Microsoft empowers 45,000 App Developers & IT Professionals

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Bangalore: Microsoft, along with 23 learning solution partners like NIIT, Aptech, IT-Networkz hosted the ‘Power Your Future’ initiative across the country. More than 45,000 developers and IT professionals participated in a simultaneous orientation session across 1,000 locations, aimed at helping them chart their career path. It also provided direction to hone their skills to build apps for the global marketplace.

Amitabh Lahiri, President & Quality Leader, NIIT said, “Cloud Computing and developing Apps are big trends. It is reshaping the landscape in many ways and the developers and IT professionals have an opportunity like never before. We are working with Microsoft to help the developers and IT professionals make the most of this opportunity.”

“The reality of multi-device, multi-screen experience is reforming how developers think about both building and monetizing apps, and the increasing presence of cloud services in the back end adds to this ongoing change. This unique initiative in collaboration with Microsoft will provide a roadmap to help developers become ace professionals in their chosen field,” added Anuj Kacker, Executive Director, Aptech.

Developers need to acquire the requisite skills to write modern apps. ‘Power Your Future’ initiative will give professionals and students an opportunity to hear from senior Microsoft leaders and mentors from across the country. This will help them understand the latest trends, identify their strengths and interest areas and have career discussions with counsellors at their local learning centre. More than 1,000 CPLS (Certified Partner for Learning Solutions) centres will host the session concurrently.

“Microsoft is committed to help every individual realize their full potential. This initiative will help developers and IT professionals across the country prepare for modern app development scenarios,” commented Pratima Amonkar, Director – Strategic Audience Marketing, Microsoft India.

The initiative was powered by Microsoft Virtual Academy, a leading learning resource from Microsoft, and aimed at empowering developers with appropriate skills for the upcoming app demand. ‘Power Your Future’ is a roadmap to help developers become ace professionals in their chosen field. This was a never-before opportunity for the Indian developers to chart their career and prepare to make their mark in the apps landscape.

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