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  • Blog Post: Microsoft welcomes Government’s Innovation Agenda and Small Business support

    Pip Marlow, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia This week Prime Minister Tony Abbott launched the Australian Government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Strategy designed to drive economic diversity, encourage entrepreneurship and develop and support new enterprises. This policy...
  • Blog Post: Minister launches ThinkUKnow Presentation in Stirling, WA

    Yesterday the Minister for Justice, The Hon Michael Keenan, returned to his home electorate of Stirling, Western Australia, to launch a ThinkUKnow cyber safety presentation. The ThinkUKnow program works to educate parents, teachers and carers about the risks faced online and provide help in creating...
  • Blog Post: National Panel for Economic Reform Communiqué - Putting People First

    The Communiqué released by the Prime Minister following the inaugural meeting of the National Panel for Economic Reform is welcomed by Microsoft Australia. It reiterates the importance to Australia of instituting policy and management reforms across the economy that focus on the goal of achieving...
  • Blog Post: Education Forum - Teachers, Creativity & Innovation

    Every generation speaks in fear of the pace of change it confronts and the need for the ‘next’ generation to be given the skills and competencies to not only manage the pace but, more hopefully, the consequences of change. Equally each generation through public officials and those with...
  • Blog Post: The Big Picture Experience

    Microsoft will host its inaugural The Big Picture Experience Event at the Melbourne and Sydney Convention Centre’s at which all technology enthusiasts, from large to small businesses, can explore what is possible with technology today. This large-scale event allows partners and customers to experience...
  • Blog Post: Minister for School Education puts Australia’s imagination to the test

    Australia is selected to become host nation in 2012 to the world championships of innovation: The Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finals. It’s part of the Aussie national spirit, attitude and way of life; it’s seen as vital to our nation’s health, wealth and wellbeing; but Australians...
  • Blog Post: Australia’s most innovative schools gather in Melbourne

    Some of Australia’s most innovative schools and teachers will gather in Melbourne this week to help foster national digital education practices by sharing and showcasing best practices already being adopted in schools across Australia. Now in its second year, the Innovative Schools Forum...
  • Blog Post: More Australian schools to participate in Partners in Learning program

    NSW Premier Kristina Keneally last week announced four NSW schools that will participate in the 2011 Microsoft Partners in Learning Innovative Schools Initiative. In total, 20 schools from Australia will participate in the program. The NSW Premier made the announcement at an awards ceremony to congratulate...
  • Blog Post: Australian Schools lead the way for innovative use of technology in the classroom

    Australian schools have been highlighted as amongst the world’s most advanced users of technology in the classroom, according to Microsoft. Seven Australian schools are among just 80 selected from across the globe to participate in Microsoft’s 2011 Worldwide Innovative Schools Program - a...
  • Blog Post: Talking about the National Broadband Network

    Pip Marlow, National Public Sector Director for Microsoft Australia was interviewed this week by Helen Frost, Sky Business News, discussing Microsoft’s Pubic Sector initiatives in health, education and the National Broadband Network.
  • Blog Post: Innovative Teachers Awards in Western Australia

    Following the announcement of the Innovative Teachers Award Western Australia, Jane Mackarell, Academic Programs Manager for Microsoft Australia, and Athena Hain-Saunders, science teacher at Newtown Moore Senior High School, were interviewed by Chris Ilsley, 6PR, to discuss the awards and Microsoft’s...
  • Blog Post: Tasmania's Most Innovative Teacher of 2010 Announced

    ( Media release from Premier of Tasmania, David Bartlett MP, 11 August 2010) Left to right: Craig Foster, Microsoft; Tasmanian Innovative Teacher Mark Smithies; Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett Devonport High School teacher Mark Smithies has been awarded the 2010 Microsoft Innovative Teachers...
  • Blog Post: ThinkUKnow launches in Darwin

    Today we launched “ThinkUKnow Australia” cyber-safety program in Northern Territory, at Sanderson Middle School in Malak. ThinkUKnow (TUK) is a joint initiative between the AFP and Microsoft Australia which aims to raise awareness about online safety and security issues, particularly those...
  • Blog Post: Where next for the cloud?

    The computing experience is undergoing a powerful transformation. Increasingly, consumers, businesses and government are harnessing the computing power offered through the accumulation of powerful servers located in data centres located around the globe. This is the cloud. In Where next? Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: NAIDOC Week: Our support for Indigenous Entrepreneurs

    It’s NAIDOC Week, offering us all a chance to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and recognise the significant contributions of Indigenous Australians. Earlier this year, the RISE initiative was launched by Yarnteen , a program supported by Microsoft and Social Ventures...
  • Blog Post: Budget Estimates May Shine Light on Economic Strategy

    Earlier today (Monday May 25) the Senate began committee investigations into the 2009-2010 Federal Budget. The Budget Estimates hearings will take place all of this week (including if necessary Friday) and all of next week (again including Friday if necessary). Senate Estimate hearings are broadcast...
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