Microsoft Thrive for developers, now live!




One of the most successful programs for IT Pro’s in FY09 was the Thrive Program. Now we have a similar offering for our developers.

We understand that times are tough. You’re doing more with less, applying your skills more broadly, or maybe you’re looking for a job. Thrive for developers is a community hub for career advice, peer insights, industry postings and training resources. Learn how to stand out and succeed in today’s challenging economy. Basically, Thrive for developers helps you get the skills and resources you need to stand out. It helps you to tackle today’s tough economy and come out on top. 

Learn more about the Thrive Program for developers:

We talked to many developers, community leaders, DEs and AEs to understand the top issues developers are facing in this economy. We designed Thrive, its content, resources and offers to specifically address the individual needs of developers as it relates to the downturn. The campaign anchors on three pillars:

Advance your Career

  • - Industry and career resources designed to help developers land a  new job  (i.e. training and certification, tips and tricks)

  • - Community member insights on career strategies

  • - Search functionality for thousands of developer job openings across the US clip_image002

Enhance your Skills – Web and Client Development

- Best of class resources outlined in a step by step format to help developers ramp on new tasks faster, saving time and money

- Product offers, training and certification discounts to get up to speed on MS tools and technologies quicker


Connect with your Community

- User groups and MS dev events search functionality powered by DPE’s “Community Connection”

- Blogs feeds from select regional DEs and AEs; as well as industry leaders in the Web and client space

- Community leaders share their insights on success strategies handling the downturn.  (i.e. “Development in a Downturn” podcast series delivered by .NET Rocks and “Insider Advice” corner highlighting community content around “Thrive” related topics of career, training and community)


Come and Thrive with Microsoft!


-Mithun Dhar

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