Many people don't know they are eligible for complimentary Microsoft software and services. You can help spread the word to ensure that people in your community are making the best of what's available to them.
Microsoft and many other suppliers offer technology donations through TechSoup. Microsoft has donated more than $19,000,000 worth of technology to NZ nonprofits through this programme.
Microsoft's BizSpark programme provides complimentary software, cloud services and access to a community of partners around the world who are involved in supporting software-fueled innovation and the next generation of technology entrepreneurs.
For home users and small businesses, Microsoft Security Essentials is a complimentary download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and is automatically updated to protect Windows PCs with the latest anti-malware technology.
Māori language packs
Complimentary Māori language packs are available for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office are available to translate commonly-used features, giving people the choice to use the technology in a language that is familiar.
Microsoft offers a number of services free of charge to help people live and work a little smarter. Here’s a quick overview of technology to make life a little simpler and more fun. More than a million Kiwis use at least one of these services, and you'll probably find something that's useful for you and your community.
Protect your online safety
For Cyber-Safety Awareness Week this year, we featured top tips to help you keep safer and more secure online.
Microsoft’s Imagine Cup asks students to take on the challenge to develop technology to make a difference in the world. In the process we hope they’ll have an experience that will inspire them to think broadly about the future.
This year nearly 300 teams of Kiwi tertiary students took on the challenge of imagining a world where technology solves the toughest problems – and to prove it can be done. It’s a gauntlet of ingenuity, perseverance and entrepreneurial skill. Just twenty teams were chosen to compete at the NZ Imagine Cup 2011 finals festival in April 2011 at the University of Auckland.
For more than two decades, people have struggled to understand the cyber threat, evaluate the risks to individuals, organizations (including nation-states), and society at large, and craft appropriate responses.
Microsoft New Zealand will be hosting a Connecting Communities forum targeting the nonprofit and charity sector with the focus on technology.
The Citizen’s Advice Bureau has launched a new website, making its database of national and local information available directly to people on the web. The new website was made possible due to support from multiple partners including a $5.5 million software donation by Microsoft New Zealand – the largest amount donated by the company in New Zealand
New Zealander Brendon Lynch, Microsoft’s chief privacy officer was interviewed by V3.co.uk on the challenge of e-identity and online privacy issues
Microsoft New Zealand is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the New Zealand Computer Society conference, which takes place this week
Following the earthquake that has devastated many parts of Christchurch and the Canterbury Region this month, Microsoft New Zealand is making the following support offerings available to affected customers and partners