features of Windows Azure. Luckily for you and me Channel 9 has put all the recordings available for watching and/or downloading: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2012?sort=status&direction=asc&t%5B0%5D=windows%2Bazure#tab_sortBy_status.

Here’s everything directly:

Grz, Kris.

Friday, 29 June 2012 06:28:26 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 14 December 2011

The last months were pretty quiet around ScottGu but yesterday evening, for us Belgian people, there was a great and lengthy streamed event about Windows Azure. As I’m the competence center leader of the Azure Cloud Computing team at Ordina Belgium I took the opportunity to gather up with colleagues, ordered pizza and made a great evening.

I’m glad to see this kind of events happening. They provide excellent coverage about the topic, starting out in a way that newcomers can follow with ease but also introducing the latest and greatest tooling and progress the Windows Azure platform has made during the last months. There’s also a ton of great news on the fronts of having people with skills other than .NET being served as well. Node.js, Java, PHP and other technologies get attention. That’s just awesome!

The Windowsazure.com website also got a major update with that nice looking Metro style sauce over it.

In the past people sometimes feared testing the cloud for budget reasons. Even a colleague of mine once had to find out the hard way that when you shut down an instance but keep the deployment you also keep on getting charged. Microsoft now releases a new way to explore Azure for 3 months but with a spending limit. According to me that promises a safer way to spend researching Azure.

Grz, Kris.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 14:25:54 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 31 May 2011

It was a great event in Antwerp again and now the sessions can be viewed by everyone:

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I was the “Ask the experts” booth leader and you can see on the next picture that we had a good time:

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From left to right: Simone Chiaretta, Kris van der Mast, Gill Cleeren, Maarten Balliauw.

My personal favorite sessions were:

Grz, Kris.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011 20:28:43 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 17 March 2010

The Silverlight 4 Training Course includes a whitepaper explaining all of the new Silverlight 4 RC features, several hands-on-labs that explain the features, and a 8 unit course for building business applications with Silverlight 4. The business applications course includes 8 modules with extensive hands on labs as well as 25 accompanying videos that walk you through key aspects of building a business application with Silverlight. Key aspects in this course are working with numerous sandboxed and elevated out of browser features, the new RichTextBox control, implicit styling, webcam, drag and drop, multi touch, validation, authentication, MEF, WCF RIA Services, right mouse click, and much more!

You can find the material here: http://channel9.msdn.com/learn/courses/Silverlight4/.

Grz, Kris.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010 09:06:39 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 13 July 2009

Going on vacation to Greece without pc or internet connection (but in very good company) is nice but you always find when coming home that new cool things have arrived. This time it turned out to be the long awaited Silverlight 3.

There’s an interesting video on Channel 9 with Scott Guthrie on the new things that shipped and also a new dedicated site. Be sure to check these out.

With the new version there’s also need of a tool to build compelling RIAs with. This is still in Release candidate but you can already check out Blend 3.

Grz, Kris.

Monday, 13 July 2009 18:02:28 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 18 May 2007

Just read this on the blog of Somasegar:

Popfly is a tool and social network that provides a fun and easy way to build and share mash-ups, gadgets, Silverlight experiences, and Web pages using pre-built “Blocks” that connect to online services.

I asked for an invitation as they're not giving much away at the moment. Funny thing when I visited the site was to see someone I knew: Steven Wilssens, a Belgian developer and MVP that went working for Microsoft since last year.

Update: I just found out about this video on Channel9: PopFly

Grz, Kris.

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