Microsoft Innovation Centers – find a local one to get help

As a program Microsoft Innovation Centers are really cool – they are really there to help students, entrepreneurs, academics, professional software developers, startups, IT profession­als, industry organizations and local governments. And finally they have a new cool website (sorry to say, but it’s not usual for Microsoft web properties) – check this out!


Free soft and resources from Microsoft

Seems like the time to collect all the free stuff available from Microsoft and share this with the community (who still believes that we’re greedy corp only :)) Please read below and share with your friends – Free betas and trials at and – do you need free Windows 7 for 90 days trial…


Test post (ignore or learn about Windows Phone 7 :))

Check out new videos about Windows Phone 7 on MSDN portal and real devices on Also you may want to look some cool WP7 apps demos at


Have you shared your opinion with Microsoft?

Microsoft regularly conducts surveys for customers and partners to ask for your open and honest feedback (what we did right or wrong last 6 months). And we’re very much thankful for those who sharing the feedback. The only only problem that we seems are not able to solve is Junk Email filter  which many times…


The best New Year gift for an IT geek? TechEd Middle East ticket!

Tech·Ed Middle East 2011 is going to be bigger and even more exciting. Here’s a few of the highlights you can expect: Double bigger community! Yes, we’re aiming for 3000 attendees Increased content – over 200 technical sessions Extended Instructor-Labs – more lab sessions and increased facilities A day of Pre-Conference Seminars (optional, additional fees…


A glance back on last 12 month in Middle East and Africa

Time really flashes by – it’s already 1 year I work in Middle East and Africa. Should say that looking back and seeing tangible results – is always a good feeling 🙂 So here is my glance backward… But a short confession first. I’m working with truly great people in Microsoft MEA DPE team -…


TechEd Middle East 2011 – save the date!

While Microsoft Open Door will bring some of the great content of TechEd’s to countries across Middle east and Africa, TechEd Middle East is going to be a full-size amazing event where you can explore things you learn at Open Door deeper with the best speakers and experts worldwide. Here are some details from organizers….


Arabic Visual Studio 2010 Translation Wiki is released!

The only thing that I can say is “Wow” and “amazing job!”. Both of those coming from the bottom of my heart. Thanks a lot to great team of Ain Shams University (Egypt), Al-Yamamah University (Saudi Arabia) and Kuwait University (Kuwait). In the own words from the team: We are very pleased to let you…


Microsoft Open Door events – sneak peak preview (updated dates)

In short: 17 cities in 15 countries till the end of 2010 and a few more in 2011. The main idea of Open Door events is to bring the best content of the biggest Microsoft international conferences (like TechEd and PDC) to the doors of local IT Professionals and Developers. Topics like Cloud, Office 2010…


Congrats to winners!

So, this is the time to say big thank you to all who participated in the “Enter Island": IT’s the best job in the world”. 1500 people from 21 countries. You guys rock! The official congratulation is here. What I’d like to confess.. I’m a bit jealous to the winners. Should I explain why? Better…