Renat's Middle E@st and Afric@ blog

Just random IT related thoughts (ok, not exactly "random", but please excuse some lack of structure :))

November, 2009

  • Dev4Devs event in South Africa

    Sometimes we forget what MSDN really stands for. And for sure “MS” is not the most important part of the acronym. MS D evelopers N etwork. The Devs4Devs event in South Africa that I had a pleasure to participate today – was an amazing proof that networking...
  • Geeks rule!

    Not only the truth, but also the name of the event I participated in Nairobi, Kenya on Nov 25. Emmanuel, Stewart, team thanks a lot for making this happening! What I really liked about the event - is the feeling of a real hunger for information...
  • Welcome to Gulf Developer Conference 09!

    This is the event to attend this winter! Deep content about new products + local insights and understanding of implementation ( not just like ‘Look how cool Win7 is!”, but “here are 1-2-3 steps on how to use Win7 in your current IT-infra and dev process...
  • Flying out of Jordan

    Just would like to say big thank you for Jordanian IT community drivers! (I’m sure I’ll not name them all, but these particular guys were really amazingly helpful with helping me to understand local IT needs and how Microsoft can help) – Muhanad , Hikmat...
  • Small, very small world.. Discoveries from Jordan meetings

    Like one of my friends says: the Earth is actually not a globe, but a cube – that’s why so many people are meeting each other right behind the corner :) During my biz trip to Jordan I had a meeting with local user group leads. An I was really surprised...
  • A few great MEA events I wished to visit last month..

    Just wanted to share with you some pictures from a few great events that happened across Middle East and Africa. Using my chance would like to say BIG THANK YOU for all attendees (online or offline!) for the interest and to my colleagues for organizing...
  • WARNING: Hazardous content! almost not kidding

    We live in the insecure world. Some countries are less secure than others. When it comes to IT Security – it’s the same. The difference for IT security – it is really up to us to change it! Meanwhile, latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report v7 gives...
  • All Microsoft Newsletters in one link

    Ok, let’s face it - I know that not all MS newsletters are super helpful. But some of them are really priceless and super important to be subscribed to. How not to miss important ones? Here is the link to track and manage all your NLs My personal recommendation...