June 22, 2010
Microsoft Office 2010 - Community Launch at Guntur
This week end I have gone to Guntur,which is my Home Town to launch Microsoft Office 2010 at Hotel Sindhuri,Brodipet on 20th June 2010. The launch was a great success, very well received we got the crowd more than expected. In fact the event has been covered in the Country's one of the best news paper The Hindu,very well received. The goal of the event was get educated on Micro Soft Office 2010 new features to the audience. I am sure that the participants have learnt something and at the same time they can also build relationships between Microsoft Experts and Community Members. Please join MUGH for the notification of such events in future.
Since it was our first public community event at Guntur, we targeted 100 people, But the response was more than that (even though it was raining on that day),people from various background wants to learn and update the technology, and know the new features. Hats Off to their interest!!!. The participants are so enthusiastic and they are eager to learn about the latest technology. There are House wives (who uses MS Excel for their financial planning and home budget planning), Retired Teachers and professionals(who uses MS Excel for investment tracking in Shares), Students, Company Heads, Doctors, Chartered Accountants Lawyers and people from various sectors. Even we made our family members to be part of it!. Professionals from Hyderabad, Bangalore and Vijayawada came exclusively for this event to attend.
People working in corporates (Capital IQ, Bajaj Allianz, Ramky group, National Informatic center,Brahmayya & Co, few small and medium IT companies,some reputed training centers, and associates/service providers of companies like ITC, Pepsi co. etc..)Few students also attended( due to constraint of seats we have limited them, otherwise hundreds of them would have attended).The total attendees are about 150 (actually there is a floating of few busy people) but there are almost 130 seated at every point of time.Due to a heavy rainfall in morning the event started 1hour late and lasted for about 5.5 hours along with lunch.
Myself with Another MVP Mr. Pavan Kumar Paruchuri could able to organize it well.
Pavan is a qualified ICWA, MVP in Consumer-Security with lot of passion for the technology and good at ethical hacking, He has given nice presentation on Power Point 2010 and the audience received it well. Audience said that they liked the Video Broadcasting and Video Cropping options in PowerPoint 2010.
Pavan Parachuri giving away the presentation.
When I showed the demo of Navigation Options, Viewing documents side by side, Text to Speech and the Mini Translator they said like Wow!!
I felt like We should definitely do more events there (soon it will be also another IT Hub) as well. The event got covered in all the major local newspapers (Sakshi, EEnadu, Vaartha and Andhra Jyothi).
Click on the below picture, what local newspaper says about the event.
We also asked some questions in the some of the new features in Office 2010 and distributed Office 2010 softwares, Win7 Ultimate, Examination vouchers and some goodies to the winners.
Some of the Feedback from the audience:
This is one of the best event that we have attended and expecting more technical events in future. I would like to thank our MVP Lead Mr.Abhishek Kant, for all his support in making the event successful.