Community day 2011 demo’s: Windows Phone 7 mango update session

I just finished my session about the Windows Phone 7 mango update at Community Day in Mechelen.  During this session, I have shown some demo’s about new features in the mango update concerning the tools (emulator), Silverlight 4 and a couple of new tools in the development framework like reminders, choosers, XNA integration and SQL CE.

You can download the demo’s here.


Develop for Windows

Develop for Windows

BESUG event: Windows Phone 7 development

Last night, there was a user group event about Windows Phone 7 development with Silverlight.  We builded an application using the iRail api. The application gives an overview of the train schedule in Belgium and shows serveral concepts of the Windows Phone 7 like push notifications, navigation, application bar and bing maps.

 The slides and demo can be downloaded here

Las Vegas MIX’ing at Microsoft Belgium – live keynote watch event

BESUG New Years drink

It has been a while since our last event in November. The first public beta of Silverlight 4 was released since then and a new year is standing in front of us. We have planned a lot of great events for 2010 and we like to present them to you at our {NEW YEARS DRINK}, in Ghent. Some tips concerning our future events: pixel shades, Mix keynote and MVVM design pattern.

This event is organized together with Plugmedia and is {ENTIRELY FREE OF CHARGE}.

  • When : 14th January 2010
  • Where : Eetkaffee Multatuli Ghent
  • Time: 19h
  •  Drinks and small snacks included

 Please let us know whether you’ll be able to attend by registering on the besug website. Places are limited, so be quick to register. We look forward to seeing you there!

Silverlight 4 goes beta

The first public beta of Silverlight 4 was announced at Microsoft PDC  today.  You can download this beta and all the tools from

Some interesting info and getting started tutorials on Silverlight 4:

I hope to find some time to play with this new version. It looks very promising if I take a look at the new features.

Help wanted in a Silverlight Coding Competition

Johan Van Hoye (member of BESUG) and two friends has participated the Summer Silverlight Coding Competition organized by CompenentArt.  To get through the first round they need community points which can be earned by voting.  The only thing you have to do is creating an account at ComponentArt and vote for their project.  You can vote until the 23th of October.

So please vote for their project and support the Belgian Silverlight community!