Bangalore, March 18, 2013 — Microsoft’s flagship annual event for developers, IT professionals, entrepreneurs and students in India -- “TechEd 2013”—kicked off here today with the message: Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Office 2013, Office 365 and WindowsAzure platform together offer the biggest opportunity to the developer ecosystem.India represents the world’s no. 2 developer ecosystem ( by size) with some 1.2-million developers and over 1000 Independent Software Vendors.Says Joseph Landes, General Manager - Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft India: “The success of the developer ecosystem is a great triumph story in India. Microsoft has played a big role in enabling this triumph and TechEd 2013 takes it to a whole new level. Today more than ever before, developers, IT professionals and students have the opportunity to create modern apps connected to cloud services that make information more easily accessible to users, on any device, at any time.” Key speakers at TechEd include Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman Microsoft India, Eric Rudder, Chief Technology Strategy Officer Officer Microsoft and Narendra Bhandari,Director, Software&Services, Intel Asia Pacific.
Microsoft TechEd 2013 has seen a good response from IT students and budding entrepreneurs in India, this year, with the company offering to provide the gifted and technically-skilled developer community with a supportive environment to drive path-breaking innovation globally. Recently, Microsoft hosted Windows AppFest here and made history by setting a world record for the ‘Most Participants in a Software Development Marathon in One Location.’ 2567 developers coding non-stop for 18 hours.
TechEd moves to Pune, March 25-26. In Delhi it is Microsoft TechDays on March 22