How to plan a trip on your Surface

If you’re planning a trip this holiday season, your Windows 10-powered Surface can make the planning process more fun and collaborative. Get the most out of your vacation with these tips for selecting a destination, planning your itinerary, booking flights and accommodation. Planning First, decide on a place to go. Microsoft Edge on Windows 10…

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Artificial Intelligence for beginners

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Artificial intelligence uses computing power to process huge amounts of data.  This gives computers the ability to perform, and outperform, when carrying out tasks that require a certain level of human intelligence. This includes things like visual perception, recognising speech, independent decision making and analysing information. A good example of AI in…

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Ensuring Africa is not left behind in the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’

By: Antony Cook, Associate General Counsel, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs lead, Microsoft Middle East and Africa Technology is changing Africa. More than any other time in history, innovation is rapidly transforming almost every aspect of how people live, communicate, work and learn across the continent. The rate of change is so quick that some…

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Start-ups: Don’t drown in data

There’s no business too small to benefit from data analytics Let’s set a quick scenario. Kevin is an entrepreneur who owns a kiosk selling locally brewed beers. Kevin keeps a log book of all his sales, so that he always knows how much profit, or loss, he is making. That’s good recording of business data…

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What is Microsoft Azure – ‘The Thing Explainer’

Microsoft Azure is an infrastructure-as-a-service and cloud computing platform for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centres. In short, Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money. To help you better…

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Meet Ghada Khalifa – Director for Middle East and Africa, Microsoft Philanthropies

Who is Ghada Khalifa?  Ghada Khalifa is the Director for Middle East and Africa, Microsoft Philanthropies – a role she acquired in July 2016 after a 19-year tenure at Microsoft. She credits her long stint with the company to the ongoing opportunities she has to create change and make an impact on the lives of…

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Does your business need an app?

5 tips for building intelligent mobile apps for your business More small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) are following the mobile trend, understanding that an effective mobile strategy involves more than just a mobile-friendly website. SMBs that have developed their own dedicated mobile applications are leaps and bounds ahead of their competitors when it comes to taking…

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Four ways Windows 10 protects you from modern threats

In today’s world, working from 8 to 5 is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, and as our work habits change, so do the devices we use to get the job done. To prepare for this new era of mobility, Microsoft and its hardware partners have developed several new security features to help keep…

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Will you lose your job to a robot?

Fast forward 10 years into the future. It’s 2026 and a whole spate of new graduates are taking their first tentative steps into the working world. A world that looks completely different to the one we know today, with career opportunities and job titles that we’ve never even heard of.  Will your dream job still…

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