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Posted by Heriyadi Janwar Microsoft Indonesia, Product Marketing Manager
Last month in Jakarta, Microsoft was proud to sponsor the seventh annual Indonesia Information and Communications Technology Awards (INAICTA) ceremony, held to honor innovative local technologies and support a thriving ecosystem of young entrepreneurs in Indonesia.
With the rapid growth of the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, INAICTA aims to support an open, competitive, and transparent ICT ecosystem that creates both local and global opportunities for Indonesian developers and companies. Award winners are provided with additional resources, including Microsoft BizSpark and a coveted spot in Digitalpreneurship Program, a new technology accelerator that supplies training and networking opportunities to support sustainable business creation.
"According to the vision and mission to support the formation of digital ecosystems in Indonesia, this year INAICTA winners will participate in the Digitalpreneurship Program so that their work can be introduced to the market faster, improving their chances of success," said Andreas Surya, 2013 INAICTA Chairman.
Posted by Frédéric AatzDirector of Interoperability, Microsoft France
Earlier this month, I was fortunate to be back at Open World Forum, the first event of its kind to bring together European political and IT leaders to discuss opportunities for free and open source technologies to deliver technological, economic and social impact.
It was a great opportunity to spend three days “thinking, coding, and experimenting” with these thought leaders, highlighting ways that Microsoft is working with open source communities to deliver value for our mutual customers.
Throughout the event, attendees could stay up to speed on trending social dialogue with “Social Cloud” (pictured above) – an open source Node.js application hosted on Windows Azure.
Posted by Amy GreenDirector, Worldwide Marketing & Operations
After a successful public preview, today Microsoft released Windows Azure HDInsight, a cloud-based distribution of Apache Hadoop and a cornerstone of our strategy for helping customers realize value from big data.
Windows Azure HDInsight combines the best of Hadoop open source technology with the security, elasticity and manageability that enterprises require. We have built it to integrate with Excel and Power BI – our business intelligence offering that is part of Office 365 – allowing people to easily connect to data through HDInsight, then refine and do business analytics in a turnkey fashion. For developers, HDInsight also supports choice of languages: .NET, Java and more.
Posted by Keith LooOpen Platforms Lead - Microsoft Canada
Between after-school and dinnertime, there are many opportunities for children and youth to truly engage in their communities, particularly through quality after-school programs. The challenge, however, is not so much whether these recreational and education activities exist, but rather the degree of awareness and accessibility.
The Peel Children and Youth Initiative (PCYI) is helping to solve this challenge with their new Play in Peel recreation app, makes it exceptionally easy for their community members to search for any nearby activities, from arts and cooking to basketball leagues. Who would want to miss “Robotics for Mini Engineers”!?
Posted by Amy GreenDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations
Yesterday, Microsoft announced a wave of new enterprise products and services to help companies realize the benefits of cloud computing and overcome today’s top IT challenges.
Complementing Office 365 and other services, these new offerings deliver on Microsoft’s enterprise cloud strategy, connecting IT and data infrastructure, application platform and development, device management and business solutions.
The release on October 18 will be significant for enterprises with mixed IT environments.