Tech Mela 2016: Transforming Ideas into Successful Innovations

Tech Mela, an annual technology event organised by Microsoft Innovation Centre Nepal, was well-received by attendees. From idea pitching competitions to discussions on technological issues such as e-waste, find out more about what took place this year.


4 Signs Your Nonprofit Needs Technology

Are you a nonprofit that is hesitant to invest more in technology? Read this article to find out if you should rethink your IT and improve the way you make an impact.


#ExpertSchool: Opaheke School Enhances Learning through Technology

  New Zealand’s Opaheke School abides by a simple yet powerful vision: to empower its community of learners to confidently meet the challenges of the 21st century. “The workplace of the future is changing rapidly, and we should equip students with the right skills from a young age to help them prepare for their success…


#HowDoYouDoIt: Making Classrooms Smarter with Technology

From presentations to mobile apps, technology has crept its way into many educator’s teaching methods, who are recognising its role in transforming education and improving their students’ learning experience. Find out how educators in Asia Pacific are incorporating technology in their classes.


#ExpertEducator: Jakkrapong Juntawong Talks about the Role of Technology in Fostering Student Collaboration

Jakkrapong Juntawong’s belief in the strength of using technology in the classroom has led him to win several education competitions, including first prize in the Partners in Learning Thailand 2015 awards, the Thailand Innovative Teachers Leadership Awards 2015, as well as the Platinum Certification of Innovation for ASEAN Community & 21st Century Skills.   The…


Skype Translator’s Magic Connects People Despite Language Differences

Microsoft is thrilled to start rolling out Skype Translator to millions of people—by introducing six voice languages. This includes English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish, as well as 50 other messaging languages into the Skype for Windows desktop app. It has been a long-time dream at Skype to break down language barriers and bring…


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…


Using Technology to Improve Food Recycling at a New Zealand NGO

By Denise Fuentes, Principal Engagement Manager, Microsoft Services New Zealand Kaibosh is a Wellington-based non-profit that acts as a link between the food industry and charities that support people in need. Since 2008, Kaibosh has been redistributing discarded food—from restaurants, bakeries, food shops and supermarkets—to more than 25 local organisations. These foods are safe to…


Fun(d)raising at President’s Challenge Ultimate Telematch

By Aude Breteau, Marketing and Communications Manager, Microsoft Singapore It is satisfying and heart-warming to be able to directly benefit those who are less fortunate. I would have to say this is how many of us at Microsoft Singapore feel each year when we participate in the annual  President’s Challenge, as we reflect on the…


It is the Small Businesses that Make a Big Difference

Asia is the world’s fastest growing economic region, and one of the key contributors that drive this is the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, which also serves as the backbone for developing Asian economies. The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) recently held the APEC SME Ministerial Meeting 2013 at Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, from…