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Read it: Let the Robot Drive: The Autonomous Car of the Future Is Here

“The wheels are primarily there to keep the computers from dragging on the ground.” And…...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 02/06/2012

Big data – Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created

  Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created and 90% of the data in the world today...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 01/31/2012

This morning at our internal meeting…

Microsoft Belgium supports its employees (me ) with getting or staying healthy. Cedric Dumont is...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 01/31/2012

There’s always something to freak out about!

“Microsoft is at its best when it’s freaking out,” he says. “That’s just it’s mentality. It’s a...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 01/31/2012

Unified Communications with Lync is valuable in many ways

    Take a look at the video case:...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 10/22/2010

  A colleague (you know who you are) collected some links related to Azure. Put these in your...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 07/29/2010

10 reasons to move your application to the cloud

The Cloud is happening now. I see ISV’s and web agencies rapidly adopting cloud technologies for a...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 07/22/2010

10 reasons to move your application to the cloud

The Cloud is happening now. I see ISV’s and web agencies rapidly adopting cloud technologies for a...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 07/22/2010

The Cloud at WPC10

Some really interesting stuff has been announced here. You can read today’s full story here:...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 07/12/2010

Start to Azure – Belgian ISV’s

We have recently launched a program in Belgium called Start To Azure. The program is designed to...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 06/23/2010

I’m really curious what we will find out about Natal, Natal Games… And when will we hear more about...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 06/13/2010

Office, Project, Visio and SharePoint Server 2010 products downloadable from MSDN

What have I been doing the last 6 days to only start downloading now?

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 04/28/2010

The Microsoft Innovation Center has a Call for Multi-Touch Projects

If you are planning an interesting Multi Touch project (for instance with Microsoft Surface, Windows...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 04/28/2010

Develop Touch applications for Windows using Microsoft Surface controls

Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Beta (NEW) This beta package includes the advanced...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 04/23/2010

My Week in the Cloud (8)

Sharing some bits that I found interesting during the last week while reading about cloud computing....

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 04/23/2010

Belgian eID integrated with ASP.NET applications

A couple of weeks ago we had a Windows Identity Foundation workshop in Belgium delivered by Vittorio...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 04/21/2010

Get serious about the Windows Azure Platform – 6 week training!

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032449971&Culture=en-GB  Event...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 04/20/2010

That ‘other’ mobile business at Microsoft

We have heard a lot on Windows Phone 7 since February. Today, there’s another interesting...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 04/07/2010

My Week in the Cloud (7)

Sharing some bits that I found interesting during the last week while reading about cloud computing....

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 04/07/2010

My Week in the Cloud (6)

Sharing some bits that I found interesting during the last week while reading about cloud computing....

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 03/26/2010

My Week in the Cloud (5)

Sharing some bits that I found interesting during the last week while reading about cloud computing....

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 03/19/2010

IHI Shines Silverlight on Healthcare Improvement

I’m repeating this post for some our Belgian ISV’s in the Healthcare vertical. Hear about the...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 03/15/2010

My Week in the Cloud (4)

Sharing some bits that I found interesting during the last week while reading about cloud computing....

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 03/11/2010

Develop For Windows

http://www.developforwindows.com/ Some cool sample applications can be found on this site that will...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 03/10/2010

My week in the cloud (3)

Sharing some bits that I found interesting during the last week while reading about cloud computing....

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 03/05/2010

A taskbar is a man’s best friend (feb 2010)

Like a monthly mugshot of my PC.

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 02/19/2010

My week in the cloud (1)

Sharing some bits that I found interesting during the last week while reading about cloud computing....

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 02/18/2010

Azure Partner Hub

Partners, check out this Azure Partner Hub: http://azurehub.com/

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 02/15/2010

Windows Phone 7 Revealed

Wow, it really does look like 7 might be Microsoft’s lucky number. Today’s announcement of Windows...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 02/15/2010

HP Slate: The tablet I want

  I read Serge Jespers’ blog and was really happy to see he’s as excited about Windows 7 and...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 02/12/2010

Microsoft Generation 4 Data Centers

http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/36db4da6-8777-431e-aefb-316ccbb63e4e

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 02/09/2010

Beta Release of Windows Azure Drive

Accessing a drive on Windows Azure using standard NTFS API’s? It is possible:...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 02/02/2010

That white space in my inbox – have a nice weekend!

:-) Got through my Inbox again. And guess what, when I click that whitespace, a new mail opens. But...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 01/29/2010

Belgium Training 3 Feb: What is the partner opportunity with the Windows Azure Platform

  This might be interesting for you! Dear Partner, Cloud computing both Azure and BPOS are part...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 01/29/2010

3 days left of Early Bird Discount for TechDays Belgium

I’m still hearing quite a few people say they will join us but at the same time they still need to...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 01/28/2010

Prepped Sharepoint 2010 and Office 2010 Virtual Machine available for download

Here’s a great way to quickly get ready to try or demo Sharepoint and Office 2010. Download the VPC:...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 01/27/2010

Free Cloud Computing e-book by Microsoft

Just 13 pages so don’t expect more than a brief introduction into the topic. You can read it online...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 01/18/2010

Storing and streaming video from Azure

Correction: no real streaming, just progressive downloading. Still… Here’s a series of interesting...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 01/14/2010

Visual Studio Myth Busting

I love this application from the UK team. Very quickly you learn about some of the new features that...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 01/06/2010

Free Azure Developer Lab at Microsoft Belgium office on January 28th

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032438251&Culture=en-US Seats are...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 01/04/2010

Windows Azure Platform moving from preview to release mode

http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsazure/archive/2010/01/04/sign-up-for-a-windows-azure-platform-offer-tod...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 01/04/2010

Microsoft in 2010 – My 6 reasons to be excited

I have a feeling it is going to be a great year for Microsoft. This is what gets me all fired up: 1....

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 01/04/2010

2010 – Het jaar van de Tablet?

Wordt dit het jaar van de tablet? Het is al het tweede jaar op rij dat dit aangekondigd wordt dus...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 01/04/2010

Anders Hejlsberg will deliver the developer keynote at TechDays Belgium 2010

I am really happy to announce that Anders Hejlsberg will be delivering the developer keynote and a...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 12/07/2009

ScottGu event full!

Scott Guthrie sure is popular!

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 11/29/2009

Measure TCO and ROI of your solution on Windows Azure

Windows Azure is here and it reshapes the IT landscape. Even if technology will ultimately make the...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 11/25/2009

How to color email in Inbox based on sender

I find this very useful. This is how you can do that in Office 2010 beta 2. For instance: - Blue:...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 11/22/2009

Installing VS2010 Beta 2, Silverlight 4 and Azure Tools (November 2009)

  So I’m updating my developer tools. This is what I install today (and since I’m not a real...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 11/19/2009

New resources for Microsoft Surface announced at PDC

Microsoft Surface at the Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas Get the Surface SDK today and start playing!...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 11/19/2009

The Cloud: Windows Server AppFabric will bring Azure to your servers

This was by far the number 1 request I got when talking about the Windows Azure Platform. Will I get...

Author: Hans VB1 Date: 11/18/2009

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