Microsoft to deliver Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online from Australian datacentres

It’s exciting to see organisations around the world harness the power of the cloud to transform their business and increase their productivity so they can do more and achieve more.  To help make this possible Microsoft is committed to delivering the cloud services our customer’s need – wherever they need them. Recently we’ve made significant…


Microsoft joins-up with UTS and NSW Government to hatch Sydney talent

I’ve had some pretty exciting times during my 12 years with Microsoft and this week rates as one of the best, with the announcement of our partnership with the University of Technology, Sydney’s (UTS) and its newly launched precinct, Intersection: Sydney’s Digital Creative Hub. UTS has been one of the most active academic institutions in…


Educational innovation through technology: the new Microsoft Australia and New Zealand Expert Educator Program

At Microsoft, we believe that when people collaborate, amazing things can be achieved.  And nowhere is this more evident than in the classroom.  Working in the education sector, I am regularly exposed to all kinds of inspiring examples of schools in Australia and New Zealand working together.  As technology is now firmly integrated in the…


Microsoft Azure Australia Geo generally available

By Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud + Enterprise Last week in San Francisco, I announced that Microsoft Azure would soon be available in 19 regions around the globe, offering customers the most local regions of any public cloud provider. Today at TechEd Sydney, we opened our 18th and 19th regions for business, in New…


Microsoft welcomes Government’s Innovation Agenda and Small Business support

This week Prime Minister Tony Abbott launched the Australian Government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Strategy designed to drive economic diversity, encourage entrepreneurship and develop and support new enterprises.  This policy, that shapes existing innovation programs and new plans into a cohesive strategy with clear objectives, is music to my ears.  The acknowledgement of the important…


Industry-leading security milestone for Microsoft Azure in Australia

To fully realise the benefits of cloud computing, Microsoft recognises that we must do everything possible to provide our customers with the confidence that their data is secure, protected and handled with the utmost care. At Microsoft, we base our approach on decades of experience, a strong commitment to security, privacy, and transparency, and adherence…


Customer Spotlight: Putting patients front and centre at WA Mental Health Commission

There’s major change underway in the mental health system in Western Australia and a case management system now being rolled out is helping to make that change possible. Shortly after the WA Mental Health Commission was formed in 2010, it took on responsibility for the back-office functions of the Mental Health Review Board and the…


$4m grant boosts World Vision’s poverty fight

Today marks an important milestone as Microsoft Australia and World Vision join forces in the fight against global poverty. A $4million software donation, delivered under Microsoft Australia’s Tech4Good Program, will strengthen World Vision’s technology capability, transform the way staff work and collaborate, and enhance their supporters’ experience.  The donation includes the provision of a range…


Customer Spotlight: Keeping councils in the loop: how a new solution will help LGAQ keep its members happy

All 77 local governments in Queensland are currently members of the Local Government Association of Queensland. Given membership is voluntary, LGAQ is proud of its coverage and determined to preserve it. New information technology, including CRM technology and a comprehensive document management, are part of the value proposition. “Maintaining that 100 per cent membership is…