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…


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…


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…


Ai Group Technology Summit 2012

Microsoft is proud to sponsor the Ai group Technology Summit 2012. The Summit will provide business owners with a clear understanding of how strategic implementation of technologies can improve productivity and build business capabilities. This Summit will showcase expert information and case studies that businesses need to better understand the enormous growth opportunities and productivity benefits…


Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Unveiled in the US

At the recent Cloud Summit in Canberra the issue of consumer data privacy and empowerment, data transfers and the flow of information across borders were hot topics. Ultimately without consumer trust in the operation of cloud based services and the Internet overall, and the operation of a global service delivery system the opportunities promised by…


Facts – Climate Change – Sofware Donations

Earlier this week a series of media articles were published around the world (then linked to and repeated in blogs) that made claims about Microsoft and other major corporations funding the Heartland Institute – a US not-for-profit think tank that claims its mission as: “…to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic…


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…


Politics and Technology Forum – Openness and Transparency in Politics

Last week (1 June), Microsoft Australia supported by Open Forum, hosted its third Politics & Technology Forum at Parliament House Canberra, attended by public servants, political bloggers, representatives from political parties and the media. The Forum, hosted by Mark Pesce, Inventor, writer, educator, and broadcaster, was keynoted by Iain Dale, leading UK political blogger and…

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State Government and Microsoft team up through new SMB Innovation Outreach Program

(Media Release from the Hon Simon Finn MP, Minister for Government Services, Building Industry and ICT) The State Government has thrown its support behind a new Innovation Outreach Program to be established in Brisbane by Microsoft, in what’s believed to be an Australia first. Information and Communication Technology Minister Simon Finn said the new Program…

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Federal Government releases National Digital Economy Strategy

The Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Stephen Conroy this morning released the Federal Government’s National Digital Economy Strategy. The Strategy is the product of over 18 months work by the Minister’s Department. It articulates the Government’s vision for Australia’s digital economy. By defining eight “Digital Economy Goals” the Strategy aims…

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