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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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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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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De-mystifying coding with a little help from Minecraft

It is essential that today’s youth are equipped with the skills to use and innovate with technology. That’s why we’re so pleased that Microsoft has again partnered with Code.org for Hour of Code. The global campaign encourages millions of students around the world to try their hand at coding. This year, we have added a…

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Bahraini startups and SMEs empowered to succeed with access to technology

By Sherif Tawfik, Microsoft Country Manager for Bahrain and Oman Start-ups and SMEs are considered by many to be the engine of the economy, driving employment and innovation. In the Middle East, many young entrepreneurs are seizing the opportunity to improve civil society by developing start-ups that address key issues, so it makes sense that…

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

By Editorial Team As the Middle East and Africa move increasingly into the mobile-first, cloud-first world, Microsoft is encouraging those in the field of IT to gain skills in cloud and data architecture. Meet Umit Sunar and Eric Ballnath, two of Microsoft’s cloud solutions architects from Turkey and the UAE respectively, who have what it…

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4 ways technology can help your family keep healthy

By Editorial team  We all want to be healthy, but it is easy for other obligations to get in the way. Technology not only helps you prioritise your tasks and be more productive, giving you more time to exercise, it can also help improve your and your family’s health. Here are four ways how you…

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Special needs children empowered with Windows 10 technology

Mohammed Arif, Windows Business Group Lead at Microsoft Gulf Every person, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Technology has the power to help, levelling the playing field for those with special needs.It was with this in mind that Microsoft partnered with Al Noor Training Centre…

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Five reasons why you need a dual SIM phone

Posted by Editorial Team You might have heard that the Microsoft Lumia 640 has dual SIM capability. So what, you may ask? In a nutshell, a dual SIM phone is exactly what it sounds like: a mobile phone with slots for two SIM cards. This means your phone holds two numbers and two identities simultaneously…

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Helping build Saudi Arabia’s future in the cloud

Posted by Abdulla Al Uzaib, Marketing & Communication Lead, Microsoft Arabia  In 2006, when Saudi Arabia had yet to embrace the cloud, co-founder of Virtual Vision (V2), Hazem Sandouka, had the foresight to see that this technology was the way of the future – and the company was born. Working with Microsoft, the company began…

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