Our Sponsors


 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.

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Global IT Community Association (GITCA)

gitca_x1_5_transRepresenting over 700 member organizations and over 3.7 million IT professionals, GITCA is the world’s largest international not-for-profit independent organization powered by dedicated volunteers devoted to the development and growth of the IT community by providing services to support leaders and connect user groups, associations, and student IT organizations. GITCA stands committed to the free exchange of resources, ultimately elevating the status of the IT Professional both in their industry and in the community.

Microsoft User Group Support Services (UGSS)

UGSS-LogoIn conjunction with GITCA, INETA and PASS; Microsoft has been developed User Group Support Services (UGSS). User Group Support Services is dedicated and committed to serving technical community members and leaders worldwide.
Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS)

pass logo3The 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.

PASS was founded in 1999 by Microsoft and CA and continues to enjoy executive level endorsement from both organizations. As the number one user community for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft looks to the PASS community for valued feedback, input, and inspiration.
Mumbai Education Trust (MET)

met_gifMET 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.

O’Reilly Publications

ml-header-home-blinking“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


If you are interested to be one of the user group sponsors, please email us on info [at] mumbaiitpro.org