YouthSpark: Opening Up Opportunities for 227 Million Young People…and Counting

Posted by Openness Team When Microsoft launched YouthSpark in 2012, the companywide initiative set out to create education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for 300 million young people over the course of three years. Two years into the effort, Microsoft YouthSpark has created opportunities for 227 million young people in more than 100 countries, working together…

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Summer School in Turkey: Where Top University Students Spent a Month with Microsoft

Posted by Openness Team For more than two years, Microsoft Turkey has been running a program called Open Academy (Açik Akademi) with the goal of providing valuable online training for anyone interested in developing mobile applications, regardless of their current skill level. Open Academy has various levels of online classes, from beginners to advance, and…

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Updates to Lync Mobile for iPad and iPhone

Posted by Openness Team Yesterday, Microsoft released Lync Mobile updates for iPad and iPhone, improving the experience for online meetings on-the-go. This update introduces the Gallery View for the iPad, which automatically detects and shows the video streams of the most active speakers in a meeting, as well as adds improved participant management for both…

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Back to School: OneNote for Android Tablets

Posted by Openness Team This week Microsoft released a OneNote for Android update, extending the commitment to help OneNote fans access to their notes and capture their moments of inspiration from virtually anywhere on their favorite devices – Windows, Windows Phone, iOS (iPad and iPhone), or Android. For those new to the application, Microsoft OneNote…

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Updates to Office for iPad

Posted by Openness Team Four months ago Microsoft released Office for iPad — the world’s best productivity experience reimagined for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Since then millions of users have had the chance to use Office for iPad and provide valuable feedback. The Office team has been hard at work delivering updates and recently sharing…

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Skype 5.0 for Android Makes Connecting with Friends Easier

Posted by Openness Team Helping users keep in touch with the people who matter most in their lives has always been a key goal for the Skype team. Recently, Skype announced a brand new feature for Android users that makes it easier than ever to find the people you’re looking for amongst the 300 million…

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Openness Partner Spotlight: COPA-DATA Helping Governments Manage Big Data from the ‘Internet of Things’

Posted by Openness Team As thousands of our partners gather in Washington D.C. for Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 this week, many will be focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and how these new data sources can be translated into insights. We’re fortunate to be working with COPA-DATA, a Microsoft Partner Network member since 2005…

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Openness Partner Spotlight: Codetoki Partners with BizSpark to Empower Youth with Coding Skills

Posted by Openness Team The Philippine Government wants to empower today’s youth by increasing employability, and sees better IT skills as a major enabler. In 2013, local software company, Codetoki, decided to help by devising an online game that tests and scores coding skills. “My vision was to create a skills-development game where students could…

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How Openness Translates into Opportunities for Microsoft Partners

Posted by Mark Hill Vice President, Open Source Sales and Marketing Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 (WPC) kicks off today in Washington D.C., where partners get to see first-hand how Microsoft’s mobile-first, cloud-first vision translates into partner opportunities. As Satya Nadella said in a message to employees last week, “developers and partners will thrive by creatively…

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