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I am trying to update my profile. Which one of these is the correct sentence that I should use in my profile?

  1. I am a developer working on Microsoft technologies.
  2. I am a developer working in Microsoft technologies.
  3. I am a developer working with Microsoft technologies. (Currently, I have this after I tried the above two.)
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I am a developer working on Microsoft technologies.

This sounds like you are working for Microsoft on their new technologies. If that's true, then you should state what the technologies are.

I am a developer working in Microsoft technologies.

This sounds like you are working for a division of Microsoft called "technologies".

I am a developer working with Microsoft technologies.

This sounds like what you are really after: you develop using Microsoft technologies.

Perhaps a better way to say this would be:

I develop web applications using Microsoft C# and WCF.

... or whatever the real application area and technologies are.

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Working "in" is used for specific field/langauge/technology. eg. I work in crypto/ in c++/in .Net –  mgb Jun 3 '11 at 15:51
    
Thanks for your detailed explanation. As I said earlier, I currently have "working with" in my profile with the list of technologies listed below. –  user9489 Jun 3 '11 at 15:53
    
@Martin Beckett: yes, making the "technologies" more specific definitely improves the meaning in that option, too. –  Peter K. Jun 3 '11 at 15:53
    
@Siva: You're welcome! Let's see if others chime in, too. –  Peter K. Jun 3 '11 at 15:54
    
I don't know if your better way to say is motivated solely by the idea of being more specific, but personally I associate technologies more with actual hardware. So unless OP actually means his specialist area is MS Kinect or similar, I much prefer your version(s). –  FumbleFingers Jun 3 '11 at 16:34
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