Skilling youth and supporting Africa’s entrepreneurs will foster structural transformation

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Dr. Agnes Soucat, Director for Human Development, African Development Bank. It’s an exciting time in Africa. The continent is emerging as an investment opportunity for the private sector. The IT revolution especially in mobile technology has transformed Africa. Internet usage in Africa is growing faster than any…


Student Privacy Should Not Be for Sale

Posted by Cameron EvansNational & Chief Technology Officer of U.S. Education, Microsoft How would you react if you learned that an outside agency came to your child’s school and, without your knowledge or consent, collected confidential data about your child and then used the data they gathered to make money for themselves? Would you be…

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Sharing Microsoft’s YouthSpark Commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Posted by Lori HarnickGeneral Manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs, Microsoft Last week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Executive Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairs Brad Smith launched a new big bet for the company, Microsoft YouthSpark, a companywide initiative that will create opportunities for 300 million young people around the world over the next…

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New White Paper Details Privacy Safeguards of Office 365

Posted by Brendon LynchChief Privacy Officer, Microsoft Privacy is a top priority for many users of cloud computing, so Microsoft today is releasing a white paper that details many of the specific data protection policies, procedures and tools that have been integrated into Office 365, our newest cloud productivity service. I recently returned from a…

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Studies Find Feds, Companies Nationwide Share Similar Views of Telework

Posted by Martin IsaaksenFederal UC Lead, Microsoft Telework is now the law of the land for federal employees, and based on the results of a recent survey, it appears that teleworkers nationwide share many of the same likes, dislikes and concerns about working remotely as their federal colleagues. President Obama signed the Telework Enhancement Act…