Visual Studio 2012 RC Available

June 1, 2012 Marc Gregoire Microsoft

Microsoft has made the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2012 available for download. The release candidate comes with a Go-Live license. Read Jason Zander blog post for details of this release. Get it here.


0 Visual C++ 2012, Visual Studio 2012,

Developing Windows 8 Metro style apps with C++

May 24, 2012 Marc Gregoire Events

There is a very interesting collection of videos on Channel9 about developing Windows 8 Metro style apps with C++. You can find them here. Abstract: Whether you are a new C++ developer ready to learn about writing Metro style apps, an intermediate developer who wants to hone your code and skills, or an experienced C++ […]


0 Metro, Windows 8,

Visual Studio 11 UI Updates Coming in RC

May 9, 2012 Marc Gregoire Microsoft

Most op you will know by now that the Visual Studio 11 Beta UI is rather gray. There was a lot of feedback about this from the communities, and it seems Microsoft is listening. They have announced a couple of UI changes to bring back some color to the UI. Check out this blog post […]


0 Beta, Visual C++ 11, Visual Studio 11,

Announcing Casablanca, a native library to access the cloud from C++

May 2, 2012 Marc Gregoire Microsoft

Our devices are becoming increasingly connected, and at the same time our customers expect the applications running on those devices to be fast and fluid. Asynchrony is important on the client for responsiveness and on the server for scalability. Today Microsoft is announcing Casablanca, an incubation effort to support cloud based client-server communication in native […]


0 Azure, Casablanca, cloud, HTTP, JSON,

TechDays 2012 Downloads Available

March 9, 2012 Marc Gregoire Events

All the recorded content and slides from TechDays 2012, including related downloads and content, is now online. Enjoy 🙂


0 TechDays,

Belgian Windows 8 Developer Day

March 6, 2012 Marc Gregoire Events

23rd of March is the Belgian Windows 8 Developer Day. Subscribe to the day-track to immerse, and the night-track to start building. Totally free… totally Windows 8. Join the first Windows 8 Developer Day in Belgium! A full day conference with technical sessions that dive into the platform for building Windows 8 Metro Style apps. […]


0 C++, HTML, JavaScript, Windows 8, XAML,

Microsoft TechNet Professional Subscription Offer

March 4, 2012 Marc Gregoire Microsoft

For a limited time, get 15% off new TechNet Professional Subscriptions. As a TechNet subscriber, you’ll receive the following valuable benefits: Microsoft software with no time or feature limits Beta software Two complimentary Professional Support Calls Priority support in managed forums Two Microsoft E-Learning collections Online concierge chat Subscribe TODAY. Offer expires: June 30, 2012 […]


0 TechNet,

Visual Studio 11 Beta Announced

February 24, 2012 Marc Gregoire Microsoft

Microsoft has announced that it will release Visual Studio 11 Beta on 29th of February, and that it will be “go live,” meaning you will be allowed to start using it in production environments. Read the official announcement. The user interface of the new Visual Studio 11 is completely overhauled. It now follows the Metro […]


0 Beta, Visual Studio 11,

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