IT’s the best job in the World!

by Shijaz Abdulla on 01.04.2010 at 10:01


“You surely have seen it on TV – some people really think that sitting on a boring island and blogging about clouds going by is “the best job in the world” (not to mention the risk of being bitten by a jelly fish).

Here at Microsoft however, we are absolutely sure that IT is the best job in the world. And to prove that, we are organizing a boring 3-day seminar on an IT-related topic. But, we can bet that IT people attending this seminar will be really, really thrilled. Why? Because IT is “the best job in the world!” Oh, and did I forget to mention that the seminar will take place this May on the island of Mauritius! Flights and hotels will be arranged by Microsoft for truly IT people.

So, if you are an IT specialist (doesn’t matter if you do development or administration, Microsoft, Linux, Cisco, PHP or Silverlight), you are invited!

Check out to learn everything about the "Enter Island" competition!”

Win an X-box!

by Shijaz Abdulla on 14.06.2007 at 08:37

Culminis has contacted our user group (Tech-Links Bahrain) asking for input on how the Microsoft Windows Client team can better support us as IT Professionals.

They would like you to complete the short survey at no later than June 26th.


If we have 10 or more completed surveys, we will be eligible to win an Xbox 360. This is a great opportunity to tell Microsoft what you really think regarding the desktop and deployment, so I would encourage you to take part.

If we win, the prize will be drawn and a lucky TechLinks member will walk away with an X-box!

Show us your ‘WOW’!

by Shijaz Abdulla on 15.01.2007 at 15:39

It’s an instinctive reaction.

When you experience the amazing, the incredible, the exhilarating, your mouth drops open and you go – “WOW!!”

Microsoft is giving away cool prizes to people who upload their WOW’s on – prizes include high definition video camera, holiday trip for two, Windows Ultimate desktops/laptops…

Sadly, not available in the Middle East :(. Available in India and many other countries. Visit


by Shijaz Abdulla on 15.12.2006 at 21:33

Attain Nirvana with the TechNet Guru contest.

For those of you in the Middle East – it’s the Microsoft TechNet Guru contest. You answer 10 question on the recently released Microsoft products. Psst.. no sweat — its the same set of questions for everybody and it’s easy as long as you know how to use this cool new website called Google – you’ll have all the answers!

But I guess that’s what they made it for, so that people dig for answers to win prizes — and in the process, learn a thing or two about Microsoft’s newly released software.

Here’s the link to participate: