SkyDrive App for Windows Phone and iPhone Now Available

MICROSOFT PRODUCT NEWS: The ability to store vast amounts of data in an always available place, accessible via an internect connection, is one of the truly remarkable benefits of cloud based computing services. Windows Live SkyDrive is an HTML5 based, free of charge, storage facility or file hosting service that provides users with 25GB of free storage….


It’s the Potential Stupid: Asia Pacific Sees Future in ICT

Amazing! In a world beset with the insecurity that comes when bankers fear lending to bankers (let alone businesses or individuals) it is possible to be lulled into a sense of personal, if not collective dread, for the future of the world. This sense is made more intense by a natural focus on our understanding…


The Big Picture Experience

Microsoft will host its inaugural The Big Picture Experience Event at the Melbourne and Sydney Convention Centre’s at which all technology enthusiasts, from large to small businesses, can explore what is possible with technology today. This large-scale event allows partners and customers to experience first-hand six powerful scenarios in the business and the home. Microsoft…


Microsoft 2011 Citizenship Report

The Microsoft 2011 Citizenship Report shares some of the important work we’re doing in our communities, and our efforts to manage a responsible business. It explains our Citizenship actions in fiscal year 2011 and together with our annual financial report gives a complete picture of our work and highlights our focus for the year ahead. Our…


NSW: Let’s revive to become number one state again – CEDA

Last Friday, September 30, the Committee for Economic Development (CEDA) hosted a luncheon on the topic of Reinventing the State of NSW. The event examined the State’s diverse sources of revenue. Key topics covered business confidence, rebuilding the Sydney brand, attracting business investment to the state, maximising port infrastructure to improve export and import capacity,…


Cybersmart program ‘Tagged’

As a member of the Government’s Consultative Working Group on Cyber Safety, Microsoft is pleased to highlight ‘Tagged’, a short film for teenagers that explores themes of cyberbullying, sexting and digital reputation developed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Cybersmart program. In the film a group of high-school friends post a rumour about a…

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What we mean by digital inclusion

At a time when the National Broadband Network begins its roll out across Australia, it is important to focus on the need to ensure not just access, but active participation in all communities if the real benefits are to be realised. For a decade now Microsoft has supported “Digital Inclusion” projects, but this notion of…

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The USA Patriot Act: Myth v. Reality

(Cross posted from OpenForum.com.au) Today, computer users – ranging from individual consumers, to small and medium-sized businesses, to the largest enterprises – are excited about the opportunities presented by cloud computing.  And for good reason.  Innovations in cloud technologies represent a seismic shift in the IT industry and are poised to transform our relationship with…

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InfoXchange honoured at the 2011 iAwards

(Photo Left to Right: Pip Marlow Managing Director, Microsoft Australia; Andrew Mahar, CEO InfoXchange; David Spriggs InfoXchange; Senator Kate Lundy) Earlier this month, The Australian Computer Society, the Australian Information Industry Association, and the Pearcey Foundation announced the national winners of Australia’s premier technology awards program, the 2011 iAwards. Speaking at the NBN launch in Brunswick…

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