The MPUG has steadily grown over the years and brings together interested parties and thousands of practitioners. Over 40 volunteer user groups worldwide are the basis for this. The MPUG has established based a network experience other leading professional associations and institutions to the, to the members in various ways contribute to business opportunities and Exchange professional critical background information effectively. The MPUG aims to deepen the skills in using Microsoft Project and to apply the specific requirements in their own working environment. Through the close partnership with Microsoft, that deep anchorage in the project user community, experienced staff and infrastructure to the latest the MPUG has become State-of-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 69,94 billion sales (fiscal year 2011; June 30, 2011). Operating profit amounted to $ 23.15 billion in the 2011 fiscal year.
In addition to the headquarters in Unterschleissheim near Munich, Microsoft Germany GmbH is represented throughout Germany with six regional offices and employs about 2,700 people. In conjunction with approximately 37,000 partner companies it serves companies of all industries and sizes. The advanced technology Labs Europe (ATLE) in Aachen has research interests in security, privacy, mobility, mobile applications and Web services. holert.com holert.com Headquartered in Munich, Berlin and Oldenburg is a leading consulting company for methodical and technical optimization of project – and resource management on the basis of Microsoft Project. In addition, holert.com is leader in the integration of project and Project Server with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Exchange Server, Lotus Notes and Domino server. The company is managed by Renke Holert and Arne Zwirner with currently 20 specialists. The authors of several books to Microsoft Project, which appear regularly at Microsoft Press for many years are Renke Holert and Arne Zwirner. Renke Holert works was awarded for his commitment in the project community and its expertise with the honorary title of Microsoft most valuable professional for Microsoft Project.