The Importance of Partnership in Education

Posted by Brad SmithSVP and General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation In today’s Seattle Times, I wrote an op-ed calling upon Washington state to take new steps to improve education.   While much of this responsibility falls on legislators and educators, it’s also important for businesses to play a role in supporting positive educational reforms.  So, I’d like…

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Elevate America: Extending our support for skills training

Posted by Pamela Passman Corporate Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs Today we are announcing the latest expansion of our Elevate America program, which aims to provide people across the United States with the technology skills they need to find employment. The Elevate America community initiative will focus on partnering with nonprofits to support job training programs and…


Technology in Action: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Posted by Tim CrantonAssociate General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit For most of the 11 years I’ve worked at Microsoft, I’ve focused on ways to fight the constantly evolving threat of cybercrime. Computer facilitated crimes have many faces, and by far the most difficult and heartrending crimes I’ve come across in this work are crimes…

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World Humanitarian Day – Honoring those who support people in need

Posted by Claire BonillaSenior Director of Disaster Management In recognition of World Humanitarian Day on August 19, Microsoft commends the thousands of aid workers who have devoted their lives to bringing assistance to others. The international humanitarian community is facing new challenges spawned by climate change, chronic poverty, food crisis, water and energy scarcity, migration,…

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A More Perfect Union for Collaborative Learning

Posted by Cameron EvansNational and Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Education Cameron Evans At EDUCOMM 2010, identity was one of the most tweeted topics during the panel session when I remarked, “…it’s easier for me to enter a foreign country than it is to log into a university network!”  I took the laughter as both agreement…

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Partnering for higher education excellence in Washington State

Posted by Brad SmithSenior Vice President and General Counsel  Governor Gregoire has created a new Higher Education Task Force and asked me to serve as its chair.  In keeping with the task force approach, our group is scheduled to meet four times this summer and early fall to develop a long-term strategic approach to maximizing…

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