Finalists announced for NZ’s 2011 Imagine Cup

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup asks students to take on the challenge to develop technology to make a difference in the world. In the process we hope they’ll have an experience that will inspire them to think broadly about the future. This year nearly 300 teams of Kiwi tertiary students took on the challenge of imagining a…

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The Need for Global Collective Defense on the Internet

(Cross posted from Microsoft on the Issues) For more than two decades, people have struggled to understand the cyber threat, evaluate the risks to individuals, organizations (including nation-states), and society at large, and craft appropriate responses. Although many organizations have invested significantly in information assurance, most computer security experts believe that a well-resourced and persistent adversary…

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Connecting Communities forum

Microsoft New Zealand will be hosting a Connecting Communities forum targeting the nonprofit and charity sector with the focus on technology. The free forum is being held at Microsoft offices in Auckland on November 9th 2010. Technology plays an important role for nonprofits, charities and community organisations across Australia. This forum will bring together business…

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Citizen Advice Bureau receives Microsoft’s largest ever donation in New Zealand

Excerpt from Microsoft New Zealand media release The Citizen’s Advice Bureau has launched a new website, making its database of national and local information available directly to people on the web. The new website was made possible due to support from multiple partners including a $5.5 million software donation by Microsoft New Zealand – the…

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Microsoft’s chief privacy officer on the challenge of e-identity

New Zealander Brendon Lynch, Microsoft’s chief privacy officer was interviewed by V3.co.uk on the challenge of e-identity and online privacy issues. Lynch says privacy, as past failed startups have learned, is a tough sell to consumers, mostly because the required technology is often complicated and unintuitive. Lynch hopes that the U-Prove technology, launched freely earlier…

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Computer Society 50th anniversary

Microsoft New Zealand is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the New Zealand Computer Society conference, which takes place this week and coincides with their 50th anniversary. The conference will bring together IT professionals, industry representatives and government to discuss a range of issues important to the IT industry. The Society is an advocate…

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Helping people affected by the Christchurch earthquake

Following the earthquake that has devastated many parts of Christchurch and the Canterbury Region this month, Microsoft New Zealand is making the following support offerings available to affected customers and partners: – For consumers (typically with 1 or 2 standalone PCs) experiencing software issues related to Microsoft products, as they restart their PCs, or have to…

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