Microsoft Open Door Event


On 4th and 5th Nov 2010 Sheraton Hotel, Karachi was overwhelmed by geeks and gadgets. The event was Microsoft Open Door. Being part of the presentations and discussions I was able to collect some views about Microsoft. Below is a little account about it, You can add your bits through comments.

Corporate Perspective

Innovation is not the first priority corporate companies. They need mature products. Microsoft is the biggest player in giving them mature yet innovative solutions which are very nicely integrated with each other. So by paying some extra money they are saved from lots of integration/deployment risks.

http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics/default.aspx

http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/businessproductivity/solutions/pages/unified-communications.aspx#fbid=Wdz43M6fKZG

Developer Perspective

Microsoft is having its full share on latest trends and technologies

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/windowsazure/

With IE 9 MS is now very in into HTML 5

http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/

Microsoft is much more anticipated to give its products free for development purposes. Need Proof? These links speak thousand words

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/default.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/default.aspx

Local Perspective

There are many partners at different levels in Pakistan. Microsoft (Especially people at Microsoft East Asia & Africa) are very enthusiastic about Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the strongest Developer Community in the region. All these people and power can make Pakistan a good software solutions Market.

Pro Microsoft Perspective

Microsoft is every kind of IT related business and they are doing things better than any other company could do. There are not many organizations that can come up with a successful product like Windows 7 after a massive failed product like Vista so we can expect from Microsoft to come up with a boom at any moment.

Microsoft cares (and it has to) about the non-profit sectors

https://www.dreamspark.com/default.aspx

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I am a web developer working @ Gaditek

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