Community Technology Update 2009 (II) Did It Again!

The semi-yearly community event – Community Technology Update (aka CTU) 2009 was held with great gusto at the Microsoft Singapore office on December 19th, with 17 speakers consisting of MVPs, community influencers and Microsoft staff reaching out to ~ 97 IT Pros and Developers. In Partnership with Microsoft Singapore, CTU2009 in its 6th incarnation has pushed beyond new boundaries to bring to the community an extravaganza! 

Enthusiastic attendees started streaming in as early as 7.45am in the morning to collect their goodie bag, grab a good seat and relish the opportunity to network with one another. And at 9am sharp, Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) Director John Fernandes and Windows Client Business Group Lead Matthew Hardman kicked off the event with their engaging welcome keynote speeches. Following that, the attendees separated to their respective sessions and were treated to a full day of content (12 different sessions & 4 slots of Hands-on-Lab), brought to them by the Communities to the Communities.

Here is our speakers have to say about the event:

·  “It was a great event organized where we have a chance to meet diverse minds , understanding their queries and answering those were one of the challenges… ” – Directory Services MVP Saintha K.E.V
·  “The crowd was very much into seeking in-depth technical details and expecting a lot more from the speaker. The passion that people shown is really overwhelming and it motivated me to deliver more through speaking.” – Exchange Server MVP Triston Wan

And, here is what our attendees have to say:

·   “Thanks for the time and effort by those group who organize this event. Probably a 2-day event to go deeper into the topics” – Tan Lay Kiang

·   “Very well organized and really appreciate for all the arrangement. Thank you!” – Jason Loh

·   “More similar event in near future” – Tan Chun Long


More than 98% of attendees felt that the event was useful would like to join more of such events by the communities. To sum it up aptly, this is yet another successful CTU with polished speakers, spontaneous attendees, unlimited knowledge shared and great prizes won! ‘Til the next CTU!

Read here for the full newsletter and here for the event agenda.

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