Futures, Microsoft’s online technology policy portal, keeps you up-to-date with the latest developments in an evolving industry. With viewpoints from government leaders, industry practitioners and technology specialists.
Record software donations
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.
Microsoft Australia has been collaborating with the Australian Business and Community Network(ABCN) over the past three years to provide mentorship to students who live in areas of lower socioeconomic conditions.
The partnership enables Microsoft employees to participate in a series of mentoring programs offered by ABCN, with the main purpose of improving educational opportunities for students and schools that are most in need. Through the mentoring programs, ABCN strives to address issues such as inadequate literacy skills and improving student retention.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has launched Microsoft YouthSpark – an initiative to create opportunities for 300 million young people around the world over the next three years
Earlier this week, an issue impacting Internet Explorer when a user views a website hosting malicious code, affected a small number of customers. The potential exists, however, that more customers could be affected.
As a result, today we have released a Fix it. Fix it is a simple, one-click solution that will help protect your computer. It will not affect your ability to browse the web, and it does not require a reboot of your computer.
The Microsoft Government Webinar Series is now live! We will be hosting a monthly webinar where you can get the latest information on the hottest topics in the Government and Public Sector space.
The webinars focus on Windows 8, Windows Server, Office 2013 & Lync.
Microsoft announced that it has redesigned the upcoming Imagine Cup 2013around three new core competitions — World Citizenship, Games and Innovation — and significantly increased the prize money to encourage more young developers and aspiring entrepreneurs to participate in the annual event.
In its 11th year, the Worldwide Finals of Imagine Cup 2013 will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, from 8 to 11 July 2013. The competition will build on the core elements that have contributed to the Imagine Cup’s popularity with students in the past 10 years — social impact and gaming — while expanding the competition’s focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.
Climate change poses a real threat to animal species as they struggle to adapt to a warming planet and changing ecosystems. Microsoft announced that we are forming a new partnership with the IUCN that will combine science conservation and computer technology to enhance the IUCN Red List. The partnership will improve our understanding of species-specific threats by letting users map spatial information on those threats.
Microsoft is proud to sponsor the Ai group Technology Summit 2012. The Summit will provide business owners with a clear understanding of how strategic implementation of technologies can improve productivity and build business capabilities.
This Summit will showcase expert information and case studies that businesses need to better understand the enormous growth opportunities and productivity benefits through implementing information and communication technologies (ICT).
Futures, Microsoft’s online technology policy portal, keeps you up-to-date with the latest developments in an evolving industry. With viewpoints from government leaders, industry practitioners and technology specialists, Futures will navigate you through a range of issues, notably cloud computing and innovation in healthcare, education, security and defence.
As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Week, we wanted to highlight one of the lesser known features in your browser that is making a big difference to the safety of Australian consumers online. It’s called SmartScreen Application Reputation and it’s a free feature switched on by default in Internet Explorer 9.
Microsoft will be running two training sessions in Canberra on optimising the accessibility of Microsoft Office documents. These sessions will primarily focus on Word, however PowerPoint and Excel will also be covered. The sessions have been designed specifically for Australian Public Service (APS) personnel in partnership with AGIMO.