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  • ICT in Africa, A Central Theme at the African Union Heads of State Summit This Month

    This week at the African Union Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa leaders from the continent are meeting on the theme of: “Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Africa: challenges and prospects for development.” Growing out of an increased...
  • Introducing Windows MultiPoint Mouse SDK 1.5 and Microsoft Mouse Mischief

    This week, some of our MultiPoint team members are lucky enough to be attending BETT —the world’s largest education technology event—in London. Since we’re focused on creating new technology products that can make teachers’ lives easier, it’s always a...
  • 7 Ways Winner: Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula

    Today we are delighted to announce the seventh and final winner of the 7 Ways to Change the World competition. Congratulations to Peter Pheap who submitted the video on behalf of Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula . The winning entry shows how a high...
  • 7 Ways Winner: SkiDUCK

    Today we are announcing the sixth winner of the 7 Ways to Change the World competition. Congratulations to Clint Lunde who submitted the video on behalf of SkiDUCK . The video explains how technology can help the team at SkiDUCK to be more efficient,...
  • 7 Ways Winner: Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, Bremerton Branch

    Today we are announcing the fifth winner of the 7 Ways to Change the World competition. Congratulations to Elizabeth Wallace who submitted the video on behalf of the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound: Bremerton Branch . The video: “Our new club...
  • 7 Ways Winner: United Way of Central Carolinas

    Today we are announcing the fourth winner of the 7 Ways to Change the World competition. Congratulations to Sherill Carrington who submitted the video on behalf of the United Way of Central Carolinas . The video: “Impacting the Non-Profit Need” looks...
  • 7 Ways Winner: American Red Cross: Dallas Area Chapter

    Today we are delighted to announce the third winner of the 7 Ways to Change the World competition. We’d like to congratulate Jennifer Jackson who submitted an entry on behalf of the American Red Cross: Dallas Area Chapter which presents a humorous look...
  • 7 Ways Winner: Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group

    Today we are delighted to announce the second winner of the 7 Ways to Change the World competition. We’d like to congratulate Danielle DeVoe who submitted an entry on behalf of the Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group . The Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement...
  • 7 Ways Winner: The More than Me Foundation

    Starting today, until November 24 th we’ll be announcing the 7 winners of the 7 Ways to Change the World competition with one winner being announced each working day. We are delighted to announce our first winning entry, submitted by Stephanie Hood...
  • Update: 7 Ways to Change the World - Video Contest

    Good morning. The deadline for submissions to our 7 Ways to Change the World competition closed last week. The objective of the competition was to encourage people to share their ideas on how a PC running Windows could help an organization...
  • Expanding Education’s Access to Technology with Windows Multipoint Server 2010

    In our ongoing discussions with education institutions around the world, we’ve learned that customers want access to affordable, secure, and easy-to-use technology that provides students with the latest tools to prepare them for the global workforce....
  • Video Contest: 7 Ways to Change the World, enter today

    Good morning, I wanted to give you all a quick update on the 7 Ways to Change the World video contest. As a little background, we asked folks how they would use Windows to help their local community and so far we’ve received some great videos...
  • The EU-Africa Business Forum: ICT for Regional Economic Growth

    The current moment is a particularly challenging one for the continent of Africa. Following in line with the global economic crisis, growth in Africa is now expected to be only 2.8 percent in 2009, following five years of consecutive growth above 5.5...
  • In Rwanda, Technology is Helping Education be a Catalyst for Peace

    The 1994 genocide in Rwanda devastated the country’s economy and its education sector – the backbone of economic and social development. Since overcoming the tragedy, the government has focused on education as a means of reducing poverty and restarting...
  • World Teachers' Day 2009

    UNESCO celebrates World Teachers’ Day today on the anniversary of the 1966 signing of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers which addresses teacher policies, rights and responsibilities. There are over 59 million teachers...
  • Bringing the Benefits of Technology to Refugees; Improving Education and Enhancing their Long-term Livelihood

    Bangladesh, Rwanda and New York City may not seem to have a lot in common but they are all currently showcasing an innovative program to help refugees in remote camps with limited electricity supply to gain access for the first time to information and...
  • Global Give Back Circle featured at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

    This week the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting is taking place in New York. The CGI website describes this event as a meeting that “brings together a diverse group of the world’s most distinguished leaders from government, business, and...
  • One day with OneApp

    We’ve blogged a fair bit on the launch of OneApp , but I wanted to give some insight into how I’m actually using the local service, called mibli , here in South Africa, where we signed up our first partner, Blue Label Telecoms. My day goes something...
  • Welcome to mibli powered by OneApp

    Today in Johannesburg, our first OneApp partner, Blue Label Telecoms, officially launched its mibli powered by OneApp service. This new service provides customers with basic feature phones in South Africa with over a dozen new mobile apps, including a...
  • Expanding access to medical research for better healthcare - HINARI

    At Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam, doctors and staff have developed one of the country’s most advanced health facilities with the help of journals and research made available through an innovative online platform – HINARI. Part of...
  • OneApp – just the beginning!

    Wow. The interest in OneApp has been phenomenal – thank you! A great start to a very busy week. The most interesting part of releasing a new product is the valuable feedback that follows. With OneApp, we’ve seen such a positive and constructive...
  • Introducing OneApp – Fun and Function

    Of all of the work we do on the Unlimited Potential team, our efforts in the mobile space probably excite me the most. Why? Well, the last decade has seen mobile phone adoption skyrocket – over 50% of the world’s population owns a mobile device – and...
  • No Summer Holiday for Partners in Learning!

    On the Unlimited Potential team we work with the common understanding that education is the cornerstone of economic opportunity and I am always amazed at how far my team will go to make sure that the benefits of technology are extended to communities...
  • Beyond the PC: Helping governments do more with technology

    At the Centre Africain d'Etudes Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG), a prestigious regional school of management for West and Central Africa, Microsoft introduced an ICT training program for government leaders and decision makers. CESAG is located...
  • UNESCO & Microsoft join forces to promote greater access and use of ICT for higher education enhancement

    Last week in Paris close to 100 ministers of education, senior education officials and policy advisors attended the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education (WCHE) followed by the Microsoft Education Leaders Forum . The WCHE is focusing on critical...