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Community blog for architects in the Belgium and Luxembourg region moderated by Bart Vande Ghinste, Enterprise Architect for Microsoft Belgium and Luxembourg.

Build 2013: Visual Studio 2013 Preview Available Now

Today Steve Ballmer kicked of the //build conference in San Francisco CA and I am sure you can read...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 06/26/2013

How do you build a Windows Store LOB app?

When building a line-of-business (LOB) app there are numerous things to consider.  Of course...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 05/28/2013

Join the Windows 8 App Race: Win Visual Studio headphones and Asus tablets

We want to give you a push in the back to develop great applications – join the Windows 8 App Race...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 04/17/2013

Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service General Availability

Today we announced the general availability of our Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 04/17/2013

[MOOC] Start building apps on Windows 8

Windows 8 is a Windows re-imagined designed for both touch and keyboard. It is a mobile...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 03/04/2013

Belgian Windows 8 Superhackathon on 27 March 2013 – join us!

Join us in Brussels, Genk, Kortrijk or Mons on March 27th for the 4-locations Belgian Windows 8...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 02/26/2013

Microsoft TechDays 2013 (Belgium): First sessions & speakers announced!

  Join top international and local speakers who can't wait to share their excitement with you...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 12/11/2012

Windows App Day November 23rd – Cook up the next great app

  The app market is here to stay. Are you ready to talk Apps? Are you ready to design Apps? Are...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 11/06/2012

Cloudify your Windows 8 and iOS apps with Windows Azure Mobile Services

With the introduction of apps and application stores, the process of building, selling and...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 10/23/2012

WOWZAPP: Worldwide Hackathon for Windows in Brussels (November 10)

Eat. Drink. Code. Join us at HUB on November 10th. Belgium is part of the app revolution! By...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 10/22/2012

October 8: Windows 8 Apps Expert Class

Join us next week (October 8, 2012) at Microsoft Belgium for a free full day training for advanced...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 10/01/2012

September 28: Windows 8 App-a-thon at Microsoft Belgium

October 26 is getting closer and closer … is your Windows 8 app ready? You’re invited to the last...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 09/19/2012

From XNA Game to Windows 8 App in 1 day. Join us on September 11 at Howest!

The re-imagined Windows 8 will come soon, and people will love playing games on it. Getting your...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 09/05/2012

Build your Windows 8 app NOW and get a €100 Connections voucher!

We hope you have already enjoyed a bit of sunshine this summer! We sure did at the first Summer...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 07/25/2012

Turn up the heat this summer with your Windows 8 app

It's summertime! Time for all of us to throw ourselves into something new, fun and rewarding. With...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 07/10/2012

This is why these 3 young Belgians need your Imagine Cup Vote!!!

The Microsoft Imagine Cup brings together students from all over the world and asks them to use...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 06/22/2012

Join us for the seaside Windows 8 Summer App-a-thon on July 12

The word is out: on July 12 we’ll be organizing the first of our Summer App-a-thons.  And it’s...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 06/15/2012

New Windows Azure Features and Services for spring

Yesterday, Microsoft announced previews of new Windows Azure services that help developers build...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 06/07/2012

Windows 8 RP: download and build your apps for Windows Store

Windows 8 Release Preview has been made available last week, representing another important quality...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 06/04/2012

Windows Store expanding to new markets including Belgium

Last week the Microsoft Windows Store blog announced an expansion of the Windows Store coming soon....

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 04/23/2012

Working on an app? Register Windows 8 App Clinics

Combining the broad reach of Windows, best-in-class developer tools, a reimagined user experience,...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 04/10/2012

Register for upcoming Windows 8 Metro Style App events

Now is the time to register for the upcoming Windows 8 Metro Style Apps events. In this post you can...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 04/04/2012

TechDays 2012: session recordings, slides and content online

If you missed TechDays 2012 in Belgium (Braine l’Alleud), there is no way to bring you back the...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 03/08/2012

Join the Windows 8 Developer Day on March 23rd!

     Night owl or day bird?    Or rather both? Join us for the day-track to...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 03/06/2012

SQL Azure Pricing Dropped

To meet evolving customer needs across both ends of the database size spectrum, we are lowering the...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 02/21/2012

Bring your idea to life- turn it into an app

Windows Phone 7.5 brings dozens of new platform features to Windows Phone. When you have previously...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 02/14/2012

Join the Belgian Experts and Microsoft Corp Product team for 12 hours of SQL Server 2012

  Join us for the 12 hours of SQL Server 2012, the next release of the Microsoft Cloud-Ready...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 02/13/2012

PhoneGap now fully supports Windows Phone

Back in September, Microsoft joined Nitobi to announce a Beta of PhoneGap support for Windows Phone...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 01/19/2012

TechDays 2012 full agenda online & Scott Guthrie for developer opening session

Less than one month to go! As we approach TechDays 2012 be sure to secure your spot before we sell...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 01/17/2012

Azure Spotlight: Numeri’zik Robot Stream Goes Cloudy

Numeri’zik is a Belgian startup company that is involved in the digitization of media and new ways...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 12/23/2011

TechDays 2012 Developer Content and Deep Dive Updates

During next year’s TechDays 2012 running February 14 to 16th you’ve got the chance to choose between...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 12/20/2011

TechDays 2012: 80% of agenda online and 1 more week to benefit from 15% discount

Just 1 more week to benefit from a 15% discount on your ticket for TechDays 2012: the Early Bird...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 12/13/2011

New Windows Azure Site and Features Available Today

Today we released the new Windows Azure Website with improved billing, management and SQL Azure...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 12/12/2011

Web & Phone UX Tour Belgium: recordings and resources now available

In November we held the Web & Phone UX event in Ter Elst (Edegem), bringing a full day of...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 12/02/2011

Early Bird Pricing for TechDays 2012 Extended to December 20. Register now!

We have good news: the Early Bird pricing for TechDays 2012 tickets will be extended to December 20....

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 11/30/2011

Devoteam: Interoperability and Openness in the cloud - Serving Java in Azure

As part of Microsoft’s continued commitment to interoperability, the Windows Azure platform has been...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 11/22/2011

Updated Windows Azure SDK & Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK Available Today!

Today we are simplifying the development experience on Windows Azure with three updates—a new...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 11/15/2011

Available : Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – October 2011 Update

The October release of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit (WAPTK) is now available as a free...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 11/07/2011

Register now for TechDays 2012 and benefit from 15% Early Bird discount

Starting today (November 2, 2011) registrations for the Belgian TechDays 2012 are OPEN! About...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 11/07/2011

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Training Kit released

Now is a great time to start learning more about Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview. The preview was...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 10/19/2011

Save the Date: TechDays Belgium returns on 14-15-16 February 2012!

TechDays Belgium returns on 14-15-16 February 2012! Since we’re celebrating our 10th anniversary it...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 10/12/2011

Register for Web & Phone UX Tour Belgium November 3rd: inspiring day on HTML5, Phone, Web and UX

Don’t miss our next event: Web & Phone UX Tour Belgium, taking place on November 3rd 2011...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 10/05/2011

New Windows Azure SDK 1.5, Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

I am happy to announce the availability of the Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and Windows Azure Tools for...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 09/25/2011

Microsoft Patterns & Practices: A Guide to Claims-Based Identity and Access Control - 2nd Edition

Imagine a world where you don't have to worry about authentication. Imagine instead that all...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 09/22/2011

On the road to BUILD – A day of California dreaming

The Belgian BUILD delegation has arrived in California to attend the BUILD windows conference...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 09/11/2011

Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7, iOS (iPhone & iPad) and Android.

I’m pleased to announce the release of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7, Windows Azure...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 09/07/2011

Windows Phone SDK 7.1 RC is available now and provides a ‘Go Live’ license that enables you to publish applications to the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Windows Phone SDK 7.1 RC is now live on the Download Center and the Marketplace is able to ingest...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 08/24/2011

Dive into the Summer with Architects : Windows Azure Platform Interoperability

We kicked off the Architects Summer beginning of July 2011 where we invited you to dive into...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 08/17/2011

HTML5 and IE workshop by the water at Microsoft Webcafe, August 25th in Brussels

Register for a free afternoon workshop on HTML5 and IE9 site pinning, taking place on August 25 in...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 08/03/2011

Windows Phone SDK 7.1 “Beta 2 Refresh” Released

Yesterday, we released a refresh of the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 to our registered developers. The...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 07/29/2011

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