Making our partners’ causes our causes

Today at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, we’re announcing the “What’s Your Cause Challenge” which will help support the fantastic work our partners have underway with nonprofits around the world. We believe that together we can have a greater impact, so we are committing to provide free Microsoft software to youth-focused nonprofits nominated…


Calling On Our Partners to Showcase Their CSR Efforts

It’s that time of year again, time for us to turn the spotlight on our vast partner network. Each summer, Microsoft honors its partners from around the world for doing creative and innovative work with our products. What some people may not know is that our Corporate Citizenship team hops on that bandwagon to celebrate…


22 Years Ago…

Guest Post by TechSoup Global founder and co-CEO, Daniel Ben-Horin Back in 1989, TechSoup Global (then called “CompuMentor”) was two years old and pioneering our notion of matching high level tech-savvy volunteers with nonprofits. I’d neglected to invent the World Wide Web at the same time as starting CompuMentor, so organizing this new form of…


Tech Tech Baby: the faces of the future sure have changed…

The year was 1990, Vanilla Ice’s hit “Ice Ice Baby” was rocking the radio waves, and the combination of neon MC Hammer pants and a Bozworth Mullet made me feel like the coolest kid in the second grade. Growing up an only child raised by a single mother, after school programs occupied the hours between…


Celebrating our 2010 Citizenship Partner of the Year: Computacion Olidata LTD from Chile

I recently had the honor of learning more about Computacion Olidata in Washington D.C. during the annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. Olidata is the winner of our Citizenship Partner of the Year award and exemplifies an exceptional commitment to social responsibility. The Partner awards honor Microsoft Registered, Certified and Gold Certified partners for delivering exceptional…


1+1=3: How Microsoft’s Partnerships with International Organizations Help Save Lives and Offer Hope

This week I am attending Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington D.C. In the past, this conference was focused on Microsoft’s commercial partners – the 700,000 partners who work with us to develop innovative applications built on our technology. This year 10,000 attendees, 60% from overseas and representing 190+ countries have joined us here. While…


Trip Report: South East Asia - Community First and Technology Second

Without doubt one of the best aspects of my job is getting to visit our partners and see firsthand their communities and the incredible work they are doing on the ground to address real social and economic issues.   Most recently I was in Philippines and Indonesia and had the privilege visiting with two of our…

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Welcome to the Unlimited Potential Blog

Microsoft Unlimited Potential (UP) was launched by Bill Gates in 2007 as a company-wide effort to bring together business and philanthropic approaches to make technology more relevant, accessible, and affordable; encouraging close collaboration among businesses, local governments, educational institutions, and community organizations. Today, this cross-company effort is represented by 18 Microsoft programs. While each program…

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