Architects Rule!

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

First networking event @ the Brussels’s Microsoft Innovation Center

Book your agenda and join us for the launch of the first MIC's thursDay on September the 15th! As...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 07/13/2011

Looking for Platform Strategy Advisor – Windows Azure Platform

At Microsoft we are opening a new position for a Platform Strategy Advisor for the Windows Azure...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 07/08/2011

Last call to our free Next Generation UX event. Your chance to win an Arc Touch Mouse!

On June 28 we’re organizing an event around Next Generation User Experiences in Brussels Business...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 06/22/2011

BUILD: Use what you know. Do what you’ve always imagined!

//BUILD windows / September 13 to 16 2011 / Anaheim, California / And all around the world BUILD is...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 06/20/2011

Kinect Toolkit Launches Today: lets get moving

Microsoft today released the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) that will allow...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 06/17/2011

Innov@MIC–”The” Innovation day @ The Microsoft Innovation Center–June 23

  Save the date – June 23. The Microsoft Innovation Center organizes the Innov@MIC Day, 1 full...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 06/01/2011

Register for the Next Generation User Experiences event on June 28

You’re designing or building applications and want to fast forward to get ready for the next...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 05/31/2011

Windows Phone 7 “Mango”: download the developer tools

On May 24th Microsoft held a press conference announcing many of the new features coming to the next...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 05/26/2011

TechDays 2011: session recordings, slides and content online

If you missed TechDays 2011, there is no way to bring you back the whole experience. That’s the bad...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 05/24/2011

Windows Azure Toolkits for iOS, Android, and WP7

We are extremely excited to announce the immediate availability of the Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS...

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

MSDN Belux webcasts on SQL Server self-service BI, FAST Search Server 2010 and Windows Azure

  • May 10, 2011: SQL Server self-service BI Abstract In this fast paced and ever changing world,...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 05/09/2011

Windows Phone 7 “Mango” Developer tools and platform

Last week at MIX11 we announced the next update coming to Windows Phone 7. Joe Belfiore, overseeing...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 04/29/2011

Are you Microsoft Platform Ready?

If you’re not yet familiar with the Microsoft Platform Ready (MPR) program; MPR provides free...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 04/28/2011

Save the date for the ISV Discovery Day Spring Edition

The spring season is back which means there are some great local events coming up where you can see...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 04/27/2011

Scott Hanselman LIVE at TechDays 2011 in Belgium

Join us LIVE from TechDays Belgium in Antwerp on 26 April 2011. If you are not one of the lucky ones...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 04/14/2011

Windows Azure News from MIX11

We announced several updates to the Windows Azure platform today at MIX11 in Las Vegas. These new...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 04/13/2011

TechDays 2011 WP7 App

The official TechDays 2011 WP7 App developed by Realdolmen is now available on the Marketplace. The...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 04/11/2011

New MVPs for Belgium & Lux announced

Each quarter Microsoft awards passionate technical community leaders  with the Microsoft's Most...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 04/07/2011

Get skilled up on Microsoft’s Cloud technologies at you own pace and at no cost with Microsoft Virtual Academy

Looking for a simple, effective way to get the skills and training you needed to take advantage of...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 04/07/2011

TechDays Belgium 2011: Just 3 Weeks Left to Register

  In just three weeks from now, you can join more than 1400 other developers and IT...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 04/07/2011

Webcast: Lunchbox - Developing a Windows Phone 7 Application at Microsoft leveraging Windows Azure

Register now for the next MSDN Live Meeting (organized by Microsoft Belgium and Luxembourg) on April...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 03/31/2011

Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7

The Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 is designed to make it easier for you to build mobile...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 03/28/2011

MSDN and TechNet Desktop Gadget

Stay up to date with the latest news from MSDN and TechNet in Belgium and Luxembourg via our new...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 03/24/2011

Microsoft opens European Cloud and Interoperability Center & second Microsoft Innovation Center in Brussels

  On March 22th the first Microsoft Cloud and Interoperability Center (CIC) was inaugurated in...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 03/24/2011

TechDays 2011 - Check out the sessions and build your own agenda‏

Check out the live agenda and find out why you should attend TechDays 2011. Review the sessions and...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 03/17/2011

Internet Explorer 9 RTW available for download

Internet Explorer 9 RTW is now available for download. The latest version of IE is strong on speed...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 03/16/2011

Download Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1

Service Pack 1 is ready for download. Microsoft continues to invest in Visual Studio 2010 with...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 03/11/2011

Tell your IT story and win a ticket for TechDays 2011

On February 21, 2011 we invited the top 20 winners of the ‘Crack the code’ contest...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 03/07/2011

Java Developers Experience improved with Windows Azure

At PDC10, we introduced our plan to improve the experience for Java developers with Windows Azure....

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 03/07/2011

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit - February 2011 Update

The February 2011 update of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes several updates and bug...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 03/04/2011

Vote Microsoft for DataNews Awards for Excellence

The 2011 Data News Awards for Excellence are an important annual ICT contest and event. Microsoft is...

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

HTML5 Web Camp Belgium on April 6 2011 – free event registration now open

HTML5 Web Camp Belgium on April 6th is now open for registration. Enjoy a full afternoon of sessions...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 03/01/2011

New Windows Azure Free Trial Offering Available Today!

As of today a new Windows Azure trial offering is available through June 30th 2011. This offering...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 02/25/2011

TechDays 2011: Final Chance to Register with Early Bird Pricing!

Time is running out to enjoy a special Early Bird pricing and attend this year’s TechDays. With a...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 02/17/2011

IT in your DNA? ‘Crack the code’ winners announced, share your IT story and win tickets for TechDays 2011

January 31, 2011 was the last day of the ‘Crack the code’ competition on http://www.itinyourdna.be:...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 02/16/2011

Windows Phone Developer ecosystem picking up in Belgium

Since the introduction of Windows Phone 7 end of October we’ve seen a steady uptake of the platform...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 02/15/2011

Internet Explorer 9 RC–download and get your sites ready

The IE team has announced availability of Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate. As Dean Hachamovich...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 02/11/2011

Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update Available Now

We are happy to announce the immediate availability of the Windows Phone Developer Tools January...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 02/08/2011

MSDN webcasts in March on TFS 2010 and Windows Phone 7

  • March 1, 2011: Agile Development with Team Foundation Server 2010 Abstract The value of Agile...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 02/07/2011

ISV Community & Discovery Day

It’s this time of year again where the Microsoft Belux ISV team organizes the ISV Community &...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 02/07/2011

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit and Course, January 2011 Update

Today we have released a January 2010 update to the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit &...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 02/03/2011

Register for Microsoft Webcafe on February 17th in Gent

The second edition of Microsoft Webcafe is taking place at Combell in Gent. We are calling it the...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 02/01/2011

TechDays 2011: Early Bird Pricing Extended Until 28 February 2011

  Register now with extended Early Bird pricing Discover new technologies and increase your...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 01/24/2011

Announcing Windows Azure Jump Start Training Videos

Microsoft Learning hosted the second new and exclusive “Jump Start” virtual training event on...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 01/21/2011

What to expect in 2011 when it comes to Enterprise Architecture

An interesting article discussing what to expect in 2011 when talking about Enterprise Architecture....

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 01/20/2011

ASP.NET MVC 3, NuGet, IIS Express, SQL CE 4, Web Farm Framework, Orchard, WebMatrix released

Last week, Microsoft released more than six new or upgraded products! All these free products...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 01/17/2011

Register for the next MSDN Live Meetings in January and February

On January 18 and February 1 the first two MSDN Live Meetings of 2011 will take place, both focusing...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 01/04/2011

New Windows Azure Platform Features Available Today

Building out an infrastructure that supports your web service or application can be expensive,...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 12/14/2010

Windows Azure SDK 1.3 and the new Windows Azure Management Portal Now Available

At PDC10 last month, we announced a host of enhancements for Windows Azure designed to make it...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 12/01/2010

The Future of Silverlight Starts Now: Watch Scott Guthrie Showing The Next Version of Silverlight on December 2, 2010

You are invited to see the next version of Silverlight in action, presented by Scott Guthrie during...

Author: Bart Vande Ghinste Date: 11/16/2010

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