Research uncovers digital transformation opportunity for Microsoft Partners

  Mark Leigh One Commercial Partner Lead Microsoft Australia     Digital transformation is a journey of incremental advances that, done well, should add up to something really significant. Every day we and our partners work with customers to identify goals and achieve goals, knowing that over time there will be genuine sustained transformation. Let…


Microsoft Traineeship Program empowers students to kick start a career in technology

  Mark Leigh One Commercial Partner Lead Microsoft Australia     The first cohort of the Microsoft Traineeship Program will kick off on Monday 18 February, with a diverse and talented mix of candidates. The pilot, commencing in Sydney, will combine a Certificate IV in Information Technology and Microsoft Certifications with paid work experience. Companies…


Microsoft Technology Centre sparks lightbulb moment for partners

Mark Leigh One Commercial Partner Lead Microsoft Australia       Today we’re celebrating the launch of the Microsoft Technology Centre (MTC) in Sydney. As one of more than 50 international MTCs, this facility is intended to create lightbulb moments for Australian customers and partners that will light up the way to digital transformation. The…


Calling Australian Partners to harness AI and empower people with disability to achieve their full potential

  Mark Leigh One Commercial Partner Lead Microsoft Australia     This year’s theme for International Day of People with Disability is ‘Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’. Microsoft’s mission is to empower all Australians to achieve more and we know that our partners stand beside us in this mission. As an…


Microsoft Traineeship Program creates new skills stream of cloud-ready professionals

  Mark Leigh One Commercial Partner Lead Microsoft Australia   I’m incredibly proud to share that today we launched the Microsoft Traineeship Program. This program, in association with our Australian Partner Community, will help many more Australians take their first step into a technology career and in the process help tackle Australia’s digital skills gap….


Australian partners shine at Microsoft Inspire Global Awards

Mark Leigh One Commercial Partner Lead Microsoft Australia     Microsoft Inspire brings together our partners from around the world and showcases the truly inspirational transformations that they are engineering for our customers worldwide. It’s always a particular delight to be able to acknowledge our standout partners each year and to demonstrate how they have…


Why GDPR is a $3.5 billion business opportunity

  There’s a huge regulatory change just around the corner. And with it comes a $3.5 billion business opportunity. Two-thirds of Australian companies that know they’re affected expect to make significant changes. But half aren’t even sure they need to comply.   What is it? Europe’s landmark General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).   Part of…


Microsoft partners play critical role in transforming national computing fabric with Microsoft’s Azure Australia Central

Today is a very exciting day for all of us here at Microsoft as we officially launch the Azure Australia Central Regions in Canberra. This launch will make Microsoft Australia the undisputed leader of digital transformation, by serving the needs of government, critical infrastructure, and their suppliers.   Microsoft partners play a critical role in…


Microsoft Partners Go For Gold With Ground Breaking Transformations

It comes as no surprise that Microsoft partners are leading innovation across Australia. Each of the 10,000 partners in the Australian Microsoft ecosystem are doing amazing work each day. Every year we shine a spotlight on some of the transformational work being done by our partners; and every year we attract a very high calibre…