Microsoft-commissioned Asia Pacific-wide survey shows that changing consumer needs are driving demand for more powerful and versatile devices like Surface Pro 3 – with 50% of respondents in the region saying that they are no longer desk-bound at work, and 43% of respondents indicating that they would get the best experience for both work and play from a hybrid or laptop than a standalone tablet.

Highlights

 Team Estimeet of New Zealand speaks with 3News on their win at the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals
Aug. 12
3News interviews Hayden Do and Jason Wei of New Zealand’s Team Estimeet to find out the inspiration behind their project which won the Innovation category at the 2014 Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals. They also talk about their amazing journey at this year’s competition and future plans for their project.
Microsoft And Data Sovereignty: Can The US Government Still Take Your Company's Cloud Data?
Aug. 15
Microsoft aims to protect data sovereignty and security of its customers’ data, but has been fighting the US Patriotic Act, as well as the US government and its agencies breaking into its servers and take data related to surveillance and law enforcement activities.
Helping cities and businesses tackle the data deluge
Aug. 13
Sim Seng Chye of OSIsoft, a Microsoft CityNext partner, explains how the company’s PI System built on Microsoft platforms is helping cities and enterprises tackle real-time data demands.
APAC teams dominate 2014 Worldwide Imagine Cup
Aug. 11
Asia-Pacific brought home a record haul of four wins, with Team Eyenaemia of Australia crowned as the overall champion at the 2014 Worldwide Imagine Cup, Microsoft's premier competition for student technologists, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Strengthening Trust in a Data-Centric World
Aug. 11
Jeff Bullwinkel, Microsoft’s Associate General Counsel for Asia Pacific and Japan, outline the precautions Microsoft has undertaken to ensure that customer’s data in the cloud remains protected and secure.
After The Bust: How Taking Down One Botnet Killed 98 Per Cent Of Australian Wire Fraud
Aug. 11
The Citadel Botnet was responsible for 98% of Australian Wire Fraud, and over $500 million was lost to it globally. Luke Hopewell uncovers how Microsoft’s Global Cybercrime Center had a hand in taking down this malicious program.
One year countdown to Windows Server 2003 end of support begins
Jul. 16
With Windows Server 2003 end of support scheduled for 15 July see how Microsoft and partners provide clear path to mobile first, cloud first world to enable next-generation data centers, harness mobility, productivity and big data opportunities today
Megacities: Hotbeds for innovation, progress
Jul. 11
The unprecedented development of megacities has been challenging; putting a strain on resources and public services, and raising concerns for public safety. But whilst development brings many challenges, it also creates endless opportunities and progress. Read about César Cernuda’s take on how governments can leverage on all the potential opportunities that Asia’s burgeoning megacities offer.
Microsoft takes on global cybercrime epidemic in tenth malware disruption
Jul. 11
Microsoft has upped the ante against global cybercrime, taking legal action to clean up malware and help ensure customers stay safer online. The company filed a civil case on June 19, naming two foreign nationals, Mohamed Benabdellah and Naser Al Mutairi, and a U.S. company, Vitalwerks Internet Solutions, LLC (doing business as No-IP.com), for their roles in creating, controlling, and assisting in the infecting of millions of computers with malicious software—harming Microsoft, its customers and the public at large.
1200% return on investment for Australia’s Ministry of Defence
Jul. 11
Australia’s Defence Ministry’s IT approach has changed from being reactive to more preemptive. Its partnership with Microsoft focuses on processes and people resulting in IT problems being detected early, before end users can be affected them. Read the full case study.
How New South Wales achieves 99% customer satisfaction on government service
Jul. 11
Jacqui MacPherson, Service NSW’s CIO, shares how a combination of new and old IT systems, and a highly mobile head office helps to provide an integrated government system that received top marks from its citizens.
César Cernuda part of 100 most influential Spaniards in the world
Jul. 03
César Cernuda has been recognized as one of the top 100 most influential Spaniards in the world by the Ambassador to Spain in Singapore. The honorees were shortlisted from a list of 250 nominations by an advisory council after extensive research was conducted on their achievements and contributions.
World Cup 2014 through the eyes of César Cernuda
Jul. 02
César Cernuda tells us about his love for World Cup ‘14 and which technologies have helped him follow the competition between his busy schedule and conflicting time zones. In this blog Cesar reflects on the impact technology has on the game today and how its changing the way we play, interact and consume the sport.
Bloomberg TV: Hands-On Impression with Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3
Jun. 27
Andy Pickup, Senior Director, Communications, Microsoft Asia Pacific spoke about Microsoft’s brand strategy for the Asia market, and demonstrated some of the key features of the upcoming Surface Pro 3 on Bloomberg TV Asia’s “BrandStanding” segment.
Inside Redmond: Microsoft's City Of Geeks
Jun. 27
Luke Hopewell of Gizmodo visits Microsoft’s headquarters at Redmond, Seattle – from the Commons teeming with activities to the Cybercrime Center where fraud experts work behind frosted glass and 5-inch thick steel doors – come join him on the tour.
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