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  An exclusive partnership with IDesign is set up to bring the best training to Belgium. IDesign’s Master Classes are usually 5 days of hands-on training, and are the world’s most intensive, most comprehensive .NET training classes. There is simply no substitute for being trained by the world's leading experts in the subject, and the IDesign architects offer a profound insight on the technology and its applications. The material presented goes well beyond anything that can be found using conventional training sources often presenting IDesign's original techniques and breakthroughs. In addition to the frontal presentations, the classes use lab exercise and numerous conceptual demos and original tools and utilities. The demos are useful not only in training but afterwards, serving as a starting point for new projects, and as a rich reference and samples resource.

April 25-29, 2016 - Belgium (location TBD)
Architect's Master Class
Richard Campbell

While many developers and managers have a clear idea regarding the characteristics and practices, and corresponding set of responsibilities of their own roles, the picture is often vague when it comes to software architects. What is the single most important task facing the software architect? What is the division of labor and responsibilities between the architect and the project manager? How much the architecture should be tied in to the particulars of the underlying technology used, or for that matter, for the specifics of the projects? What are the necessary skills and analysis tools employed by an architect?

May 20, 2016 - Belgium (location TBD)
DevOps with Visual Studio Release Management
Pieter Gheysens

Are you struggling with a manual and error-prone deployment process which frustrates you every day? Are you looking for automation that is the same across different environments. This intensive full day DevOps workshop will teach you how to become quickly productive with the latest Visual Studio Release Management tools. During the workshop you will need to work out an end-to-end release management strategy to deploy a web application and database in production.

May 25-28, 2016 - Belgium (location TBD)
ALM with Team Foundation Server 2015
Pieter Gheysens

You did hear about the latest release of Team Foundation Server (TFS 2015)? You didn't have (enough) time yet to look into it properly but you want to see and learn what's coming? Learn ALM by doing it and get trained by an expert! This intensive 3 day training will give you a detailed overview of the new Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) features that are be included inside the latest release of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. You will experience how this new release might unblock the impediments in software development processes to deliver continuous value for the business.

June 6-10, 2016 - Belgium (location TBD)
Architecture Clinic
Michael Montgomery

The Architecture Clinic instructs how to quickly, effectively, and correctly create high-quality system architectures using the IDesign Method, along with obtaining practical experience through a comprehensive hands-on approach. The clinic combines elements of instruction and guidance, teamwork, peer-critiqued, and an IDesign Master architect review, which allows participants to depart not only with the architecture and design diagrams for their particular system, but also with expertise that would otherwise take years of on-the-job-experience to obtain, covering both architecture and soft skills.

June 27-29, 2016 - Belgium (location TBD)
Docker Fundamentals
Rainer Stropek

Docker has been one of the hottest topics in IT media in the last months. As more and more teams move towards a DevOps model, Docker becomes very relevant to them because Docker images and containers are the perfect tool to bridge the gap between developers and admins. This 3 day training provides a jumpstart into the world of Docker containers. It is targeted at people who work in a DevOps environment and who have a solid understanding of software development. Your trainer is Rainer Stropek, a longtime Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Regional Director.

December 1-5, 2014 - Belgium (Elewijt)
Architecture Clinic
Michael Montgomery

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November 26-28, 2014 - Belgium (location TBD)
Authoring Websites [Microsoft Stack]
Shawn Wildermuth

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May 19-24, 2014 - Belgium (Leuven)
Architect's Master Class
Richard Campbell

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April 14-16, 2014 - Belgium (location TBD)
Azure Cloud Architecture
Kurt Claeys

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May 22-24, 2013 - Belgium (Ghent)
Windows Security Master Class
Paula Januszkiewicz

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March 18-20, 2013 - Belgium (Ghent)
ALM with TFS 2012
Pieter Gheysens

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week of December 10, 2012 - Belgium (Mechelen)
Architect's Master Class
Juval Löwy (IDesign)

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week of August 29, 2011 - Belgium (Mechelen)
WCF Master Class
Michele Leroux Bustamante (IDesign)

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June 20-22, 2011 - Belgium (Mechelen)
NHibernate Master Class
Davy Brion (That Extra Mile)

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October 11-15, 2010 - Belgium (Mechelen)
Architect's Master Class
Juval Löwy (IDesign)

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March 1-5, 2010 - Belgium (Antwerp)
Architecting WPF Applications
Brian Noyes (IDesign)

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October 5-9, 2009 - Belgium (Zaventem)
.NET Design Master Class
Dino Esposito (IDesign)

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