Startup talk at SP Jain

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting at the SP Jain Center of Management in Dubai Technology Week to a group of MBA students with technology backgrounds.  I was very impressed with the level of students at this school; we’re actually working with groups of students from there this year on several research projects. …


Startup Weekend Oman

Had a great time at Startup Weekend Oman today, met some very enthusiastic entrepreneurs who were looking to launch their own companies.  The teams will be presenting the top ideas to the judging panel on Friday, and no matter the outcome I think everyone learned a lot and made some great connections.  I enjoyed the…


Visual Studio 2010 Launch in Kuwait – May 18th

After the successful local launch of Visual Studio 2010 in UAE and Qatar, we’re coming to Kuwait. Join us: Date: May 18th Time: 1:45pm – 7:20pm (includes “Robin Hood” movie) Location: Cinescape 360 at 360 Mall, South Surra, Kuwait REGISTER FOR THE PREMIERE


Imagine Cup Gulf 2010 Regional Finals – May 3rd

Next week is a big week for us: Visual Studio 2010 launch in Dubai on May 2nd and our Imagine Cup Gulf Regional Finals on May 3rd. It’s been a fun year working with all the students and it’s great to see all of their work in the projects that were selected for the regional…


Visual Studio Launch in Dubai – Code and a MOVIE

I’m happy to announce that we will be hosting our local launch of Visual Studio 2010 in Dubai on May 2nd, 2pm at the Cinestar Cinemas in Mall of the Emirates. “Visual Studio 2010 premiering at a theatre near you!  Join Microsoft and the local developer community at the Cinestar Cinemas Mall of the Emirates…


Oman education event

Thanks to all the faculty and representatives from higher education in Oman who attended the event today.  I’ve posted my presentation below that includes links to all of the relevant programs embedded into the slide deck.  Every student that wants to learn about the Microsoft programs for them: If they are technology students, they…


Web 2.0 talk at TechTalk

We held the first “TechTalk” today at Al Murooj Rotana for Partners who work with Microsoft with sessions on: ·         Introducing Windows Azure – Anton Delsink ·         Windows 7 –  Wilson Xavier ·         Web 2.0 – Pooya Darugar ·         Network Access Protection –   Zahid Tikrity Unfortunately I had to do my session in 45 minutes as we…


Gulf Developers: Profile yourself to receive event invites and news from Microsoft Gulf

A lot of people have been asking me what the best way is to recieve invitations to our Microsoft Gulf events for developers and to recieve news from us on new technology.  We have lots of sources for this, but the best way is to profile yourself and let us know what you’re interested in. …


SOA Day at Microsoft Dubai

I hosted severl of our customers for an “SOA Day” at Microsoft Dubai today.  It was an interesting discussion focused around SOA that also touched on specific areas where Microsoft has great technology enablers of SOA, Biztalk, WCF, … .  I’m posting the session slides here for the attendees and anyone who missed today’s session. …


Java and .NET interoperability session at Egypt Java Developers Conference

I had the pleasure of speaking at the 2nd annual Java Developers Conference being held in Cairo (where Microsoft was a gold sponsor) by the Egyptian Java User group.  The session was about interoperability, specifically interoperability at the application layer between Java and .NET and the many ways you can achieve interop, but really the one…