As a global leader in technology, Microsoft has an opportunity and a responsibility to apply its expertise in software to helping people, particularly people in underserved communities. Microsoft has a long history of community engagement, and this has led to many community partnerships around the world. These partnerships are founded on a mutual commitment to creating sustainable technology solutions that make a lasting difference in people’s lives. Through monetary grants, software and curriculum donations, technology solutions, and employee volunteer hours, Microsoft supports programs and organizations that address the needs of communities worldwide.
Global IT Community Association (GITCA)
Microsoft User Group Support Services (UGSS)
The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. From local user groups and special interest groups (SIGs) to webcasts and the annual PASS Community Summit – the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world – PASS enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, access to the Microsoft SQL Server team, and the ability to influence the direction of SQL Server technologies.
MET is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with UN (ECOSOC). The MET League of Colleges is a conglomerate of premiere educational institutions, driven by a single-minded focus on imparting quality education to make students sharp. Established in 1989, with a mission to redefine the system of education, MET is a professionally managed, multi-disciplinary and multi-faceted oasis of knowledge. Its premiere educational institutes conduct university accredited and autonomous courses. The grant of the ISO 9001:2000 certification is an acknowledgment of the institution’s capability to deliver professional education that meets the highest standards of professionalism worldwide. All this, to help young professionals face the challenges of life. And make their mark in the corporate world.
"User groups represent the spirit of the frontier, a community getting together to do things that no individual ought to have to do alone. The pioneers of the American west got together for barn raisings, cattle roundups, and the occasional party. The pioneers of new technology get together for installfests, new user training and support, and just plain fun. Being part of a user group is the best way to get more out of your computer, and lets you make friends while you’re at it." — Tim O’Reilly