US$500K to Australian Nonprofits to help #UpgradeYourWorld

Today, I’m thrilled to announce Microsoft Australia’s Windows 10 #UpgradeYourWorldAU community investment of US$500,000 cash, to be shared equally across ten nonprofits that are making a real difference to our local communities. We have selected the first five local nonprofits who will each receive a donation of US$50,000. We now want Australians to have their…


Microsoft supports non-profit IT adoption

Microsoft believes Non-Profit organisations can use technology to achieve even greater outcomes for the communities they serve. To be agile, an organisation requires the right technology, the right processes and willing people, to get the most of every moment.  This is why, each year, Microsoft and its community partners, Connecting Up and Infoxchange, come together…


Record donation figures and broadening of Software Donation Program

Microsoft Australia reached new heights with the Software Donation Program last financial year donating more than $40 million dollars’ worth of software to an increasing number of community organisations.  This amazing outcome is a 20 percent increase on last year’s already impressive figure. This comes at a time when Microsoft also announced updates to its…

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Microsoft supports 4th Austrade mission to the USA

Austrade and Microsoft have again partnered to accelerate the success of the local Australian software industry through the conduct of a trade mission to the USA. Last week’ s mission focused on e-learning and looked at Australia’s transition to a digital economy. “Austrade and Microsoft have been working together to surface hi-potential software organisations that have…

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Helping Queensland flood relief operations

As we monitor the current and potential impacts of the Queensland floods, Microsoft Australia is undertaking a number of steps to help address relief efforts. One of the most productive ways in which we have been able to assist first responder organisations and affected local governments during disasters is to provide an ICT consultant. The…

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Accelerating Asia Pacific forum

There are three fairly standard reactions I receive when I am telling people about the work Microsoft is undertaking with Governments and community partners to improve lives and drive national competitiveness and first up is usually surprise! I find people are generally unaware of the breadth and depth of work we are doing at a…

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Helping families with the provision of food

Microsoft was awarded Foodbank’s Collaboration Award at the Australian Food and Grocery Council Industry Leaders Conference in Canberra last month. This year’s Foodbank Collaboration Award was presented to the members of the Rinaldi Pasta Project which made possible the production of 800 tonnes of pasta aimed at meeting the deficit of key staple foods faced…

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Charity staff spend day at Microsoft and celebrate $100 million milestone

Microsoft last week hosted its first “Connecting Communities” event to showcase the important role of technology for not for profits, charities and community organisations. The event brought together a range of speakers who presented on topics important to not for profit organisations such as CRM, Cloud Computing, and Social Media strategy.  It was also chance…

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Technology forum for Nonprofits and charities

For the first time, Microsoft Australia will be hosting a forum targeting the nonprofit and charity sector with the focus on technology. The free forum is being organised with Microsoft’s partner, Connecting Up Australia, and is being held at Microsoft offices in North Ryde on November 4th 2010. Technology plays an important role for nonprofits,…

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