KARACHI - Microsoft Pakistan kicked off with Open Door the biggest IT event of the year on Friday. The event was an interactive and inspirational experience for hundreds of participants. Microsoft, along with its business partners took the opportunity to showcase the latest innovations in the industry ranging from mobile solutions and business applications like Microsoft Communications Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM/ERP and Microsoft SharePoint 2010. Microsoft and its partners also organised a series of live demos and presentations for experts and early adopters highlighting the companys strategy, products and solutions for business and consumers. A panel of industry experts also participated in this event. They spoke on various IT subjects, specifically on how Microsoft products and solutions have changed our world today. The topics ranged from the future of productivity to the acceleration of growth due to technology. The evolution in technology has now enabled IT products to become more purposeful and flexible, meeting the needs of the people as per how, where and when they work. Most professionals today want to instantly access and effectively manage their work at the office, at home, or on the go. IT professionals, in particular, are challenged to deliver business value to their companies while continuing to decrease their costs, said Kamal Ahmed, Microsoft Country General Manager. Participating with Microsoft in the event emphasizes our joint vision on communication and mobility, delivering solutions that allow people to access information anytime and anywhere across many devices. said Jehan Ara - President P@SHA.