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Display results by tag: YouthSpark

  • Retro-photos with your Lumia

    MS Europe - 04 July 2014

    You might be a fan of cutting-edge digital photography, but that does not mean you do not necessarily like old-school film photography as well. However, you do not need a Polaroid camera to achieve retro-looking photos. In fact, you can even take them with your Nokia phone!

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  • European Youth Need Concrete Action

    MS Europe - 01 July 2014

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  • Top 5eLearning resources you might have missed: summer edition!

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 27 June 2014

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  • The new European fluency: Code!

    Afke Schaart Senior Director of EU Institutional Relations - 25 June 2014

    If European youth are to innovate and create beyond other regions they must be producers, not just consumers of digital content!

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  • Cityscapes night-time photography!

    MS Europe - 25 June 2014

    When visiting a new city (or your own) breathtaking views are easy to stumble. Naturally, you might want to capture the moment with your camera or phone, yet night-time photos can be tricky.

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  • Movie Maker: your own Movie studio

    MS Europe - 12 June 2014

    Learn how to master Windows Movie Maker! In this tutorial you will learn how to make the most of this simple, yet powerful, software! Whether you prefer Hollywood or the indie scene, you’re the director with Movie Maker!

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  • Developer code samples!

    MS Europe - 12 June 2014

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  • Building a Browser-Based Application

    Building a Browser-Based Application - 06 June 2014

    Hello coders! Are you looking for a step by step guide to building browser-based applications? Look no further! In this Lab tutorial you will learn everything you need to know from creating Hello World Web Applications, to editing web forms, mastering the Project Types pane and the toolbox!

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  • A new arc for smartphone film making

    MS Europe - 02 June 2014

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  • Embrace OneDrive!

    MS Europe - 23 May 2014

    Are you a bit lost on how you can embrace cloud for your daily activities? Then head to this Nokia Conversations Blogpost!

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  • Webinar: 8 great timesavers in Outlook

    MS Europe - 22 May 2014

    We have all been flooded with emails, or not so sure how to recall what you accidentally sent to a larger group than you aimed at.

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  • Water in Motion Photography!

    MS Europe - 22 May 2014

    Think out of the box and into the water for this tutorial! Summer is coming, Instagram, facebook and other social networks will soon be populated with sandy beaches and harbors. Yet, what about taking and abstract approach to photography while you explore seas and lakes? It is time to learn water-motion photography!

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  • A web dev's journey

    MS Europe - 22 May 2014

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  • Make Your Sites More Relevant

    MS Europe - 21 May 2014

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  • Catch-app with what is up!

    MS Europe - 20 May 2014

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  • Adventurous Lumia photography project kicks off in association with Red Bull Photography

    MS Europe - 16 May 2014

    It is time to see what happens when you combine a Nokia phone, photographers and extreme adventures. Curious? Read on! Nokia Lumia Photography project has started along with World famous Red Bull photographers (including Ray Demski) have teamed up with Lumia in order to capture remarkable shots.

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  • Tips for square photography!

    MS Europe - 25 April 2014

    Square photography was something of the past... until now! Thanks to the rise of vintage style and apps such as Instagram, square photography is now back and it looks like it is here to stay!

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  • 7 tips from photographer Stephen Alvarez

    MS Europe - 04 April 2014

    National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez is on an assignment to capture the seven natural wonders of the world – using Lumia smartphones. Earlier this year he went to Rio de Janeiro to capture the picture-perfect city using our flagship smartphones – the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520.

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  • eBook: Create location-aware apps!

    MS Europe - 27 March 2014

    Are you developing a location-based Windows Store app using web or managed programming languages? Do you need help with how to get started? A new eBook entitled, Location Intelligence for Windows Store Apps, is now available!

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  • Top 5 eLearning Resources: March

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 14 March 2014

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  • e-Guide for Small Business

    e-Guide for Small Business - 14 March 2014

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  • Re-routing 5 European cities with Mike Corey and Skype!

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 13 March 2014

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  • Movie-making with Nokia!

    MS Europe - 12 March 2014

    An exceptional film-maker which fits in your pocket, allowing you to take powerful footage wherever you go. Thanks to the PureView 41MP camera and ZEISS optics, the Nokia Lumia 1020 can become your essential tool for shooting films.

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  • A coffee with Regis Pradal, a European YouthSpark Advisor

    MS Europe - 10 March 2014

    As one of the European YouthSpark advisors this year, we would like to know a bit more about you!

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  • Round of applause to the European YouthSpark advisors!

    MS Europe - 10 March 2014

    Under the auspices of Microsoft YouthSpark and in light of Microsoft’s commitment to create 46 million opportunities in Europe in the next two years, YouthSpark advisors from across Europe in Brussels have volunteered to address the many challenges faced by young people around Europe.

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  • A coffee with Karen Marquez, a European YouthSpark Advisor

    MS Europe - 10 March 2014

    As one of the European YouthSpark advisors this year, we would like to know a bit more about you!

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  • A coffee with Karen Marquez, a European YouthSpark Advisor

    MS Europe - 10 March 2014

    As one of the European YouthSpark advisors this year, we would like to know a bit more about you!

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  • A coffee with Thomasn Paris, a European YouthSpark Advisor

    MS Europe - 10 March 2014

    As one of the European YouthSpark advisors this year, we would like to know a bit more about you!

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  • A coffee with Oana Paun, a European YouthSpark Advisor

    MS Europe - 10 March 2014

    As one of the European YouthSpark advisors this year, we would like to know a bit more about you!

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  • A coffee with Vladimir Pavlov, a European YouthSpark Advisor

    A coffee with Vladimir Pavlov, a European YouthSpark Advisor - 10 March 2014

    As one of the European YouthSpark advisors this year, we would like to know a bit more about you!

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  • A coffee with Ivelina Vassileva, a European YouthSpark Advisor

    A coffee with Ivelina Vassileva, a European YouthSpark Advisor - 10 March 2014

    As one of the European YouthSpark advisors this year, we would like to know a bit more about you!

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  • A coffee with Anabel Perez, a European YouthSpark Advisor

    MS Europe - 10 March 2014

    As one of the European YouthSpark advisors this year, we would like to know a bit more about you!

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  • Meet Bill Gates

    John Scott Tynes Imagine Cup Program Lead, Microsoft Student Developers - 03 March 2014

    At Imagine Cup, we believe in the power of students to change the world. And we don’t have to look very far for a great example: Bill Gates was the university student, along with his friend from high school, Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft. They know what it means to dream big and work hard.

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  • Challenge for Change!

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 12 Feb. 2014

    What is the Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change? A chance for you to share how you spark change in your world, or how you want to! No idea is too small or too big - real change comes in all shapes and sizes.

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  • PowerPoint 2010 keyboard shortcuts

    PowerPoint 2010 keyboard shortcuts - 07 Feb. 2014

    Forget about your mouse and harness the power of your keyboard! You can now be an expert in Power Point presentations by using these keyboard shortcuts!

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  • It's app o'clock!

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 06 Feb. 2014

    Are you tired and in need of a boost? Do you want advice from expert chefs to make your dinners more special? Make the most of any moment with the help of apps from the Windows Store! Whether you need help when making a presentation, or you are just looking for the perfect way to uniwnd after a long day, apps will come to the rescue!

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  • 7 step guide to puddlegrams

    7 step guide to puddlegrams - 24 Jan. 2014

    Photography has always come in many weird and wonderful forms. Now, with the advent of mobile technology, this ability to dazzle with new genres has become even easier.

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  • What is the latest cool thing about Microsoft in Europe?

    MS Europe - 21 Jan. 2014

    Our resolution for 2014: always be prepared for what’s coming!
    Have you seen all the exciting stuff that Microsoft launched during 2013? Just to name a few: Office 365, Xbox One, Nokia Lumia and Surface 2!

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  • Youthspark in Europe: your hub, your space.

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 20 Jan. 2014

    Introducing our brand new youth hub: YouthSpark in Europe! A one stop location with sought-after tutorials, up-to-date news, events and Microsoft programs! From enhancing your CV and learning how to code to reading the success stories of past ImagineCup winners, our hub features everything you need to know! Let’s explore it!

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  • A Small Business Owner's Guide to Social Media

    A Small Business Owner's Guide to Social Media - 08 Jan. 2014

    Take your business to the next level by embracing the best options social media has to offer!

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  • Videos inside your Power Point Presentation!

    Videos inside your Power Point Presentation! - 07 Jan. 2014

    Whether it is for school or business, Power Point presentations are a great way of making your ideas come across. You can engage your audience with short and snappy sentences, animations, photography, illustrations and also VIDEOS.

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  • Easily switch to Excel 2013 NOW!

    Easily switch to Excel 2013 NOW! - 07 Jan. 2014

    Do you want to switch up towards Excel 2013? You can now fully embrace this powerful version with our easy to follow videos. Buckle up while our Office experts take you through everything you need to now!

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  • Design principles for Windows apps!

    Design principles for Windows apps! - 30 Dec. 2013

    You had a groundbreaking idea for an app and you can't want to see it published and ready to use! Still, how do you make it stand out from the rest? A friendly interface together with a clear and memorable design could certainly take your app to the next level! That's why Windows apps have a special language whcih is straightforward and catchy. You too can learn how to apply it!

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  • Advanced Programming with Visual Studio Lightswitch

    Advanced Programming with Visual Studio Lightswitch - 30 Dec. 2013

    If you were looking for a way to quickly create data-centric applications for desktop in the cloud, you are at the right place! Get to know Visual Studio LightSwitch!

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  • Create business cards quickly in Word & Publisher

    Create business cards quickly in Word & Publisher - 18 Dec. 2013

    Do you need new business cards right this minute? Office comes to the rescue with its built-in business card templates.

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  • Travelling with friends or family? Plan ahead with OneNote!

    Travelling with friends or family? Plan ahead with OneNote! - 18 Dec. 2013

    Use OneNote to share Itineraries, pictures, maps, flight details and tips. Travelling in a large group has never been easier! Edit, add and share everything you want to make your trip a memorable time!

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  • Photo-magic with Office!

    Photo-magic with Office! - 16 Dec. 2013

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, you'd better get the details right. Thankfully, there are many tools in in PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook that can will make your photos stand out from the crowd!

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  • Create a Polaroid photo effect

    Create a Polaroid photo effect - 16 Dec. 2013

    Have you ever wanted the pictures in your slide presentation to look like vintage Polaroid photos? Now you can, it is simple!

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  • Video Makeover

    Video Makeover - 16 Dec. 2013

    Do you want to make your footage more exciting? With this video explanations you will learn how PowerPoint (yes, the same software your bio teacher used for presentations) can pimp up your videos!

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  • Telling a story with charts in Excel 2013

    Telling a story with charts in Excel 2013 - 12 Dec. 2013

    Charts are a method for visual storytelling. You may not judge a story by its cover, but a great cover (or chart) will absolutely draw in more readers to engage with the rest of your content. So, we've built lots of options within Office to help you craft a visually appealing chart.

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  • Get your programming skills started with ASP.NET

    Get your programming skills started with ASP.NET - 11 Dec. 2013

    This Windows Server 2012 Training is designed to provide you with the key details of Windows Server 2012. The seven modules in this course, through video and whitepapers, provide details of the new capabilities, features, and solutions built-into the product.

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  • HTML 5 and CSS3 fundamentals

    HTML 5 and CSS3 fundamentals - 11 Dec. 2013

    Tune in to learn concepts about web pages, CSS3 styles and HTML5 features.
    We'll walk you through web principles, writing codes and much more! Each concept is broken into its own video so you can search and focus on the information you need. Play and win points for your training program!

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  • C# for absolute beginners: 24 episodes to teach you the fundamentals

    C# for absolute beginners: 24 episodes to teach you the fundamentals - 11 Dec. 2013

    Want to learn a different language? Over the course of 24 episodes, our friend Bob Tabor from www.LearnVisualStudio.net will teach you the fundamentals of C# programming. Tune in to learn concepts applicable to video games, mobile environments, and client applications.  

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  • A Tech Coaching Session for Small Businesses

    A Tech Coaching Session for Small Businesses - 11 Dec. 2013

    Today’s learnings come from a small business with all of its employees working in different locations. You will get great insights on how to adapt to the new world of work! From how to access your work remotely, to staying connected on the go, organizing information and communicating beyond audio!

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  • Create, edit, and share! How Office 365 works for leading a small businesses

    Create, edit, and share! How Office 365 works for leading a small businesses - 11 Dec. 2013

    Want to get started with your Business? Want to be efficient in your day-to-day tasks? Meet the new Office! Office 365 is Office meeting cloud.

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  • Leaders for a day (and of tomorrow)

    Afke Schaart Senior Director of EU Institutional Relations - 06 Dec. 2013

    Leaders for a Day is a unique sneak-peak of the working environment as it provides young people with the opportunity to learn from high level executives by shadowing them for the day.

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  • Pssst! Here are the Xbox secrets!

    Pssst! Here are the Xbox secrets! - 02 Dec. 2013

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  • Make your dream game a ready-to-download reality!

    Make your dream game a ready-to-download reality! - 02 Dec. 2013

    You’ve played games before, but how about creating your own? If you’ve always dreamed of developing your own, unique game, it’s time to make it a tangible, ready to download reality!

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  • Take your app to the market!

    Take your app to the market! - 02 Dec. 2013

    You had a fabulous idea for a new app which you want to develop and make it ready to go out for millions of users to enjoy! The Windows store is waiting for you, yet how do you proceed? How can you make sure it is a flip and not a flop?

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  • As students, does technology make us too dependable?

    Leonie Salawa Law Student at UCL Louvain-la-Neuve, Member of the UCrew. Belgium - 22 Nov. 2013

    Technology is everywhere in our day to day lives. Who doesn’t appreciate watching the last episode of their favourite TV Show, going online on tablets, or simply catching up with our friends’ latest activities? We are more or less aware of the extent of our dependency on technology. However, a study driven by Microsoft is showing up just how dependent we actually are.

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  • DigiGirlz: Microsoft inspires female students to pursue careers in technology

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 15 Nov. 2013

    Over the next several weeks, Microsoft will host eighteen DigiGirlz events across Central & Eastern European (CEE) countries to draw attention about the need of women in the ICT workforce and combat stereotypes of the role of women in the technology industry.

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  • Heads app developers!

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 07 Nov. 2013

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Steve Ballmer visiting Italy.

    PRESS RELEASE: Steve Ballmer visiting Italy. - 05 Nov. 2013

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  • 8 things I learnt as a YouthSpark advisor

    Giuseppe Porcaro United Nations and Global Youth Affairs Coordinator at European Youth Forum - 25 Oct. 2013

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  • Take app the challenge! European APPCUP is here!

    Bertrand Salord Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft Europe - 25 Oct. 2013

    From increasing your productivity to finding that restaurant you love. The scope of apps is becoming broader every day. However, this is only one side of the coin, it should be noted that apps represent great opportunities for business. They create new grounds for entrepreneurs and ventures.

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  • YouthSpark in Austria: Giving Generation Y the Opportunities They Need

    Jean-Philippe Courtois President, Microsoft International - 22 Oct. 2013

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  • Windows 8.1 is out!

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 18 Oct. 2013

    Go back less than a year ago, the launch for Windows 8 was being set. Today, this vision of personalized mobile computing goes even further: Windows 8.1 is now globally available.

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  • Roaming Charges, a Thing of the Past?

    Daniel Fisher Project Manager, Think Young - 18 Oct. 2013

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  • Take a backstage tour at Microsoft Research Cambridge

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 18 Oct. 2013

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  • Microsoft publishes its Annual Citizenship Report for fiscal year 2013

    Lori Harnick Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft - 08 Oct. 2013

    Microsoft’s corporate mission is to help businesses and people around the world realize their full potential. On Monday, we released the 2013 Citizenship Report, which describes our citizenship work in support of our company’s mission during the last fiscal year and shares our vision for what’s to come.

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  • YouthSpark’s first year: we are well underway to empowering 300 million young people

    Jean-Philippe Courtois President, Microsoft International - 23 Sept. 2013

    Today is a big day as we mark the first year of progress and impact of Microsoft’s global YouthSpark initiative!

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  • Living life with OneNote

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 04 Sept. 2013

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  • Creating the most beautiful and powerful way to view, share, and search your photos with HTML5

    Omar Shahine Principal Lead Program Manager – Windows Live - 28 Aug. 2013

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  • Apprenticeships: A proven model for European Youth?

    Sylvie Laffarge Director EU Institutional Relations and Citizenship - 19 July 2013

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  • Going big after Imagine Cup

    Zbynek Poulicek Co-founder and CEO of GINA Software - 10 July 2013

    With the worldwide Imagine Cup finals taking place right now, it is a good time to look back in the rear view mirror and see how we have been evolving as a start-up in a time of fantastic opportunities for technology specialists like us - despite the current economic challenges…

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  • Value does not wait for the number of years we age to

    Jan Muehlfeit Chairman of Microsoft Europe - 04 July 2013

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  • Effective career levers for youth: putting more Europeans into jobs

    Lori Harnick Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft - 12 April 2013

    Europe is at risk of being left behind by countries such as India, which is reshaping its future with new entrepreneurial creativity and social policy innovation. Currently the EU member states lose €153 billion every year by not being able to reconcile a quality transition and easier access to the labour market for the 14 million out-of-work, disengaged young Europeans.

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  • An app that takes skiing and snowboarding to new heights

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 19 March 2013

    To all skiers out there! Here is a new app that is taking skiing and snowboarding to a new altitude. The Winter Ski & Ride app for Windows Phone gives skiers a wide range of new ways to get more from their favourite sport.

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  • Europe’s new plan for Digital Jobs: Microsoft signs pledge at Grand Coalition

    Sylvie Laffarge Director EU Institutional Relations and Citizenship - 12 March 2013

    The Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs was launched last week to address the shortfall of Europeans with digital professional skills and to exploit the employment potential of ICT. The EU's competitiveness is "under threat" according to Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, if it cannot fill the expertise gap. 

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  • Microsoft unveils YouthSpark programme in Ireland with €6m investment

    Orla Hogan PR & Citizenship Lead, Ireland - 21 Feb. 2013

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  • An Investment in the Future: Empowering Bulgarian Youth

    Jean-Philippe Courtois President, Microsoft International - 21 Feb. 2013

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  • Webinar: CSR Europe launches the European Business Campaign on Skills for Jobs

    Events - 24 Jan. 2013

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  • Breaking the skills gap cycle: business mentorship at ‘Leader for a Day’

    Andrew De Bono&Dionysius Viehhauser JA-YE alumni - 16 Nov. 2012

    Last month, we joined the first ever pan-European job shadowing programme, led by Junior Achievement- Young Enterprise Europe, which gave us the possibility to look directly into a company and their market. That company was Microsoft.

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