Microsoft welcomes Government’s Innovation Agenda and Small Business support

Pip Marlow, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia 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…


Minister launches ThinkUKnow Presentation in Stirling, WA

Yesterday the Minister for Justice, The Hon Michael Keenan, returned to his home electorate of Stirling, Western Australia, to launch a ThinkUKnow cyber safety presentation.  The ThinkUKnow program works to educate parents, teachers and carers about the risks faced online and provide help in creating a safer online experience for our youth and children. Since the pilot…


National Panel for Economic Reform Communiqué – Putting People First

The Communiqué released by the Prime Minister following the inaugural meeting of the National Panel for Economic Reform is welcomed by Microsoft Australia. It reiterates the importance to Australia of instituting policy and management reforms across the economy that focus on the goal of achieving long-term productivity gains. While some may see the goal of…


Education Forum – Teachers, Creativity & Innovation

Every generation speaks in fear of the pace of change it confronts and the need for the ‘next’ generation to be given the skills and competencies to not only manage the pace but, more hopefully, the consequences of change.   Equally each generation through public officials and those with a beneficent interest recognise and advocate…


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…


Minister for School Education puts Australia’s imagination to the test

Australia is selected to become host nation in 2012 to the world championships of innovation: The Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finals. It’s part of the Aussie national spirit, attitude and way of life; it’s seen as vital to our nation’s health, wealth and wellbeing; but Australians believe it’s not harnessed or rewarded in our…

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Australia’s most innovative schools gather in Melbourne

Some of Australia’s most innovative schools and teachers will gather in Melbourne this week to help foster national digital education practices by sharing and showcasing best practices already being adopted in schools across Australia. Now in its second year, the Innovative Schools Forum is the first of three forums for 2011 that the nation’s top…

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More Australian schools to participate in Partners in Learning program

NSW Premier Kristina Keneally last week announced four NSW schools that will participate in the 2011 Microsoft Partners in Learning Innovative Schools Initiative. In total, 20 schools from Australia will participate in the program. The NSW Premier made the announcement at an awards ceremony to congratulate schools taking part in the 2010 program – which…

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Australian Schools lead the way for innovative use of technology in the classroom

Australian schools have been highlighted as amongst the world’s most advanced users of technology in the classroom, according to Microsoft. Seven Australian schools are among just 80 selected from across the globe to participate in Microsoft’s 2011 Worldwide Innovative Schools Program – a 10-year, $500 million initiative to help teachers and school leaders more effectively…

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Talking about the National Broadband Network

Pip Marlow, National Public Sector Director for Microsoft Australia was interviewed this week by Helen Frost, Sky Business News, discussing Microsoft’s Pubic Sector initiatives in health, education and the National Broadband Network.[View:https://www.vimeo.com/15154999]

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