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  • Blog Post: F# 3.0 Featured at BUILD Conference - Developer Preview Now Available!

    F# 3.0 debuted at the Microsoft BUILD Conference in September after a developer preview was made available as part of the preview-release of Visual Studio 11! F# is a productivity accelerator—it is used by a growing community to solve analytical programming problems in specific domains such as...
  • Blog Post: Join us for the November Testing Webinar!

    Attention Business and Project Managers, Developers, Testers, Architects, and IT Professionals... Want to learn more about agile best practices for application testing? Cannot attend training in person? Join our testing webinar from your most convenient location! This month's topic is Functional Testing...
  • Blog Post: Join us for our Agile Testing Webinar - Load Testing with VS 2010!

    It's that time again....time for our monthly testing webinar! We hope you will join us on Wednesday, Sept. 21st for this month's Agile Testing Webinar. Hosted by Microsoft and Testhouse, this month's event will cover the very crucial topic of Load Testing with Visual Studio 2010. These webinars...
  • Blog Post: Agile Testing Webinar - Unit Testing with VS 2010

    Join us on Monday , August 22nd, for the Agile Testing Webinar hosted by Microsoft and Testhouse. These webinars focus on how to improve the productivity and predictability of software construction through testing. The short and relevant sessions are intended for Business and Project Managers, Developers...
  • Blog Post: Agile Testing Webinar - Increase Your Productivity

    Microsoft and Testhouse host a monthly webinar focusing on improving the productivity and predictability of software construction through testing. These short and relevant sessions are intended for Business and Project Managers, Developers, Testers, Architects, and IT Professionals working in teams of...
  • Blog Post: Build With Windows 8 - Build What You Dream

    BUILD is the new Microsoft event for modern hardware and software developers! This is an exciting one-time event where the full range of developers – from hobbyists to enterprise developers – will get a front row seat to learn about the next version of Windows, as well as new capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Students Compete at the Microsoft Imagine Cup Gulf Finals Held at AUD

    The Microsoft Imagine Cup Gulf Finals was held at the American University in Dubai on Monday, April 25, 2011. The competition was fierce with 10 teams from across the Gulf competing to advance to the next round. The winning team from each country qualifies for the Microsoft Worldwide Imagine Cup Finals...
  • Blog Post: The Executive Assistant of Windows Azure … the Fabric Controller

    In my previous post, I spoke about how Windows Azure supports the goal of a “Never Down” application. In this post, I will give the credit the specific module that allows for such goal to materialize: Introducing … drum roll … the Fabric Controller! The fabric controller...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 are evolving as...
  • Blog Post: 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 blog post came about...
  • Blog Post: Windows Client Track at Tech Ed Middle East 2011 – The Pragmatic Approach!

    This post is a little deviation from my Cloud related focus on this blog but I also own the Windows Client Track at Tech Ed Middle East 2011 – Tech Ed is a premier technical education event that takes place once a year at only handful locations around the world. Having it in Dubai for the second...
  • Blog Post: Software as a Service (SaaS) … What does the future hold?

    I spoke about general cloud themes before and will drill into the SaaS pillar a bit more in this post. I want to approach this from the perspective that all services offerings has a provider and a consumer angles to them, technology services or otherwise. So, you may be reading this blog post in a browser...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Be the first to know! Be in the front row!! Profile yourself to receive event invites and exciting announcements from Microsoft Gulf

    1. Go to the Microsoft Profile Center 2. Sign in with your LiveID 3. Update "My Personal Information" to make sure that your country is one of the Gulf countries: UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen 4. Update "My Business Information" to make sure that the "primary role"...
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