#WeSpeakCode 2015 Conquers Asia Pacific with More than 35,000 Students across 11 Countries Learning to Code

The second year of Asia Pacific’s #WeSpeakCode campaign, part of Microsoft’s YouthSpark programme, came back bigger than before! The regional effort succeeded in challenging thousands of youth to do their first hour of code and got many experienced coders to share their love of programing across the region between 23-29 March. From colourful India to…

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Hans Andersen Club Boosts Staff Productivity through Microsoft Cloud-based Solutions

Hans Andersen Club (HAC) is a nonprofit organisation with a strong focus on the wellbeing of children and youth. Aimed at enabling the holistic development of children, HAC promotes reading-related activities to help them adapt more easily to a knowledge-based society. The nonprofit, named after renowned Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, was established in 1963…

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The Math and Science of Social Media: 20 Tips and Tricks for Nonprofits

Free Webinar! Wednesday, 26 November, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm (Australia EST) Register now!ORWednesday, 3 December, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (Australia EST) Register now! More than a decade into the Social Web, mathematicians and social scientists have had ample time to study how, when and why online individuals engage with nonprofits on social networks…

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10 Tips for Successful Implementation for Office 365

Office 365 includes anywhere access to web-based versions of the Office tools you know, plus professional email, web conferencing, file sharing and more. Microsoft provides Office 365 to qualifying nonprofits as a donation through its software donation programme. Here are our top ten tips for implementing Office 365 successfully. Remember, it is always worth having…

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Young Thai Gets Family Homestay Business Online

As part of the global Microsoft initiative YouthSpark, Microsoft Thailand has been running a programme called ‘Enhancing ICT Skills of Small Medium Enterprises in ASEAN to help build the capacity of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to put them in a better position to capture opportunities through technology. By using the Internet, social media and…

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Thailand selects Office 365 for every student nationwide

Eight million students and 400,000 teachers across Thailand now have access to Office 365 for education, giving them the ability to create, connect and collaborate on an advanced and enterprise-ready cloud platform that is safe and secured. Thanks to Microsoft Thailand and the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC), a five-year agreement to address…

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Hong Kong’s GirlSpark Camp Encourages Pursuit of Passion for Technology

“I’ve always been interested in developing my career within the ICT industry. However, be it in Hong Kong or in other places, this industry has always been perceived as a male-dominated one,” said Emy Chang, a student from the University of Hong Kong. Unfortunately, this is a sentiment echoed by many girls and women repeatedly…

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Indonesian Pre-School Wins IT Makeover Contest Asia Pacific

While Indonesia’s economy is fast rising to be the largest in Southeast Asia, its education sector is still struggling hard to catch up with its economic improvements. The lack of funding and infrastructure continues to challenge the educational progress of many Indonesian children who make up nearly 30 percent of the archipelago nation. Despite these…

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YouthSpark supports Practical Office and Agricultural Skills for Nepali Youth

Through diverse programmes and partnerships with youth-serving nonprofits, Microsoft YouthSpark is aimed at creating new opportunities for millions of young people around the world. Back in May 2013, four projects won funding in a South Asia Regional Grant competition, ‘Youth Solutions! Technology for Skills and Employment’, to implement ICT projects that can reduce youth unemployment. We…

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Connecting Nepal’s Technical Community: CAN Softech and DevTech Day

By Allen Bailochan Tuladhar, Country Director, Microsoft Innovation Center Our recent slew of events, where turnout figures ran from the hundreds to the thousands, has knocked the wind out of me slightly. But I’m proud to say that the Microsoft Innovation Center(MIC) team has done exceptionally well in running multiple Windows Phone 8 App development…

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