Microsoft Corporate Affairs
  • IT Skills & Education

    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 is hosting the 2012 Imagine Cup, 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.

    On My Way

    In partnership with various community groups and not-for-profit organisations, Microsoft helps people gain the Information Technology (IT) skills they need to become more employable.

    Partners in Learning
    By 2013 Microsoft will have invested A$15 million in Partners in Learning, a global program dedicated to enabling access to technology, supporting leadership and building community in Australian schools.

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  • Future Prosperity

    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.

    Government Affairs Blog

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    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.

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    The Microsoft Partner Network community helps Microsoft partners reach their full potential.
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    Industry & Policy Associations

  • Community Support

    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.

    On My Way

    Through various partnerships Microsoft helps people gain the Information Technology (IT) skills they need to become more employable.


    A 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

    As part of Microsoft’s global Citizenship initiative, this report covers Microsoft nonfinancial performance and impact in FY2011 across our global operations.

    Environment & Sustainability

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

    Goverment Affairs Blog
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  • Online Safety & Security

    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 ninemsn are volunteering to delive face-to-face internet safety training to parents, teachers and carers through Australian schools.

    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.

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    Online Safety Partnership

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