The MPUG aims to deepen the skills in using Microsoft Project and to apply the specific requirements in their own working environment. Due to the close partnership with Microsoft, the deep anchorage in the project user community, experienced staff and infrastructure to the latest technical standards, the MPUG has become the world’s largest Association of users to Microsoft Project. Following figures: over 35 000 members over 40 groups of users over 35 countries over 200 volunteer user Gruppenleiter Microsoft Germany GmbH Microsoft Germany GmbH is founded in 1983 subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation/Redmond, U.S.A., the world’s leading manufacturer of standard software, services and solutions with 58,44 billion sales (fiscal year 2009; June 30, 2009). Operating profit amounted to 20,36 billion US dollars in the fiscal year 2009. In addition to the headquarters in Unterschleissheim near Munich, which is Microsoft Germany GmbH nationwide represented with six regional offices and employs more than 2,200 people. In conjunction with about 31,500 partners it serves companies of all industries and sizes. The European Microsoft Innovation Center (EMIC) in Aachen was opened in May 2003. It has research interests in security, privacy, mobility, mobile applications and Web services.
holert.com holert.com headquartered in Munich and Oldenburg is a leading consulting company for methodical and technical optimization of project – and resource management on the basis of Microsoft Office project. In addition, holert.com is leader in the integration of project and Project Server with Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Exchange Server and Lotus Notes. Renke Holert is author of the book Microsoft Project – the professional book, which is published regularly at Microsoft Press for many years. In addition, he works as a consultant for Microsoft and was the only German for his involvement in the project community and its expertise with the honorary title of Microsoft most valuable Awarded Microsoft Project Professional.