Posts by Year

2022

Delivered a presentation at DevDays Europe 2022

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Today I had the opportunity to speak at Devdays Europe 2022. Normally it would’ve been in Vilnius, a city I only visited once before and liked a lot, but due...

Using SqlBulkCopy with .NET lists

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Recently I was in a situation where I had to quickly inject loads of data into a SQL database. The basic setup of the application:

Registered for MVP summit 2022 edition

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That time of year again… the MVP summit. Due to Covid-19 unfortunately again virtual but still great to look forward to. Seeing new technology being presente...

15 years as a Microsoft MVP

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I got my blue ring which marks 15 years of being a Microsoft MVP. I’m quite proud of that particular achievement to be honest. I started out as an ASP.NET MV...

Happy New Year, Happy 2022

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Another year has gone and what a year it has been. Covid-19 still ruled the major headlines, people got vaccinated (or not) and all around the globe people t...

2019

Spoke at Azure Saturday Cologne 2019 yesterday

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Yesterday I had the pleasure to speak at Azure Saturday Cologne, Germany about Visual Studio Code. The room was filled with interested people and I went off ...

I went speaking at Azure Day Poland

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Today I was in Poland for the annual Azure Day Poland. A great gathering of (inter)national speakers about Microsoft Azure technology in the beautiful city o...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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:

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...