Microsoft Developer Ecosystem In Middle East & Africa

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Last update: October 20, 2010

image_thumb Are you looking for user groups, communities and leader that can connect you with the latest information, technologies, jobs, and project opportunities on the Microsoft developer platform in the Middle East & Africa? Not meant to be a comprehensive list, here is a snapshot from around our region for communities you can look to for events & membership – and even jobs via Microsoft Gulf – Jobsand  Microsoft Middle East and Africa (MEA) Jobs, as well as general MEA organizations such as Microsoft Advocates in Middle East and Africa.  Keep current with the latest Microsoft Valuable Professionals in your area by typing your country into the search box (e.g. Saudi Arabia). 

Region Communities Experts
Turkey Microsoft Student Partners Turkey

Daron Yöndem Microsoft Regional Director, MEA | INETA Turkey Lead | Silverlight MVP

  Microsoft Certified Professionals Turkey Mumin CICEK – Exchange Server MVP from Turkey. Blog
  Microsoft TURKEY Evren Ayan – Sharepoint Services MVP from Turkey
    Hasim Inal: Virtual Machine
    Mustafa Acungil: SQL Server: Training
Blog, blog
    Hakan Ulagan: SQL Server
    Halil Ozturkci: Enterprise Security: Engineering
    Emre Aydin: Exchange Server
    Ekin Ozcicekciler: Device Application Development: Development
    Ugur Umutluoglu: ASP/ASP.NET: Development
South Africa

Microsoft South Africa on Facebook


Hilton Giesenow – creator The Moss Show
  PHP Developers South Africa, Robert MacLean – Team System MVP from South Africa
  PHP Community Site - South Africa Mirror  
  Web Developers South Africa Gail Shaw: SQL Server
  South African Web Design Rudi Grobler: Windows Desktop Experience: Development  

Microsoft Israel R&D center

Eyal Vardi: Visual C#: Architecture

PHP Experts

Tel Aviv-Yafo MySQL User Group ( Tel Aviv-Yafo , Israel )

Shay Levy: PowerShell: Systems Administration
    Adi Katz: Dynamics CRM: R & D
    Pavel Yosifovich: Visual C++: Development
    Haim Lazarovitch: File System Storage: Architecture
Pakistan Microsoft Pakistan Munir  Usman - MVP
  Microsoft ASP .NET Pakistan Jehan Ara – WIT Advocate, President of P@SHA
  INETA Pakistan Fariha Akhtar – WIT Advocate
  SharePoint Pakistan User Group- 500 members Adil Mughal – MVP, Development Executive at Telenor Pakistan
    Khalil ur Rehman Khan: SharePoint Services: Architecture
    Muhammad Imran Khawar: SharePoint Server: Architecture
    Imran Mustafa: Dynamics CRM: Architecture
East & West Africa Microsoft Nigeria - Family and Friends Wilson Kutegeka – Visual Basic MVP from Uganda
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Microsoft DreamSpark ™ - Saudi Arabia Mohammad Asem Alhourani – Configuration Manager MVP from Saudi Arabia
  Saudi Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Fauzan Khan: ASP/ASP.NET: Development
  WIT – Women in Technology Emad Mohammed Raghib Abdelaziz: Client App Dev
  Microsoft Technical Communities in Saudi Arabia Monzer Osama AL Shaikh: Dynamics GP: Engineering
  Dot Net Community  
  Riyadh SharePoint User Group(RSUG.NET) – 1500 members Yasir Attiq Butt: SharePoint Services: Development
United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait

Microsoft Gulf's Partners in Learning Program

Dubai PHP (Dubai) – Meetup, Dubai MySQL User Group , Dubai PHP

Majid Ardforoushan – SharePoint MVP from United Arab Emirates

Tarek GhazaliSQL Server MVP (Abu Dhabi)


Egypt SharePoint User Group

Mohamed Zaki's blog - Sharepoint MVP Yasser Makram – Expression Blend
    Ahmed Bahaa Mohamed Farid – Team System

Barmagy Blogger Community

.Network.orgA group of people "code geeks", who share the same passion for development on .Net platform. who want to learn new stuff, and have the responsibility of telling others about it...
We organize monthly gathering (3rd Saturday of every month), also we fire Rock Star event twice a year.
Major Achievements: Cairo Code Camp '09 ...... The community has more than 1,300 members

Mohamed Yehia's blog-Sharepoint Architect 
Ayman El Hattab- Sharepoint Trainer 
Marwan Tarek – SharePoint MVP
Shady Khorshed- Sharepoint MVP
Ramy Mahrous- BI Developer
Karim Mohamed- Principal Lead Cloud Computing, LINK Development
Hossam Khalifa LINKdotNET. Microsoft Regional Director
Mok Spaceplatform beyond internals


Egyptian Microsoft MVPs

Mina Nagy – Unified Communications MVP from Egypt
Lebanon lebdev-first .NET community in Lebanon Tarek Ghazali – SQL Server MVP from Lebanon


Mohammad R. Daoud: Dynamics GP: Development 
M Dawoud's blog (Dynamics MVP)


JordanSug- Jordan SharePoint User Group

Mohammed Saleh (Jordan) (C# MVP)

Jordan IT Pros


دوت نت عربي

Algeria   Wissem Habboub – SQL Server

Morocco .Net User Group (MONUG)Ce groupe regroupe toutes les personnes intéressés par le Technologie .Net

Tunisia Microsoft Student Partners : Tunisia  

Related information:
The Developer Platform & Evangelism team for Web Strategy in Middle East & Africa
May 2010 - Microsoft Developer Events in Middle East & Africa

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