A Cloud of Childhood Memories

Barnardos Australia helps children in foster care preserve their life stories, important keepsakes and records via new cloud-based app, MyStory.

Sadam’s Story: Aim for the sky and reach the moon

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 is just around the corner. We feature Somali Australian Sadam Ahmed, a blind young man who persevered against all odds to shape his own future, and works towards breaking down barriers between the blind and the sighted with technology.

Imagine Cup Winners Bringing Healthcare into Homes

Winners of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012 recently announced a partnership with a company that would improve remote healthcare services in the United States of America. Find out how they are bringing healthcare services to American homes.

3 Ed-tech Trends in APAC

  As Information and Communication Technology (ICT) becomes an integral part of our lives, educators have been re-examining their beliefs of epistemology and pedagogy, resulting in some dramatic reforms. The effects are nowhere more keenly felt than in Asia, with its large 600 million K-12 students, and challenges in providing equal access to educational opportunities….

Hour of Code 2015 Stretches across 17 Asian Countries to Reach Over 230,000 Youth

By Jeff Bullwinkel, Associate General Counsel and Director of Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Asia Pacific & Japan Did you know that an average person today has access to more computing power in their back pocket than NASA had when they first put two men on the moon in 1969? But the Digital Age is…

#UpgradeYourWorld: Public Chooses 50 Nonprofit Organisations to Receive Support

In July, Microsoft kicked off a 12-month initiative to #UpgradeYourWorld as part of the launch of Windows 10 by celebrating people and organisations who do great things. We are thrilled about the engagement we have seen from millions of people sharing their stories and supporting nonprofit organisations around the world. As part of our US$10…

Microsoft Employees’ BIG Ideas on Coding Take Shape

In conjunction with the 2015 #WeSpeakCode campaign, Microsoft challenged its employees in Asia to develop their own BIG Idea to encourage more people to learn coding. Earlier, we showcased JP Sibug's BIG Idea to teach coding to people with disabilities in the Philippines. Now we introduce you to Michelle Sandford and Elise Stanberg, both from…

It’s a Wrap! Asia Teams Scored at Imagine Cup Finals 2015

In another banner year for Asian teams, young innovators from across the region captured our imagination again with their winning projects at the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals 2015. Held in Microsoft’s home turf of Seattle, teams from Australia, Singapore and China stood out from a packed field of 33 teams, each managing to clinch a…

Dare to Imagine – Imagine Cup 2015 World Finalists Announced!

150 teams from 64 countries participated in the World Semifinals of the Imagine Cup 2015 competition. Judges have evaluated all the projects and found some very impressive work. Emerging from the five minute video pitch challenge are 33 finalists from the three categories of Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship. We are proud to present to…

Medical Students Tackle Anaemia by Taking a ‘Selfie’

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72IhML1ARaw:0:0] Despite the lack of a formal IT education, medical students Jennifer Tang and Jarrel Seah from Australia have created an app called Eyenaemia – a non-invasive, cost-effective solution that allows people to use their cell phones to screen for anaemia from anywhere. The inspiration for Eyenamia came while the two were on medical work…