Fans speak up about their favourite non-profits

By: Kunle Awosika Microsoft, Kenya Country Manager In celebration of the Windows 10 launch, Microsoft shone a spotlight on people and organisations who are doing great things to upgrade their world each day. Upgrade Your World is a year-long initiative that celebrates people and organisations doing great things, including a series of partnerships with 100…

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Eight apps to help you be more productive on Windows 10

By: Rotimi Olumide, Director, Microsoft Windows Business Division Sub Saharan Africa & Indian Ocean Islands Windows 10 sets out to make your interaction with technology as natural as your interaction with people, and we appreciate apps that do the same. Here is a list of eight productivity boosting apps that embody our vision for Windows…

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Four ways Office 2016 can help your business compete with bigger companies

By: Rami Azzi – Applications & Services Group Lead, West, East and Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands One in seven people on the planet use Microsoft Office and more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 companies use the cloud based version, Office 365. Our latest version of Office apps, Office 2016, are built…

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Ali Faramawy chats about tech, creativity and teamwork at TeenTech Global Youth Summit

Can technology transform society and help shape our future? Ali Faramawy, President of Microsoft Middle East and Africa, is ready to answer to this question at the TeenTechSF Global Youth Summit this Saturday, 5 December. The event will be livestreamed to over 1400 students around the world, so be sure to click on this link…

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Minecraft helps teach students about coding

One of the key ways to drive growth and opportunity for African youth is to equip them with the skills that allow them to innovate using technology. We believe coding is one of these skills, which is why we are once again partnering with Code.org for Hour of Code. This year, the global campaign comes…

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Ready, set, scale: Integrating Kenyan SMEs in the devolved government

By Editorial team Since Kenya’s announcement to devolve its system of governance to the County level, the path for SMEs to launch and expand their business is expected to become easier. According to a new survey by ThinkRoom, Kenya comes 8th out of 12 sub-Saharan African countries in terms of ease of doing business. The…

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Three reasons why science education for girls matters

By: Olusola Amusan, Citizenship Manager, Microsoft Nigeria Microsoft recently partnered with the Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility and Children’s Rights (CSR Children) to support their efforts to encourage the participation of girls in science and technology education. This got me thinking about the broader ramifications of science education for girls. It’s been a long-standing trend…

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Built for teamwork: working better together with Office 2016

By: Rami Azzi In the modern workplace, collaboration is everything – but real, effective teamwork can be hard to get right. How we work, where we work and with whom we work is changing rapidly and technology needs to enable this so that we can forget about the process and focus on the progress.At Microsoft,…

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Do you have what it takes to be a cloud solutions architect?

By Editorial Demand for skills in the cloud is at an all-time high in the Middle East and Africa as it moves rapidly into the mobile-first, cloud-first world. At Microsoft, we are encouraging those in the field of IT to gain skills in cloud and data architecture. Microsoft’s unique approach to the cloud spans three…

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We’re listening to make Windows 10 better for you

By: Rotimi Olumide Customers are at the heart of any organisation’s success. That’s why at Microsoft we really focused on what you had to say to develope and release Windows 10. It’s important to us that the products we create give you what you need to have the best experience whether in work or play……

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