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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 recognition that technology is a critical element...
29 Jan 2010
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 school student uses his PC in different ways to...
24 Nov 2009
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, spending more time helping deserving children and...
23 Nov 2009
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 member” takes a creative look at how a new PC with...
20 Nov 2009
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 at how technology can help non-profit organizations...
19 Nov 2009
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 at how Windows 7 will help the Dallas Area Chapter...
18 Nov 2009
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 Group is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization...
17 Nov 2009
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 on behalf of the More than Me Foundation . The...
16 Nov 2009
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 to have a greater impact in the community. ...
16 Nov 2009
Design for Development Finalists Announced!
Only two weeks to go until the Imagine Cup 2009 Worldwide Finals in Cairo, Egypt! Our judges have narrowed the field of entrants for the Microsoft Unlimited Potential Design for Development Award and selected five finalist teams. I would like to thank each of the teams that submitted an entry for...
16 Jun 2009
Imagine Cup Students Travel to Redmond
Last week, students participating in the Imagine Cup traveled to Microsoft’s Redmond campus to meet with various Microsoft teams as they prepare for the 2009 Worldwide Finals in Cairo, Egypt. Team SKAN from India and Team MultiPoint WEB from the U.S. used the opportunity to network with developers and...
15 Jun 2009
How do people engage with PCs for the first time?
Given that most of us have encountered PCs from the time we were in school or college, it may be difficult to think of what it was like to discover the PC for the first time! But most adults in countries like India are new to PCs, and usually view it as a rather intimidating device. Inspired by...
2 Jun 2009
Steve Ballmer witnesses how young Indonesian innovators are working to prevent the spread of Malaria
By Bonnie Mamanua, Unlimited Potential Group Business Manager, Microsoft Indonesia Last week we welcomed our CEO, Steve Ballmer, to Indonesia. Steve was here to hold meetings with Microsoft staff as well as political and business leaders, but while he had five minutes spare he was also able to...
20 May 2009
Think Beyond Technology!
On my first trip to India, I remember going to visit a rural village near Bhopal, where the Union Carbide chemical disaster happened. The visit was prompted by stories about a large agriculture conglomerate which had placed the first PC in the village in the home of one of the local farmers. I’ll come...
14 May 2009
Made in India to transform education worldwide
Indian concept, global appeal Recently Microsoft India has experienced two very welcome “returns”. The first returnee was Amit Mital, an Indian working at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond as global head of Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential Group. The second was MultiPoint, a technology which, while...
5 May 2009
The best laid schemes of mice and men, By Camille Mazo, business development manager, Unlimited Potential Group APAC
At first glance a line penned in 1785 by Scotland’s famous poet Robbie Burns and the modern Thai education system have very little in common, but it was this line that kept popping into my head as I watched a Windows MultiPoint demonstration in Bangkok recently. School desks, each containing a pupil...
2 Apr 2009
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