Saving Children from the Streets with the Cloud

Find out how Don Bosco revamped its information management system with Microsoft Azure to better track, rescue, and rehabilitate more missing children in India.

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Empowering Local Startups to help Bridge the Digital Divide

Four Asian companies recently received the Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative grant to aid their efforts in closing the connectivity gap in Asia. Learn more about what they do, and how they plan to use the grant.

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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…

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Challenge for Change: In Conversation with the Asian Winners

It was a regular morning for 20 year-old Roopam Sharma as he entered the school lab and turned on his laptop, until he found out that he won in the Microsoft Challenge for Change global contest.

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#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…

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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…

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YouthSpark Challenge for Change – Meet the Winners!

In February this year, Microsoft announced the launch of Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change, an online contest from Microsoft YouthSpark in which young people were invited to submit an idea for a social good project designed to spark change in their communities or around the world.  In its third year, the Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for…

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YouthSpark Profile: Sathya Narayanan Subramanian

YouthSpark Profiles highlight young people in Asia Pacific who are dedicated to changing the world through technology and inspiring others along the way. Name: Sathya Narayanan SubramanianCountry: IndiaOccupation: Managing Director, Coimbatore User Group India Private Limited (CBEUG) and a law student “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him to…

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Asia Pacific Week of Code is Here!

There are nearly 3.5 billion people speaking more than 2000 languages in Asia Pacific. Can you imagine if there was a common language that could unite this diverse region and open doors to opportunities?   Through our YouthSpark programme, Microsoft is challenging youth across Asia Pacific to do an hour of code between 21-27 April,…

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Celebrities Call Out for #WeSpeakCode

We Speak Code. Do you? As part of Microsoft’s global YouthSpark Initiative, and with celebrities around Asia showing their support for more young people to learn to code in school, we are proud to present a Week of Code to encourage everyone to try their first Hour of Code at code.org. It’s easy, fun and…

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