Las Vegas MIX’ing at Microsoft together with BESUG

MIX 2010 must be one of the best events Microsoft organizes for web folks. Since not everyone can make it to Las Vegas for this we at Microsoft Belgium together with the Belgian Silverlight User Group have a solution for you. We will organize a live keynote streaming on a big screen in a cool Vegas ... [More]

Service oriented architecture in SQL Server with Service Broker

Wouldn’t it be nice if a stored procedure could run certain statements in parallel, if we could easily scale out SQL Server applications,… When you have code that can run asynchronously, all these things become possible, if you implement them with the Service Broker: Service Broker is an service ori... [More]

Webcast on Parallel Computing

A couple of weeks ago, I did a webcast on Parallel Computing available on channel9 at The presentation can  be downloaded at : ParallelComputing.pdf In addition, you can also download my demos  ... [More]

WCF Streaming

1. Configuring and Tracing WCF can send messages in buffered mode and in streaming mode. The default is buffered mode, which means that the whole message needs to be transfered and received before the client can start processing it. When messages get too large to be send as one big blob and when t... [More]

AZURE Roadshow at HOWEST - demos

Last week, I did a presentation on Windows Azure at HOWEST, University College West Flanders. As promised, my hands-on-labs of this session. 1. A file archive application to upload/download files into a database in the cloud.  This application consists out of a webpage (UploadFile.aspx) to upl... [More]

Multiple Silverlight controls in 1 XAP

Basically, when you are creating a website with 2 Silverlight contols, you need to have 2 xap files in your ClientBin folder. It would be better if you could have 1 xap file but you decide which usercontrol you want to see. A solution could be using InitParams in the object tag in your HTML file: ... [More]

IErrorHandler: A generic Fault Converter (2/2)

My previous post IErrorHandler: A generic Fault Converter (1/2) describes how to build an ErrorHandler for WCF. The challenge is now to write a generic ErrorHander which can be configured to automatically convert exceptions into faults based upon a pre-defined list of converter methods. Converting a... [More]

MSDN event: Firestarter

For those who wants to be ahead of the game, but do not have time to see events, msdn firestarter is the solution to your problem. This site offers you free webcasts talking about Microsoft technologies such as:   ASP.NET MVC   Silverlight   Windows 7   … So w... [More]

Using XML with VB.NET 9.0

Today, during a Live session @ Microsoft,  I talked about how you can use VB.NET 9.0 XML Literals to parse, create XML documents. As promised, I’ve uploaded the demo’s and the slides to my skydrive, which you can find here. Note that the session was in dutch, but the demos were in english In... [More]