Microsoft to host TechEd '05 in five cities

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NEW DELHI: Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd has announced that it would host India's largest IT event - TechEd 2005 in five cities this year. Targeted at the developer, server professional, and architect communities, Microsoft TechEd 2005 is aimed at providing them with insights in six key areas - developer tools, systems infrastructure, databases, mobility and embedded, connected systems & smart client, and architecture.

According to the press release, the event includes in-depth sessions, hands-on labs, technical showcases, partner pavilions, and informal interaction areas that are designed to answer technical queries and address technical problems that software professionals face in their day-to-day work.

These sessions also aim to throw light on impending Microsoft products and provide inputs on how to they can enhance their productivity while working on the Microsoft platform. The event commences in Bangalore on June 14, 2005 following which it will be held in Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and New Delhi.

This year, TechEd will include over 60 sessions delivered by more than 45 speakers over three days in each city. Approximately 4,000 participants are expected to attend from the Indian subcontinent.

For the first time, Microsoft is hosting a 'Women in Technology" luncheon to provide women developers, server professionals and architects an informal environment to engage and interact with experts from the industry.

Commenting on TechEd India 2005, Microsoft India developer and platform evangelism director Sheila Gulati said, "Based on the past successes of Microsoft TechEd, we have widened the scope of the event this year - included a special track for architects; invited IT professionals from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka as well as increased the numbers of sessions at the event."