# 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]  | 
# Thursday, 12 April 2012
Yesterday I was the main presenter at Microsoft WebCamps in Utrecht, The Netherlands. A total of 122 people attended with a very diverse public...
Thursday, 12 April 2012 21:58:59 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 07 February 2012

Today I gave another Webcamps session at Microsoft HQ in Brussels Belgium. A nice bunch of people and I had a small surprise for them later on the day… Microsoft chose this day to celebrate the fact that Internet explorer 6, the quite old browser, had gotten under 1% usage in Belgium. Something to celebrate! So we were presented a very, very tasty pie with a nice message on it:

byebyeie6

In case you didn’t know it yet, Microsoft provides a dedicated site which keeps track of the usage of IE6: http://www.ie6countdown.com/. On that site you can also find a small snippet to add to your site to promote people visiting yours to simply install a better browser. Note: Internet explorer 10 will be around (and hopefully soon). I have been playing with the preview bits already and I must say, it looks very good. More speed, better HTML 5 support, increased security, …

In case you want to know, yes the pie tasted really great.

Grz, Kris.

Tuesday, 07 February 2012 00:22:00 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [2]  | 
# Monday, 05 December 2011

Today I gave my first Webcamps session at Microsoft Belgium. The agenda for  the day was

9:00 – 10:30

Web Platform Overview and open source Web Apps

Get a good overview of the Microsoft Web Platform, free tooling like Visual Studio 2010, Web Developer Express, IIS web server and a peek at what’s coming in Visual Studio 11 and ASP.NET MVC 4.

After the general introduction we’ll show you around Orchard CMS, Umbraco and other open source CMS apps using WebMatrix.

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Practical HTML5

This session kicks off with a good overview of the different elements in HTML5 that make up this umbrella term. We’ll go over standards HTML, new CSS3 specs and font usage and web app specs. Most importantly, the session will also address how you can start taking advantage of new features in the specs while still supporting older browsers through the use of polyfills and frameworks like Modernizr.

To finish you’ll learn how to make your website shine on the Windows 7 taskbar through site pinning.

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

Afternoon – Hands-on labs

13:30 – 17:00

Hands-on labs

The afternoon is hands-on, the perfect timing to apply the learning from the morning session.

Labs include creating a website using a web app by leveraging, practical HTML5 and CSS3 labs addressing Canvas, WOFF, CSS3 layout features and more.

At the end of the session you’ll have a good practical feeling on how to use and customize open source web apps as well as leveraging the best in HTML5 today.

17:00 – 17:15

Closing, discussion, top recommended resources

There were 2 hands on labs foreseen. One recycled from Microsoft Webcamps USA about HTML 5 and another one I completely wrote myself about Orchard and on which I got some great feedback from the people who made it during the afternoon.

About 35 people followed the course and I already got quite some questions after the first session was sold out if there were others going to happen. Luckily I can answer that question in a positive way as the following dates are foreseen for a redelivery:

Even though I got some great feedback in the evaluation round I also want to take the entire feedback with me into my next presentation to perform even better. Hope to see you in 2012!

Grz, Kris.

webcamps

Monday, 05 December 2011 22:39:00 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Thursday, 10 November 2011

Last Tuesday I performed my first live meeting for Microsoft. Topic: Orchard the new CMS in town.

Check it out at http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/adebruyn/Orchard-Open-Source-CMS-the-new-CMS-in-town for the video and slides.

Grz, Kris.

Thursday, 10 November 2011 13:40:02 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 01 February 2011
Last week a Scott Hanselman came to Belgium for the first Webcamps. I could only attend the first 2 hours due to client obligations but I was glad to see quite some familiar faces and Scott performing in his usual way during the first part of the whole show. Luckily for everyone who couldn’t attend, or only partially like myself, the entire day got recorded. You can watch the shows here
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 01:13:00 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |