Thursday, October 20, 2005

6 th Bangalore IT Pro offline UG meet Report

6 th Bangalore IT Pro offline UG meet Report

I am pleased to let you all know that the 6th Bangalore IT Pro offline UG meet was held successfully.

Venue: SCT Software solutions
Date: 15th October 2005 Time: 4pm

Speakers: Mr. Rahul Nathan (Microsoft Licensing – A Technical Overview)
Mr. Shariq/ Mr. Rajesh (Quiz Master)
Mr. Rahul Nathan (Bangalore IT Pro UG News bulletin)
Mr. S.Kaliyan MVP (In the Spot light)

Attendees: 24 persons

It was good to see a good crowd waiting for the event to start well in advance.

It was interesting to see that there were many questions about Microsoft licensing, Mr.Rahul tool down the details of those who wished to purchase software licenses particularly the Software Assurance deal and later passed them on to the Microsoft Sales team. The response of the session was very encouraging in many ways.

We then started the most awaited part of the evening, the quiz. Mr. Shariq took over as the quiz master as Mr. Rajesh was a little busy. Mr. Rajesh had prepared the Quiz contents and his company Seequal Software provided the prizes for the evening.

After a short break for tea during which members interacted with each other, we began with the Bangalore IT Pro News presentation where Mr.Rahul told the members about every thing that was happening. We had a big round of applause as Mr.Rahul announced that we reached 500+ members count and I thanked all the members on behalf of the managers for keep the interest alive.

Now it was time to show our members the CULMINIS CERTIFICATE and tell the members about our major achievement. MVP Mr. Kaliyan S. briefed the members about this achievement before passing around the certificate for all our members to see.

It was time to then to switch off the lights and have the spot light on MVP (Kaliyan S). I took over the stage to speak about his experiences as Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional. I enlightened members about the Microsoft community Star program and MVP program. Explained the programs in great detail as I shared my own experiences. I motivated a lot of members to follow.

Finally it was time to make the members smile, as it was prize distribution ceremony time. Mr.Rahul gave away the prize for the quiz contest to Mr. Ashok who was the clear winner that evening. We closed the evening with a motivating thanks giving address by Mr.Rahul and me. We had a group photo taken to close the long evening.

A lot of one to one discussion followed between the members, Mr. Rahul and me as the attendees moved away. We answered technical question,

Many thanks to SCT Software Solutions and Seequal Software Solutions for making the 6th Bangalore IT Pro Offline UG meet a grand success.

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