Kinect for Windows Puts Patients at Ease

[View:] Going to the hospital is hardly ever fun. It’s a sterile environment full of needles and institutional décor that’s the furthest thing from making you feel comfortable. A children’s clinic in Miami set out to change all that by using technology to put patients at ease and Kinect for Windows plays a big role…


Hong Kong’s Crossroads Foundation Enhances Operations with Microsoft Software

Hong Kong-based nonprofit organisation Crossroads Foundation serves global need by linking those who are in need with those who can provide help by providing an intersection, literally a crossroads, to bring both together. Learn more about the four global crossroads services. The Foundation is now using Microsoft SQL Server® Reporting Services (SSRS) as the platform to develop…


What Can I do for Wildlife? Make a Positive Difference for Conservation!

The Wildlife Reserves of Singapore (WRS) is one of six selected beneficiaries of the Dollar Matching programme launched by Microsoft Singapore this year to increase its fundraising support to local nonprofit groups.   Microsoft will match the donated sum made by its Singapore-based employees (up to SGD500 per employee) to support WRS and their conservation…


ThinkUKnow Australia Promotes Awareness of Online Safety for Young People

In a world where Australian youths are exposed to the potential dangers of digital technologies from a very young age, there is significant concern that adults — particularly those who grew up in an age before the Internet even existed — are sometimes not well informed enough to be able to keep children safe online….


Opening New Career Paths for Rural Residents in India

Microsoft has been collaborating with the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) India since 2005 to set up Community Based Technology Learning Centres (CTLCs) across the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, providing underprivileged people with better access to Information Technology (IT) training. The collaboration is part of Microsoft’s Community Technology Skills Programme, which…


TechSoup Makes it Easier for US Foundations to Support NGOs in Asia

TechSoup partners with Microsoft to deliver technology donations and supporting services to the Asia Pacific region. Over the past year, we have been bringing donated technology from Microsoft and other tech companies to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines through In the coming months, we’ll be extending our reach to Indonesia and Vietnam as…


Microsoft Korea Volunteers Organise Trip for Children with Special Needs

In early August, a group of 14 Microsoft Korea volunteers accompanied seven young children from the Amsa Rehabilitation Center on a trip to enjoy the natural environment of Namhansansung. The Amsa Rehabilitation Center in Seoul provides specialised care and medical treatment for young children with special needs in South Korea. Many of the children at…


Microsoft Singapore Raises Funds to Help Young People Overcome Disadvantages

The Children-At-Risk Empowerment (CARE) Association of Singapore is one of six selected beneficiaries of the Dollar Matching programme recently launched by Microsoft Singapore this year to increase its fundraising support to nonprofit groups in Singapore. Established in 1997, CARE Singapore is a registered charity and a youth development agency that provides school-based social work services,…


Empowering Nonprofit Activities in the Philippines’ Remote Municipalities

Addressing the need for closer collaboration with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) outside the major metropolitan areas, Microsoft Philippines has launched the new NGO Tour initiative to support nonprofit activities conducted in more remote municipalities.     The NGO Tour kicked off with a seminar held on 24 August in Pavia, a small town in Iloilo province. The…


Technology and the Māori Language Awards 2012

This article was written by Waldo Kuipers, Corporate Affairs Manager, Microsoft New Zealand Limited, and was originally published on the New Zealand Microsoft GovTech blog. The Māori Language Awards 2012 were held on Friday last week in Tauranga, an inspiring event that celebrated the contributions of 30 individuals and organisations who have contributed to te…