Office 365 Helps Nonprofits Do More Good

As nonprofits across the globe work to meet the needs of those they serve, it becomes increasingly difficult to dedicate precious resources to the latest technology advancements. Microsoft is doing its part to assist their efforts through the Technology for Good program. As part of this initiative, the company will be donating Office 365  including…

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2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup U.S. Finalists Announced

The world’s coolest student technology competition just announced who is making it to the next round! Microsoft just unveiled the 10 teams who will compete in the 11th annual Imagine Cup U.S. Finals Demo Day on May 13 in Silicon Valley. Each of the top teams will pitch their business to investors, as well as…

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Microsoft Ranked #1 in Best Corporate Social Responsibility Programs, Continues Dedication to Citizens and Communities

Who doesn’t like to get an award? Microsoft was recently named number one in Corporate Social Responsibility by the Reputation Institute for our philanthropy efforts. While this award is a wonderful validation, there is something much more important than recognition:  the people and communities who benefit from the employees who take their time to give…

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Create apps for good: Microsoft launches contest to create apps that impact the world

Do you have an idea that will help children learn how to read? Are you passionate about keeping our environment clean? Well now you have the opportunity to create an app that can help the world — and win up to $15,000 in the process. To celebrate the launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8,…

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Nearly 16,000 Microsoft Partners and Executives Attend the Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto

Nearly 16,000 Microsoft partners and executives took Canada by storm last week for the company’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). Each year, partners from around the globe unite for a four-day conference to celebrate the accomplishments of the company’s partner network, consisting of more than 640,000 partners, and provide a preview of the most exciting…

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Day of Giving Sets the Tone for WPC 2011

Microsoft’s West Region Citizenship Director, Celeste Alleyne, discusses why Day of Giving is the ideal kick-off event for Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference. Each year Microsoft invites thousands of global partners to attend the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), and each year we open the conference with the Day of Giving.  The Day of Giving…

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Los Angeles Area Students Among the First Round of US Imagine Cup Finalists

Microsoft recently announced the First Round of U.S. finalists for Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011, a global competition of more than 325,000 students representing 100 countries and regions, who work in teams solve global issues through research, personal passion and technology. Two of the finalist teams include students from Southern California universities. In the Mobile Game Design…

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Microsoft and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Announce Technology Grant to Elevate Learning Skills in Los Angeles

In late October, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Microsoft joined school leaders of the Mendez Learning Center to announce a new focus on turning around underperforming urban schools within the LAUSD.   Microsoft, through a relationship with Partnership Schools for Los Angeles, provided Mendez with a $1 million grant of the most innovative software, curriculum and…

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A Blog for Technology Fans in Los Angeles

Welcome to the Microsoft Los Angeles blog. Here you will find posts, videos and news about Microsoft’s involvement in Southern California. More than 3,000 Microsoft employees live and work in California, with more than 300 employees based in Southern California.   Many exciting Microsoft initiatives are underway right now in the area, from our local…

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