# Tuesday, 03 January 2017

2017 already is going to kick off with presentations. Besides Microsoft Cloud Summit I’m also going to speak at the Basta! conference in Frankfurt Germany. This time about Visual Studio Code. I hope to see you there. It’s the first time I’ll be speaking in Germany so I’m looking forward to the adventure.


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# Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Do you like Azure Functions or just want to know what all the fuzz is about? Then be sure to check me out speaking about it in Paris during the Microsoft Cloud Summit in January 2017. I hope to see you there.

There’s a great lineup of speakers at the event: http://mscloudsummit.fr/en/speakers/. Check it out and come if you can.


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# Tuesday, 04 October 2016

It’s not the first time I speak in the Netherlands but I was happy to get asked again by the organizational team to come back this year. Unlike the year before when it was in The Hague, this year the venue was in the larger RAI building in Amsterdam. A lot of attendees showed up. From what I heard from the people at Microsoft Netherlands it was a record amount and they didn’t expect that many people showing up in the first place.

The session itself about Azure Web Jobs, same like what I gave the day before in Poland, went great and I had quite some attendees.

In the evening there was a cozy speaker dinner with climbing wall at XPirit.

Grz, Kris.

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# Monday, 03 October 2016

Today I had the pleasure of giving a presentation about Azure Web Jobs at a nice conference in Poland. It was well organized in a good hotel close to Gdynia. For me it was the first time ever I spoke, and been, in Poland. Attendees and hosts were all very nice people and I noticed a good amount of interest in Azure. I hope to be able to come back to talk more about Azure next year as well.

As a personal note: it’s been my first time to Poland and I really enjoyed it. I’m already thinking of going there on a short holiday with the misses and get to know the country better next year.

Grz, Kris.

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# Wednesday, 14 September 2016

In a couple of weeks there will be again a Microsoft Tech Days in the Netherlands. As last year this edition I will be speaking as well. This time not about the F12 developer tools but Azure Web Jobs. I hope to see you there on October 4th as well.


Grz, Kris.

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# Tuesday, 13 September 2016

If you are into web development you know there are a bunch of tools out there to make your life easier while concentrating on the things you want or need to focus on. One of these tools is gulp.js. It is an easy one to start with though and it is supported in Visual Studio.If you like a good read and want to get up to speed with gulp fast or already have experience but just want interesting code samples you can download this free ebook at Syncfusion.com.


The name of the writer of this particular book should ring familiar: Kris van der Mast. Yes indeed, that’s me Smile.

I made up a contract to write another book about Azure Web Jobs and I hope to have it ready by end of this year.

Grz, Kris.

Books | Free | Gulp | Syncfusion
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# Monday, 09 May 2016

Last week witnessed the gathering of Microsoft loving people in Belgium. There were 19 different nationalities at the venue in Mechelen based Kinepolis cinema center.

I was there myself as a speaker about Meteor.js.

Me presenting


Grz, Kris

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# 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.

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# Monday, 11 April 2016

Last week I reported on this very blog that I got renewed again as an MVP. Today I got the official box with the award in it and I noticed that I’m no longer an ASP.NET MVP. That was expected as the titles have changed a bit with the internal changes at Microsoft. I’m now happy to announce that I’m an MVP in two categories:

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Visual Studio and Development technologies

Grz, Kris.

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# Friday, 01 April 2016

April 1st is always an exciting day, did I make it again as an MVP for the annual renewal or not? Well, I’m very happy to announce that I made it again. Due to the changes in the program I’m not an ASP.NET MVP as such anymore. The title has changed to Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP.

To all other MVP’s who got renewed and to all new ones: congratulations!

Grz, Kris.

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