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Microsoft Australia reached new heights with the Software Donation Program last financial year donating more than $50 million dollars’ worth of software to over 3,300 community organisations.
On 9 February 2011, the Queensland Police raided the home of Mr. Howard Tsang, 27, after investigating his sale of counterfeit Microsoft software. The investigation was triggered by complaints to the Queensland Police Fraud Squad by Mr. Tsang’s customers that they had purchased counterfeit Microsoft software from him on eBay.
The Minister for Home Affairs and Justice, Brendan O’Connor, connected Stanmore Public School and Queanbeyan High School to the successful ThinkUKnow program using the NSW Department of Education’s ‘Connected Classroom’ technology.
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.
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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.