“Visual Studio not only provides a way to build our solutions but also guides us through the whole development cycle.”- Tarek Saad, VP Policies and Programs Sector, MSAD
The Egyptian Ministry of State for Administrative Development (MSAD) was given the difficult task of creating the software to support transparent Egyptian elections in 2012. MSAD had a tight schedule and limited budget to develop highly scalable applications to support the 50 million eligible voters set to participate in the landmark election process that was watched by the whole world. MSAD chose Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 to ensure the application was ready for the elections and able to handle the millions of voters using it at one time. MSAD is testing Visual Studio 2012 and sees potential to improve developer productivity even more.
Business Needs: The Arab Spring swept across Northern Africa and the Middle East in 2011, bringing about dramatic changes in governments. In Egypt the government leaders stepped down and were replaced with a temporary military tribunal that restored order and then worked to hold an open election. Originally scheduled for late 2012, the elections were pulled forward to November 2011 for parliamentary elections and May 2012 for the presidential elections…
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