# Friday, 05 September 2008

Oh man, I just found out about this sad news. The following news statement is taken from the site of U2U, the company that he cofounded:

It is with deepest regret that we have to announce the death of Patrick Tisseghem, co-founder of U2U. Patrick suddenly passed away on Wednesday 3 September 2008 around 18 hours in Gothenburg Sweden due to a heart failure. Our sympathy and thoughts go out to his wife Linda, their daughters Anahi and Laura, and to his family. We are all deeply saddened by this tragic loss. We remember him as caring father as well as a driven and warm hearted colleague and friend. We miss you Patrick.

I followed one of his courses about Sharepoint several years ago and especially requested for a course given by him because I knew he was a world known expert on that particular topic. After that we met occasionally and moslty saw each other thanks to Microsoft related conventions or like a couple of months ago when we had a meet and greet with Tim Sneath.

I'm the guy on the left, then Peter and then Patrick himself. This is truly very, very sad news for his family as well for the community.

Grz, Kris.

Friday, 05 September 2008 13:02:13 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [1]  | 
# Sunday, 27 May 2007

Since recently the ASP.NET forums got an upgrade to the new Community Server 2007 there's also the possibility to show your Fans and Friends. Not really much at the moment since the feature's a little unknown by most members at this moment and you have to enable some parts in your Profile.

If you're a member reading this you can enable it by clicking on the Edit Profile button in the right upper corner, navigate to the Favorites tab and check the Share Friends checkbox and hit save at the bottom of that page. After that it's easy to add friends by going to their public profile of a member you see on the forums or, if you know their nickname, navigate directly to http://forums.asp.net/members/nickname.aspx. So for me that becomes http://forums.asp.net/members/XIII.aspx.

Then click the Add as friend link and go back to your public profile and voila, the person appears in your friends list.

Grz, Kris.

Sunday, 27 May 2007 11:22:24 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [4]  |