Build your own Cloud/Home security system for only 60$

As always, multi-mania was awesome. Great speakers, great sessions and lot of time to network with all kinds of people. From Designer to Developer to whatever.

Like the last 4 years, Dieter and I did a session. This year we did a session that combines pretty much everything together:

  • Windows Phone
  • Windows 8
  • Azure
  • and a microcontroller

If you coudn’t make it, here is a link to our slides.

Thanks Koen en Els for having us.

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Mouse cursor / pointer invisible Windows 8.1

Recently Windows 8.1 gave me a lot of headaches because of a stupid mouse pointer. For some reason the pointer wasn’t showing, which is quite annoying even though I know a lot of shortcuts.

I’ve searched the internet (without a cursor) and everybody was saying it was because I was connected to an external display. Was the cursor saying that he didn’t want to travel from screen to screen? And at the end, I wasn’t connected to an external display.

I tried to recall when I saw that bloody thing for the last time. The last time that I saw it was before I changed the power settings to “Power Saver” and adjusted the screen brightness. After going to sleep mode the cursor was gone.

So my final try was to change the settings to “Balanced” again and adjust the screen display and tadaaaaaaa, the cursor was back in business.

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I missed you, now your back: work for me

 

K

Visual Studio 2013 for Web Developers

As promised, the slides that I used for the web dev session in Visual Studio:

http://www.slideshare.net/kevinderudder/visug-visual-studio-for-web-developers

Key topics were:

  • Intellisense everywhere: HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Web.Config
  • Building your own Smart Tag
  • Browser Link
  • Voice Commands

K.

Testing with MTM and Team Foundation Service

Some of you saw that I was also on stage for Pieter his session on MTM and Team Foundation Service. I helped Pieter with creating a Windows 8 application so that we could show the workflow from setting up a story to fixing bugs and deploying the app on a surface.

If you missed it, no worries here are the slides. Have to say that the demo part was quite long and probably more interesting.

K

ECMAScript.Next, ECMAScript.wtf

Communityday was SUPERB, thank your Gill, Mike and Davy for organising!!

In my talk on ECMAScript.next we had a look at the future features on JavaScript and how they will make your JavaScript development a lot easier.

Hope that you had a lot of fun at the sessios, if you want to relive it, here are the slides:

K.

Orchard Harvest Amsterdam

In a world where lots of CMS platforms are popping up, Orchard is definitely one of my favorites. The biggest reason for me is that it is a .NET CMS.

For those who don’t know what Orchard is:

“Orchard is a free, open source, community-focused Content Management System built on the ASP.NET MVC platform already powering sites of many major brands and organizations. Originally created by Microsoft, it is now maintained by the Outercurve Foundation, a non-profit and IP-neutral open source software foundation.”

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I you want to know more or if you are interested in getting to know Orchard, I can highly recommend Orchard Harvest, the second ever Orchard user conference which is being held in Amsterdam (another reason to go) on the 13 and 14th of june.

 

K

Building cross platform applications using Windows Azure Mobile Services

After two days of MultiMania fun, time to upload the slides used during the presentation:

 

 

K