Imagine Cup Gulf – Meet Your TOP Ten Teams

Over the past few months, students from across the Gulf have been applying their passion, creativity and imagination to help solve the world’s toughest problems by using technology.  The proposals rolled in from Kuwait, Oman and the UAE in great numbers.  I’m very happy to present to you the top 10 teams from the Gulf…


Submit Your Applications for Windows Phone 7 with Yalla Apps!

Yalla Apps is a brand new Windows Phone 7 portal for developers in the Middle East and Africa.  You can start right away by unlocking WP7 phones for testing and then submit your applications to Windows Phone Marketplace. Now you have the opportunity to actually earn money from the apps that you develop! Registration is…


Hiring for the Future … Cloud Expertise is a MUST.

Developing cloud expertise now can mean job security and career growth in the future. No more is what we know alone is our ticket to a great career but how much we know about the future and how capable we are to come up to speed with new technology is a core competency. Emerging skills…


Windows Azure … the Cloud OS — Part 1

During the key note address at Tech Ed ME 2011 in Dubai yesterday, I was asked by a Microsoft customer: “What is Windows Azure?.” I then realized that we, at Microsoft, may not be doing as good a job as we should in getting the word out and this is where the idea for this…


TechEd TechEd TechEd!! The Countdown begins…Only 3 weeks left to TechEd Middle East!!!

Why am I so excited about TechEd Middle East?  Because this year’s event in Dubai will not only be full of incredible technical training sessions, but opportunities to really have fun while you learn!  Yes, it’s true, it is possible to have some fun at a technical education event and here’s why… This year’s TechEd…