Students brush up their technology skills at Turkey Summer School

Increasing technology awareness among university students is an important first step in giving them the tools they need to be successful in the 21st century. That was our thinking behind hosting the Microsoft Turkey Open Academy Summer School in last year. 100 students got the chance to visit the Microsoft Turkey offices and increase not…

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Students learn coding skills in a fun environment with Minecraft tutorial

By Editorial team  Learning how to use and innovate with technology are essential skills for today’s youth, giving them the power to drive growth and opportunity for themselves and their communities. That’s why Microsoft has partnered with Code.org for Hour of Code. Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Microsoft Education, recently made the announcement here. Hour…

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Four ways to stay connected with loved ones wherever you are

The word ‘cloud computing’ may sound like something from Star Wars, and only rocket-flying IT gurus can use it.  Well, without knowing it, you share your personal data on the cloud every day when you use social networks to communicate with your friends and family. Cloud computing is essentially the storage and accessing of data…

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How to keep up productivity when freelancing, with cloud computing

Jonah is a young freelance designer. In true millennial fashion, he’s dipping his toes into the ‘gig economy’ and has several projects on the go for various clients. Jonah doesn’t have an office, and instead chooses to work remotely, whether from his clients’ offices, from a café or from his kitchen table. Good time management…

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Why teachers are key in transforming education through technology

Why teachers are key in transforming education through technology The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge – Seymour Papert Did you know that this quote was first said way back in 1993? With today’s increasing use of technology in the classroom and drive for innovation…

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Working 9 to 5 no more: How the gig economy is changing the workplace

By: Isabell Scheuber, General Manager, Marketing & Operations, Microsoft Middle East & Africa Here’s a story about thousands of young people across the Middle East and Africa. For the sake of this story, we’ll call them ‘Ahmed’. Ahmed is a 23-year-old graduate in Egypt. He’s only been working for a year, but by following his passion…

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Make more of your day with the Lumia 650

There are only so many hours in the day, so making the most of your time is critical. But there are only really two ways to improve productivity – you either work harder, or work smarter. Microsoft recently announced the Lumia 650, – the latest smartphone to run on Windows 10 which has been designed…

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In case you missed it: How to pitch to investors and raise money for your startup

By Hanan Abdel Meguid, CEO of Kamelizer and member of the 4Afrika Advisory Council Last month, I had the very exciting opportunity of participating in a live DEMO Africa Twitter party. Together with Harry Hare, Amrote Abdella and Collins Onuegbu (you can see their profiles here), we gathered to share our thoughts on: How to…

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The Start of something new

By Rotimi Olumide, Business Group Director, Windows Division at Microsoft The year was 1995 and a whole new world had opened up for Windows 95 users with the introduction of the Start menu. I’m sure I’m not the only one who remembers the sequence: Start > Programs > Accessories > Games > Solitaire; the ultimate distraction…

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Mariam Abdullahi: Always hungry to learn and make an impact in ICT

Posted by the Editorial Team Microsoft had many reasons to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, thanks to the strong women occupying some of the lead roles in the company. One of those women, Mariam Abdullahi – the Mobile Devices Lead in East Africa – explains her early interest in ICT and says that in…

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