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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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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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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[Video] Female coders on the rise in the Middle East and Africa

Imagining, inventing, building, creating, solving. Coding. It’s one of the most valuable skills you can learn today. More and more new career paths are emerging that require an understanding of coding. Sadly, careers in tech are still disproportionately filled. For many young girls, learning to code wasn’t an option – either because they were encouraged…

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Diversity and inclusion: more than just gender equality

By: Nidhi Singh – Diversity and Inclusion Manager IMEA I recently attended the 3rd annual Middle East & Africa (MEA) Women’s Conference in Istanbul, Turkey hosted by Microsoft. This year’s theme was all about celebrating diversity and inclusion in the MEA region. As the diversity and inclusion manager for Microsoft India, Middle East and Africa,…

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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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Let your Lumia do the loving this Valentine’s Day

The heart-shaped holiday is here and we’ve rounded up a few ways your Lumia can help you celebrate with your special someone. Love OneNote OneNote is the perfect place to jot down your feelings before you profess your Valentine’s Day messages to your loved one. You can even use OneNote to scribble down your plans…

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Three ways we’re empowering nonprofits and universities over the next three years

Cloud computing is fast becoming a vital resource for addressing the world’s problems, as it helps to fuel breakthroughs across a range of economic and social challenges. At the same time, university researchers and nonprofits play a critical role in driving positive change in society. For these reasons we are committed to putting the Microsoft…

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