Microsoft Joins Hands with Leading Learning Solution Partners to Empower 45,000 App Developers and IT Professionals across India

India, September 18, 2013: Microsoft, along with 23 learning solution partners like NIIT, Aptech, IT-Networkz are hosting the ‘Power Your Future’ initiative across the country today. More than 45,000 developers and IT professionals are participating in a simultaneous orientation session across 1000 locations, aimed at helping them chart their career path. It will also provide direction to hone their skills to build apps for the global marketplace.

Mr. Amitabh Lahiri, President & Quality Leader, NIIT Limited 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 Mr. Anuj Kacker, Executive Director, Aptech Limited.

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 counselors at their local learning center. More than 1000 CPLS (Certified Partner for Learning Solutions) centers 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 Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.

The initiative is being powered by Microsoft Virtual Academy, the leading learning resource from Microsoft, and aims 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. It offers developers:

  • A platform to develop and experiment

  • Outcomes-driven learning experience

  • Win with global certifications

  • Expert inputs and monitoring

  • Reward and recognition

This is a never-before opportunity for the Indian developers to chart their career and prepare to make their mark in the apps landscape.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software – any time, any place and on any device. Microsoft Corporation (India) Private Ltd. is a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, USA. It has had a presence in India since 1990 and currently has offices in nine cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune.

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