# Thursday, 01 July 2010

Just noticed on the US version of the MSDN site that it had a great new look and feel:

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Microsoft apparently made it more focused on 4 major directions:

  • desktop
  • web
  • cloud
  • phone

I like it.

Grz, Kris.

Thursday, 01 July 2010 22:20:55 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 

8 years ago I started to program in .NET professionally. Also on that day I started out as a newcomer on the ASP.NET forums. During those years I was first moderated like all newcomers, then unmoderated and after a couple of years I was suddenly asked to become a moderator myself. I’m still doing that because I believe the community invested in me when I was in need of help and now I’m trying to invest my free time myself back into that same community. I hope to be able to keep up the good work there for years to come.

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Grz, Kris.

Thursday, 01 July 2010 14:48:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Thursday, 24 June 2010

When I arrived early this morning there were cookies made by Subway. For my non Belgian friends: Subway only started in Belgium last year. The sessions I intended to follow were mostly good to great. The catering were special delivered sandwiches from Subway again. I got to know several new people, even got in face to face contact with someone I knew from the ASP.NET forums but never met in real life before. During the sessions one of the sponsors gave away coupons for books during a per session prize draw (mostly with some quiz from by the presenter). And at the end of the day I won a Bongo bon for a one night stay with breakfast for 2 in one of the 40 hotels you can choose from. Cool! I’m looking forward on going again next year and hopefully be on the speakersboard too.

Grz, Kris.

Thursday, 24 June 2010 19:37:04 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Tomorrow’s Community day in Belgium. Meaning: a day full of great content provided by all Belgian user groups. I plan on following these courses:

  • Keynote
  • Visual Studio 2010 Lab Manager
  • What’s new in .NET 4.0
  • Taking care of a cloud environment
  • Linq for supermodels
  • Building an enterprise application with Silverlight and NHibernate
  • Developing Windows Phone applications with Silverlight

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Grz, Kris.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010 20:49:11 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 13 June 2010

And another year, a great year, has passed. I’ve been reawarded as MVP, went to the US where I was able to drive around for a week and see the Grand canyon, Monument valley, Bryce canyon, Death valley, Las Vegas. A month later I visited the Middle East (Lebanon) where during my vacation I also gave a presentation about ASP.NET MVC 2. I got to know a lot of new and great people and learnt new things. All in all a great year.

Grz, Kris.

Sunday, 13 June 2010 12:01:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [4]  | 
# Saturday, 22 May 2010

This week the long awaited Silverlight 4 tools for Visual Studio 2010 got released. With it ships version 1 of WCF RIA Services.

Of course new technology needs some guidance and there’s a great training kit made available.

If you like to read books then I suggest you take a look at Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook, of which I’m a reviewer, and the book I’m currently reading: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Business Application Development: Beginner’s Guide.

Grz, Kris.

Saturday, 22 May 2010 10:11:41 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 18 May 2010

My company Ordina gave me the opportunity to follow a 2 day course to become a Scrum Master. The course itself was given by Mitch Lacey who gave some great information about Scrum itself and gave the entire group, about 30+ attendees, several exercises to accomplish. These introduced people to think about solutions and create a group spirit. I liked this hands on approach a lot.

Grz, Kris.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010 19:52:57 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [1]  | 
# Monday, 10 May 2010

If you’re a bit like me you like to have a lot of keyboard shortcuts handy while coding in your favorite IDE, Visual Studio. In the past I blogged about cheat sheets for former versions of Visual Studio but I recently found out about documents for 4 different languages in Visual Studio 2010: C#, F#, VB.NET and C++.

Take a look here to download these.

Grz, Kris.

Monday, 10 May 2010 16:11:42 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 04 May 2010
Being a pimp with Silverlight (using ASP.NET MVC2 and jQuery) was my first presentation for the Belgian user group Visug.
Tuesday, 04 May 2010 10:21:32 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [1]  | 
# Monday, 19 April 2010
This article shows how to use ajax to load a partial view into a view and afterwards the form data can be retrieved from that dynamically added control.
Ajax | jQuery | MVC | PartialView
Monday, 19 April 2010 20:24:15 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |