Microsoft ranked #1 for Corporate Social Responsibility in Reputation Institute’s 2012 CSR RepTrak™ 100 Report

Today, the Reputation Institute, one of the world’s leading reputation management consultant firms, announced Microsoft ranked #1 when it released its 2012 CSR RepTrak™ 100 report naming the companies with the best reputations for corporate social responsibility around the world. The study surveyed people around the world to measure their perceptions of companies’ behaviour in…


Microsoft Awards a $75,000 Imagine Cup Grant to jumpstart Australia’s Team StethoCloud

Yesterday, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the second annual Imagine Cup Grants, a three-year, US $3 million competitive grant program that provides students with funding and support to help transform their project into a social enterprise or nonprofit that will address a specific social issue. The Imagine Cup Grants are part of Microsoft’s YouthSpark…


The Promise of Differential Privacy

At Microsoft, we have some of the world’s top privacy researchers working on a wide variety of interesting challenges.  We strive to translate this research into new privacy-enhancing technologies. We recently released a new whitepaper on Microsoft’s research in Differential Privacy written by Javier Salido on my team. To help set the stage, I’d like to provide…


Helping to Save the Great Barrier Reef with Cloud Computing

Microsoft is contributing software, services and technical expertise to address the needs of citizen science on the Great Barrier Reef, an important milestone in bringing the power of technology to the protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef. In Townsville, Queensland, Microsoft is joining the eReefs project. This is a collaboration between the Great…


Microsoft Embraces Telework

 This week is National Telework Week (NTW) – a designated week to draw awareness to the benefits to both organisations and employees, in embracing flexible working and, more specifically, working from home. Microsoft is proud to be a partner in the inaugural NTW because flexible working is part of our DNA. At Microsoft, we uphold the belief…


Privacy and Technology in Balance?

This week, I had the opportunity to speak in Uruguay at the 34th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. This conference brings together leading authorities on privacy from more than 50 countries, including many of the key government officials and regulators responsible for privacy policies around the world. It provides a great opportunity…


Mentorship Efforts Spark Opportunities for Students in Australia

Microsoft Australia has been collaborating with the Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) over the past three years to provide mentorship to students who live in areas of lower socioeconomic conditions. The partnership enables Microsoft employees to participate in a series of mentoring programs offered by ABCN, with the main purpose of improving educational opportunities…


YouthSpark launches

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has launched Microsoft YouthSpark – an initiative to create opportunities for 300 million young people around the world over the next three years. With many countries, including many major economies, struggling to generate economic growth under the burden of substantial private and public sector debt, there is a growing pool of underutilised…


One click Internet Explorer Fix it available now

A solution has been released today by Microsoft that will update Internet Explorer. The Fix it solution is a simple, one-click action that will help protect your computer.  It will not affect your ability to browse the web, and it does not require a reboot of your computer. On Saturday (September 22), Microsoft will release a cumulative update…


2012 Government Webinar Schedule – Windows 8, Windows Server, Office 2013 & Lync

The Microsoft Government Webinar Series is now live! We will be hosting a monthly webinar where you can get the latest information on the hottest topics in the Government and Public Sector space. You can register or request copies of the recordings by email to Cooper Wearne at t-cwear@microsoft.com. September: Windows 8: See What’s NextWednesday, 19th…