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.


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

Register at:

Mix keynote


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!


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!


Silverlight Twitter client

BESUG organized a workshop on Silverlight 3.0 yesterday at the buildings of Boulevart in Schelle.  First of all, I like to thank the people of Boulevart for the nice welcome and all the catering they provided!! You can check out the pictures at

For the workshop, I’ve created a Silverlight Twitter client which shows some new features of Silverlight 3.0.  This application uses a WCF service which communicates with Twitter.  The following Silverlight 3.0 features are used in this application:

  • Resource Dictionary
  • ChildWindow and WrapPanel (from the Silverlight toolkit)
  • Blur effect
  • Behaviors
  • Out of Browser

You can download the source code here.


ReMix 2009

What’s it all about?
ReMix brings the best of MIX09 in Las Vegas to Belgium: it bring us international speakers presenting on the best of MIX09, as well as local cases, with a story focus on User Experience (UX). Since last year’s first MIX event in Belgium there have been enormous advances in the web and RIA space at Microsoft. This is your chance to get a closer look at the new stuff as well as deepen your current skills.
Did you hear about UX@Vitra in June this year? This event will bring what you asked for: more in-depth sessions focused around RIA and web design and development.

At REMIX09 you can:

  • Learn about what Microsoft is bringing in terms of new user experience and technologies for building rich web applications and web sites.
  • Attend sessions on Expression Blend, SketchFlow, Silverlight, Surface, User Experience and Natural User Interface.
  • Attend technical sessions on Silverlight 3, building RIAs and ASP.NET.

Who should attend?
REMIX draws together web developers, creatives, information architects, visual designers, UX professionals, and digital marketers who all SHARE AN INTEREST ON WHAT IS COMING NEXT ON THE WEB.