Well there are many reasons for this question and I could go on. However in short it is not only because of the innovative technology we bring out such as Windows, Kinect, Surface, Windows Phone and of course SQL Server along with many others – it is the solutions that people dream and implement using this great technology.


This week I have the pleasure to be a volunteer at the Imagine Cup finals taking place in Sydney, Australia. I am really excited about this as I get to meet some of the brilliant university student minds from over 80 countries and see the brilliant solutions they have created leveraging Microsoft technology. It is going to a humbling experience, one I hope to learn a lot from.


Take a look at the brilliant solution by the Australian students called the S­t­e­t­h­o­C­l­o­u­d enabling better detection of Pneumonia and having the ability to potentially eliminate the death of a child every 2 minutes,. Another example is the SmartHouse that assists the elderly population in medical consultation, emergency situations and monitoring. Take a look at all of the great entries at http://www.imaginecup.com/ and be inspired.


If you happen to be in and around the Darling Harbour (Sydney) area this weekend (6-9th July 2012) then the chances are you will see some of these brilliant university students as they prepare for the final presentations. Sydneysiders please make them feel welcome to our great country, for some of these students its their first trip overseas so show them how great Australians are.