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Microsoft Philippines has partnered with your hard-working Techie team (ehem!) as well as with other prominent brands like Accenture, Dell, Lenovo, Nokia, dBWizards, Fujitsu and PLDT to help bring one of its biggest local events of the year to Pinoy geeks. Called Innovation Universe 2012, the 3-day affair will feature some of the latest tech innovations and products as well as IT competitions that will put together some of the country's best young developers.

Innovation Universe 2012 is actually a combination of three Microsoft events namely the Server Summit, Who Dunn I.T. and Imagine Cup 2012. The Server Summit will showcase the latest in Microsoft's server family as well as show enterprises how to improve their IT infrastructures. Who Dunn I.T., meanwhile, will focus on giving IT professionals and skilled developers a peek at the Big M's newest innovations on mobile devices and cloud computing. Lastly, the Philippine leg of Imagine Cup 2012 will also be held which will challenge Pinoy IT students to come up with ways and insights on how technology can be used to help solve global problems.

Needless to say, Innovation Universe 2012 will be one huge event filled with all the tech talk and goodies our geeky little hearts desire. It will be held from March 21 to 23 at the SM Megatrade Hall. For more information, check out the official press release below.

Put on your space suits and Prepare to Explore the Microsoft Innovation Universe!

Three-day Event Showcases Endless Possibilities with Technology on March 21 - 23 at the SM Megatrade Hall

You think you know everything about technology? Think again.  This year, Microsoft Philippines is combining three big events - Server Summit, Who Dunn I.T. and Imagine Cup 2012 - in one major gathering. Dubbed Innovation Universe 2012, the three-day event is geared towards bringing the ultimate Microsoft experience to the Filipino community from March 21-23 at the Megatrade Hall, Bldg. B, SM Megamall.

"For years now, Microsoft Philippines has been providing software, services and solutions to transform the lives of Filipinos, helping them harness their talents and skills to realize their full potential. With Innovation Universe 2012, we are providing the venue for IT professionals and enthusiasts to see world-class innovations and be inspired to become world-class innovators," said John Bessey, Managing Director, Microsoft Philippines.

Microsoft has partnered with Accenture, Dell, Lenovo, Nokia, dBWizards, Fujitsu, PLDT and techie.com.ph for this event. "We are happy to be a part of this year's Innovation Universe.  Together, Microsoft and Nokia bring business and consumer mobile solutions that enrich people's lives and help them connect to the things that matter to them", said Dharmesh Goshalia, General Manager and Head of Sales, Nokia Philippines.  

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Look beyond Virtualization with Microsoft Philippines' Server Summit

On March 21, Microsoft will be hosting its second annual Server Summit where the company will showcase the  latest offerings in its sever family - System Center 2012 and SQL Server 2012, and share how they can help enterprises evolve the data center and transform data into insight. Companies will learn how to manage their own on-premise and cloud infrastructures all in one place, deliver IT as a service, and get the most out of their data infrastructure investments.

Discover exciting innovations powered by Microsoft technologies in Who Dunn I.T.

Microsoft invites Filipino IT professionals and skilled developers to participate in this year's Who Dunn I.T. , an event where 50 local startups, developers and student teams will give participants a first look at their innovative applications running on touch-enabled phones, tablets and web browsers, and cutting-edge applications hosted on the cloud.

Learn about the brightest innovations from future IT leaders in Imagine Cup

Interact with the best student teams in the country as Microsoft Philippines hosts Imagine Cup, the world's premiere student technology competition that gathers the best developers to address problems faced by the world today using the power of information technology.

This year's theme is Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems. See who emerges winners in this year's local Imagine Cup finals.

"We are working with our partners who also constantly bring innovation to the community. We are inviting IT students, enthusiasts and professionals to join us in this three-day event to see the latest IT trends, discover the new Microsoft innovations, and share their insights on how technology can benefit the greater nation.  Explore the Innovation Universe!" concluded Bessey.

To see the full schedules of the activities and for more information on Innovation Universe 2012, visit http://www.microsoft.com/philippines/innovationuniverse2012/indexhome.html.

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