Microsoft technologies and solutions are saving time and helping to raise standards in Australian schools and Universities. Through community programs, we are helping disadvantaged Australians learn vital computer skills to enable new opportunities in life.

Imagine Cup

Australia hosted the 2012 Imagine Cup and Australian team Eyenaemia won the 2014 Imagine Cup. Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. It provides an opportunity for students to use their creativity, passion, and knowledge of technology to help solve global challenges and make a difference in the world. While competing for cash and prizes, students gain real-life experiences, make new friends, and change the world.

Partners in Learning

Partners in Learning is a global program dedicated to enabling access to technology, supporting leadership and building community in Australian schools.

Through Partners in Learning, Microsoft has helped develop more than 300,000 school leaders, policymakers, teachers and students since 2004, and we have a history of working with governments and education systems in Australia to help improve the quality of teaching and learning.

Microsoft seeks to ensure the Australian Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector prospers and delivers world-class technology services to all parts of the economy, government and society.

Microsoft Research

Microsoft Research is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. Its goals are to enhance the user experience on computing devices, reduce the cost of writing and maintaining software, and invent novel computing technologies.


Microsoft is committed to solving the real-world interoperability challenges.

Industry & Policy Associations

Microsoft provides support to communities in three ways: technology skills training, strengthening not-for-profit organisations through technology, and engaging our employees in their communities. With our thousands of partners around the world, we are committed to creating sustainable technology solutions that make a lasting difference in people's lives.

Community Software Donation Program

Microsoft donates over $40 Million to more than 3,500 Australian not-for-profit organisations every year. We strives to make our software donation programs to be as accessible as possible to eligible nonprofits globally. Our Software Donation program is administered by Connecting Up.


Partnership between WorkVentures and Microsoft to supply young immigrants with the IT resources and guidance to help them fully participate in Australian society.

Microsoft Citizenship Report

Part of Microsoft’s global Citizenship initiative, this report covers Microsoft nonfinancial performance and impact across our global operations.

Environment & Sustainability

Discover how Microsoft and its partners use innovative technologies and responsible business practices to address environmental challenges worldwide.

Case Studies

Improper internet activity is a threat to commerce, privacy and childrens' security. Microsoft promotes campaigns that inform all users of online dangers and assists government agencies and businesses to defeat the online threat.

Microsoft Security

Get tools and resources to protect yourself, your family and your business.


Employees from Microsoft, the AFP and Datacom are volunteering to deliver face-to-face internet safety training to parents, teachers and carers throughout Australia.

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials is a complimentary download that provides real-time protection for your home or small business PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Trustworthy Computing.

Trustworthy Computing is a long-term, collaborative effort to create and deliver secure, private, and reliable computing experiences for everyone. Microsoft is committed to continually improving in four key areas: Security, Privacy, Reliability, and Business Practices.

Online Safety Partnership