Microsoft welcomes Government’s Innovation Policy

Microsoft today welcomed the Turnbull Government’s Innovation Statement that proposes around 20 new measures to accelerate Australia’s innovation ecosystem to ensure Australia can remain globally competitive. “I am delighted to see this package of policies and reforms because a comprehensive suite of measures will be required if we are going to be able to compete…


Microsoft celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Microsoft Australia is proud to join others around the world in commemorating the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities today. This year’s theme is Inclusion Matters: Access and Empowerment for People with Disabilities – which resonates strongly with our ambition at Microsoft. Our mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet…


Lessons from Boston: Three key ingredients for promoting innovation in Australia

Pip Marlow, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia To remain globally competitive, and maintain its high standard of living, Australia must quickly become a more innovation-driven economy. That means identifying the conditions required for competitive, high-value businesses    to thrive. It also means capitalising on today’s high level of interest in innovation and the role that governments, businesses,…


Microsoft welcomes innovation and coding policy focus

Today, the Federal Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten announced that if Labor was to form Government after the next election, it would establish a $4.5 million grant program to fund initiatives that inspire girls to learn code.The proposed grant program would support a range of industry-led or grassroots initiatives that have emerged to encourage young people,…


Microsoft welcomes Australian Government’s ‘Cloud First’ Policy

Microsoft Australia welcomes the change in the Australian Government’s policy on cloud computing. The new policy landscape commits the Government to actively consider cloud services, streamlines the approval process for cloud, while reinforcing the need for risk-based decision making and compliance with Government security requirements. Cloud services provide Government with an amazing platform for innovation…


Industry-leading security milestone for Microsoft Azure in Australia

To fully realise the benefits of cloud computing, Microsoft recognises that we must do everything possible to provide our customers with the confidence that their data is secure, protected and handled with the utmost care. At Microsoft, we base our approach on decades of experience, a strong commitment to security, privacy, and transparency, and adherence…


Verifying the Security of Cloud Services for Australian Government

James Kavanagh, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft Australia The Australian Attorney Generals Department has released a revised framework for assessing compliance and risk for cloud services.  Microsoft welcomes this forward-looking guidance that describes a streamlined decision-making process while reinforcing the need for risk assessment and compliance with Australian security requirements.  Microsoft is making available an assurance…


Microsoft welcomes Social Networking Protocol

Microsoft today welcomed the Cooperative Arrangement for Complaints Handling announced by the Prime Minister which calls on major technology companies to work co-operatively with Government, law enforcement agencies and the community to help address the issue of online bullying. “Technology and social media offer amazing opportunities to connect, share and communicate, but it also brings…


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…


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…