Me & Microsoft

Working with Microsoft - a dream coming true!

Malayattoor to Microsoft - that was a dream of mine from the beginning of my MCA education. I was not sure if that is going to happen, but I always liked to believe so.

Microsoft Community Star

In April 2004, I received the Community Star award from Microsoft for contributions to the .NET community through my website

My name is published in this Microsoft page :

Microsoft India

I came to Microsoft, Bangalore as a .NET consultant. This was a long term assignment from SRA. I worked on large, highly technical projects for clients of Microsoft, under the guidance of senior technical managers of Microsoft. We worked on various Microsoft technologies like ASP.NET, C#, Vb.NET, Commerce Server, BizTalk Server etc. It was a great technical experience to work on very complex & large projects under Microsoft guidance and it contributed a lot in making me a .NET specialist.

After being with Microsoft for around a year, I decided to leave SRA due to some personal/family reasons.

Microsoft USA

However, after joining the new company (Digital GlobalSoft India - a subsidiary of Hewlett Packard), my first project was for Microsoft USA. It was really thrilling to be again working for Microsoft, that too being with a wonderful company like Digital.

I was the technical lead of a team in Digital, developing .NET related tools
for Microsoft Corporation.

Visit the MSDN article for more info about this project

[My name is published in the article.]

SageStone - a GOLD certified Microsoft partner.

One of my projects in Digital was an onsite assignment with SageStone Consulting, USA. SageStone is a GOLD certified Microsoft partner company and many architects from Microsoft Corp are involved in the projects. It was another great opportunity for me to learn directly from Microsoft.

Microsoft MVP Award

I received the prestigious Microsoft MVP Award in January 2008. I was very excited to hear that Microsoft recognized my efforts and contribution towards the technical community. See my MVP profile in the Microsoft website:

Who made me a .NET specialist ?

I was closely watching the .NET technologies from the day Microsoft announced it's new technology platforms. I registered with Microsoft as a beta tester for the beta 1 and beta 2 versions of Visual Studio.NET. And finally, when SRA tied up with Microsoft for Dot Net, I returned from USA with the aim of becoming part of the team. Now I am so proud that I got the great opportunity to have technical association with Microsoft on various projects. All these contributed a lot in making me a .NET specialist.

Eventually, .NET became a passion for me and I developed several websites using ASP.NET. Currently, I own and manage several popular websites.


Author: Gaurav Arora17 Oct 2008 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 5

Hi Tony,

Its very nice to find me here. I am glad to be a member here.

Moreover, my wishes are with you for more success. You knew within 3-months you are my star vision. I believe in free IT knowledge in India.

I must say thanks to you for developing a great site :

Gaurav Arora

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