Local Language Program (LLP)
Microsoft Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Computer Council, an autonomous body under
the Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology, teamed up with
a leading a Private University to build a special Bengali Language Interface Pack
(LIP) for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. This customised LIP is being developed
to make use of a Community Glossary for standardised terminology.
Security Cooperation Program
Microsoft Bangladesh and the Special Security Force (SSF), located in the Chief Adviser’s Office,
signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a Security Cooperation Program. This was preceded
by hosting of a Security Cooperation knowledge sharing event for more than 50 Key Government IT
Microsoft Bangladesh organized an Interoperability Workshop knowledge sharing event for about
100 Key Government Officials.
Providing Support to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Day
Microsoft Bangladesh provided sponsorship and other related support to Ministry of Industries and
Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) to create awareness on Intellectual Property Rights
(IPR). Microsoft Bangladesh supported this event for the third straight year.
Microsoft Bangladesh also educated hundreds government officials on IPR enforcement, through
workshops with the support from Bangladesh Computer Council (an autonomous body under the
Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology) and Sonali Bank, the largest
Public Sector bank in Bangladesh. The workshops were held in the premises of these organizations
and Microsoft Bangladesh provided the necessary speakers.
Support for the Hi-Ed Teaching Community
Microsoft Bangladesh organised .NET Curriculum Workshop with the help of overseas experts for
100 University teachers from both Public and Private Sector. This was followed by distribution
of Faculty Resource Kits, Whitepapers, Presentations and technical updates free-of-cost to the
Sponsoring of Informatics Olympiad Finals
Microsoft Bangladesh helped stage the Informatics Olympiad Finals for K-12 students held across
all regions of Bangladesh. This was the first event of its kind in Bangladesh, and gathered
Partners in Learning Program
Training of Teachers Program under MOU with MOE. Started on 1st April 2006, more than 4000
teachers from K-12 have been trained with Microsoft PiL curriculum. Created a very positive
impact within the MOE. Covering all 6 divisions of the country and is executed through 3
Unlimited Potential Program
A computer training program designed and developed to provide a very basic IT knowledge to
the underserved community of the country. Program is being executed through 2 NGOs and is
serving the rural distant community.
Three Private Universities have signed MSITA (Microsoft IT Academy) providing world-class
computer technology curriculums enriched with real-world skills.
It is a Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance, a program that is designed to provide
easier and less expensive way for universities to make the latest Microsoft developer tools
(software), platforms available in labs, classrooms, and on student PCs. 7 Universities
(Public and Private) including Bangladesh Computer Council signed and are actively using the program.
Windows Vista, an enhanced operating System of recent times and Microsoft Office 2007 the
newest version of the most useful office management software of Microsoft has been officially
launched in Bangladesh through a two day inaugural ceremony. Official Launching program was
held in 29 March 2007 and 30 March 2007 was a full day consumer fair.