Posts by Year

2019

Got my picture drawn by Reverentgeek

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At the MVP summit currently and there’s a talented person which takes your picture and uses his iPad pro and pencil to make a nice looking drawing out of it....

Making use of the tree command in DOS

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A couple of weeks ago I was playing around with NServicebus on localhost. The nice thing about it is that it’ll make use of files in different subfolders if ...

Change the language version of a C# project

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The C# team brings out new features in small releases like C# 7.1, 7.2 or 7.3 for example. Now you might notice that when you create a new project that not a...

Must have extensions for Visual Studio

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I started a new job at a new client recently and of course I had to install a new laptop provided by the client. Installing Visual Studio (2017) basically a...

4 stages of production pain

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Recently I was in a discussion about (Azure) DevOps, bugs and their severity. Besides being an interesting discussion we came up with the following list: ...

Object.keys helped me solve a problem

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Last week I took a day out of my holiday to help out a colleague. I basically already left the client but didn’t want to leave my follow up in the cold. The...

2018

I went speaking about Bots at CODECAMP Romania

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Yesterday I went to Romania for the first time ever in my life. Reason: I went speaking at the CODECAMP conference Bucharest edition (apparently the first on...

I got reawarded as a Microsoft Azure MVP

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I got reawarded as an MVP for my continued volunteering work in the Azure space. Today was a day that all MVP’s in the world got to know if they were renewed...

Global Azure Bootcamp Belgian Edition

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Last Saturday was not only beautiful weather in Belgium, actually it was really great weather, but it was also Global Azure Bootcamp. Me and Tom Kerkhove ran...

I went speaking at Azure Day Poland

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Today I was presenting in Poland. More specifically in Warsaw at the Microsoft building for Azure Day Poland. It was a well organized event with a great atmo...

Back from the MVP summit

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Last week I was visiting the USA for the annual MVP summit. I must say, one of the best editions I attended in year. First of all, it’s always great to see s...

I went speaking at Microsoft Tech Summit Frankfurt

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Normally I was only going to help out as a proctor during a workshop at Tech Summit. However on Tuesday evening I got a call from Microsoft corp in Redmond i...

Increase performance of Visual Studio 2017

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Visual Studio 2017 is a great tool and I spend quite a lot of my professional days in it. On its own it’s already a great editor but the power is in extensio...

I changed my Twitter handle

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For years I’ve been using @KvdM for most things, Twitter, Github, … Due to some 2 factor authentication problems and as Github wasn’t really providing the ne...

2017

CloudBrew 2017 was a blast

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On Saturday November 25th 2017 me and my buddies from azug organized our annual CloudBrew event at the Lamot venue in pictoresque Mechelen city. The weather ...

I attended the uNite day at Ordina

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Last Thursday I was invited to come to the free local conference uNite at Ordina. It was an interesting agenda (see below) and because I used to work there f...

Free Azure learning possibilities on Pluralsight

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Cloud computing has been around for quite some years now and is gaining more and more traction. More and more enterprises are also jumping on the bandwagon a...

Moving my blog to Jekyll

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Since around 2006 I’ve been using dasBlog as my main engine to keep my posts up and running. Since then a lot has changed in the world and I noticed that it ...

I got renewed as an MVP

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I’m happy and honored to announce I got awarded as an Azure MVP for the coming year. Since 2007 I made it as an ASP.NET MVP until last year where I became a...

Free Azure Training Courses

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If you would like to keep up date with Microsoft Azure and can spare some hours watching videos this might be something for you: Azure Skills Training Kris.

Visual Studio 2017 launch poster

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A couple of weeks Visual Studio 2017 was released to the public. If you want to see the announcements and keynotes be sure to navigate to https://channel9.ms...