Empowering citizens for positive change

2013-08-14 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Governments create a win-win outcome when they connect public-service strategies with the public’s desire to live in a great community. The proof is in your local landfill.

Energized!

2013-01-21 | Laura Ipsen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft
Microsoft is helping public sector combine technology and innovation to positively impact their goals and respective communities. Read on to learn how we’re enthusiastically taking this on in 2013!

“Egypt Votes” gives citizens online voice in 2011 election

2012-10-04 | Yasser Hassan, Government Industry Director, Middle East and Africa
Website increased transparency and engaged citizens around the voting process in first Egyptian election following Arab Spring

Microsoft launches program to close “opportunity divide” for youth

2012-10-02 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
YouthSpark program aims to connect 300 million youth with employment, education, and entrepreneurial opportunities

Microsoft technology gets the vote in U.S. elections

2012-09-20 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Learn how Microsoft is powering the democratic political process leading up to the 2012 U.S. presidential election—from interactive content on Xbox LIVE to featured technologies at the Republican and Democratic national conventions.

More young people facing a worldwide “Opportunity Divide”

2012-05-15 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how Microsoft is helping young people around the world create a better future for themselves.

Microsoft local impact map: Telling stories that matter

2012-02-02 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Find out more about this interactive way to learn more about our programs and the people who benefit from them.

Fulfilling our commitment to helping refugees reconnect and rebuild

2012-01-24 | Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Global Community Affairs
Find out how Microsoft has partnered with UNHCR to advance the education, employment, and empowerment of refugees.

What makes a country prosperous?

2012-01-05 | Elias Ramos, Western Europe Government Director
Learn more about the Legatum Institute's holistic approach to measuring prosperity.

Empowering people with disabilities – a look at Latin America

2011-12-05 | Hernán Rincón, President, Microsoft Latin America
In observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, find out how Microsoft is actively working in the Latin America region to help people with disabilities realize their full potential.

Congratulations to our accessibility team – Advancing the technology experience for all people

2011-11-03 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has awarded Microsoft's accessibility team with a Chairman’s Award for Advancement in Accessibility. Find out why.

Five tips to reduce the environmental impact of your PC - and save money in the process

2011-10-20 | Zdenek Jiricek, Industry Solutions Director, Worldwide Public Sector
Many people still depend upon desktop PCs to carry out their daily business. If not properly managed, however, PCs can waste a lot of energy. The good news is that it’s a largely avoidable problem.

October – Taking a closer look at Environment Sustainability

2011-10-04 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
From time to time, Microsoft on Government will be exploring key themes that matter to the public sector. This October we’ve planned a series of posts focusing on Environmental Sustainability.