Preparing Teens for a Career in Technology

Established by the Governor of Riyadh, the Prince Salman Science Oasis (PSSO) is a nonprofit, interactive center that nurtures innovation, creativity, and interest in scientific advancement among Saudi youth. Microsoft partnered with PSSO to conduct a training for young people between the ages of 12 and 17 in information technology skills to prepare them for…


No Summer Holiday for Partners in Learning!

On the Unlimited Potential team we work with the common understanding that education is the cornerstone of economic opportunity and I am always amazed at how far my team will go to make sure that the benefits of technology are extended to communities worldwide, year-round. One of our global initiatives for education is called Partners…


First Place Imagine Cup Design for Development Award goes to COSMIC!

This just in from Cairo…a big congratulations to team COSMIC from Universiti Sains Malaysia! At tonight’s Imagine Cup closing ceremony staged in front of the Pyramids, Jasy Liew Suet Yan, Loo Wan Koe, Mathew Phiong Yoon Kheong, Ooi Keng Siang were awarded the 1st place Unlimited Potential Design for Development Achievement Award for their project…


Imagine Cup Students Travel to Redmond

Last week, students participating in the Imagine Cup traveled to Microsoft’s Redmond campus to meet with various Microsoft teams as they prepare for the 2009 Worldwide Finals in Cairo, Egypt. Team SKAN from India and Team MultiPoint WEB from the U.S. used the opportunity to network with developers and programmers at the company. Team SKAN…


Shaping the future with technology

Part of Microsoft Unlimited Potential, Shape the Future provides tools that help governments create smart, sustainable and inclusive technology programs for their citizens – including not only affordable access to devices and software, but technology skills training, workshops and technology assistance with the end goal of ensuring their citizens are part of the information society….


Social Entrepreneurs in the Making

It is Imagine Cup season! Known as the “Olympics of Technology,” Microsoft Imagine Cup is the preeminent student technology competition in the world. This year, over 300,000 students from 100 countries are vying for a chance to compete in the Worldwide Finals in Cairo and all trying to solve the world’s toughest problems. The Imagine Cup…


Imagine Cup US Finals - People’s Choice (that means YOU!)

Next week some of the brightest – and youngest – minds in America will compete in the US Finals of the Imagine Cup, Microsoft’s worldwide student technology competition. Fifteen student teams were chosen out of thousands to showcase the technology applications they designed to help “solve the world’s toughest problems” of eradicating hunger and poverty,…


Startup Businesses Get a Helping Hand

Microsoft Malaysia aims to reach 500 successful Malaysian companies within three years with its recently launched Microsoft BizSpark program. The BizSpark program gives startups access to Microsoft development tools, platform technologies, as well as other products to bring to new, innovative solutions to the market for providing the next generation of user experiences. BizSpark Signing…


Improving Rural Mass Transit Information in South Africa – Team Smile

The following guest post comes from Team Smile, a team of finalists for the Imagine Cup Rural Innovation Award from South Africa. Team Smile developed WhereIsMyShuttle?, which uses GPS/GPRS tracking devices fitted to buses to provide daily schedules of bus activities via SMS. The system also provides an automated notification service to alert riders of…


Microsoft DreamSpark Gives Students Access to Technical Software at No Charge

The Microsoft DreamSpark student program is part of Microsoft Unlimited Potential and provides students with access to a broad range of development and design software for download at no charge.The program is now available to college and high school students around the world. Commenting at the launch of the program, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said:…