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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.
This week Channel Nine’s A Current Affair (ACA) broadcast a story that centres on a particularly virulent phone scam that has been exploiting consumer trust in high profile brands – including Microsoft – to cheat individuals out of hundreds of dollars.
Australian families are playing video games together around once a week with three out of four Mothers finding active, full body gaming, in particular, an appealing activity to share with their family
Australia is selected to become host nation in 2012 to the world championships of innovation: The Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finals.
I'm delighted to have been invited to visit Australia in June to be the keynote speaker at The Microsoft Australia Politics and Technology Forum.
Online nominations for companies for the 2011 iAwards close on Friday 29 April 2011 at 5.00 pm AEST.
Microsoft has joined with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in recognising World Intellectual Property Day - an event that calls on the IT industry, governments and consumers to speak out about the importance of intellectual property (IP) rights. Strong protections for IP are central to facilitating a culture of innovation that can spur economic growth and create jobs.
Microsoft Australia is proud to support Privacy Awareness week which takes place from 1-7 May 2011.We recognise that privacy is a critical element of a secure computing experience. We understand that technology users have high expectations about how we collect, use, and store their personal information.
Austrade and Microsoft have again partnered to accelerate the success of the local Australian software industry through the conduct of a trade mission to the USA. Last week' s mission focused on e-learning and looked at Australia's transition to a digital economy.
UK’s leading political blogger – Iain Dale, will be addressing Microsoft’s 3rd Politics and Technology Forum: Openness and Transparency in Politics. The Forum is supported by Open Forum. Iain Dale will then participate in a panel discussion of distinguished speakers including Senator Kate Lundy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister; Joe Hockey MP, Shadow Treasurer; Stilgherrian; and Microsoft’s Gianpaolo Carraro. The event MC is Mark Pesce. Register to this complimentary event.
The Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety is conducting an online survey of Australian youth aged 5-18 years to gain insight into their experiences online.
Microsoft Australia supports the survey to ensure the Committee is able to attain important information to the online habits of young Australians.
The Committee’s online survey will be conducted until Wednesday 27 April 2011 and is available at www.aph.gov.au/cybersafety.