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ASP.NET/IIS, Windows Azure, Visual C#
Joar Øyen has worked extensively with architecture and building solutions on the .NET platform since 2000. Based on his depth of knowledge in these areas, his main task the last years has been to design and build service oriented solutions for a large Norwegian insurance company. His responsibilities are among others building frameworks, patterns, cross cutting services and security. He has also worked as a mentor and advisor for other customers, helping them make the most out their investments in the .NET platform. Since 2004, he has been the leader of Norwegian .NET User Group in Trondheim, and speaks regularly at user group meetings. He has also been awarded the title Most Valuable Professional form Microsoft for his work in the local IT community in Trondheim.