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Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:00:00 GMT
At BETT today in London, Microsoft has announced updates to its Partners in Learning Network to improve collaboration and the spread of ideas for education across the world. Read a blog post by Anthony Salcito, Microsoft's Vice President for Education, here.
Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:30:00 GMT
In a guest blog, Anthony Salcito, Vice President for Microsoft Education, discusses the next stage of the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (ATC21S) project, announced today at the Education World Forum in London. ATC21S is a collaborative research program created to address a specific problem: that traditional assessment methods do not properly evaluate the skills needed to prepare learners for working in the modern world. Read here the full blog post including the new announcement.
Mon, 09 Jan 2012 15:45:00 GMT
This week Microsoft will have a major presence at two key education events held in London, UK. Education World Forum, the largest global gathering of education ministers and the internationally recognised ministerial forum for debating future practice in education, will run from 9-11th January. As part of this, Microsoft, in partnership with the British Council, will host the Education Leaders Briefing, bringing education ministers, policy makers and experts together to explore the big issues around learning, education, students and technology in a two hour ‘talk show' format. Following this, BETT, the world's leading event for educational technology, will run from 11–14th January. Read here full details of all three events and learn more about Microsoft's commitment to education worldwide.
Wed, 04 Jan 2012 11:30:00 GMT
Microsoft Corp. today issued proceedings against Comet Group PLC for allegedly creating and selling more than 94,000 sets of counterfeit Windows Vista and Windows XP recovery CDs. The alleged counterfeits were sold to customers who had purchased Windows-loaded PCs and laptops.
Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:30:00 GMT
Microsoft Egypt has launched the Egypt Votes website to deliver insight into the experience of voters and publish the election results as they are announced.
Thu, 01 Dec 2011 07:00:00 GMT
The European Environment Agency (EEA), Esri and Microsoft today announced the launch of the Eye on Earth network, an online community for developing innovative services that map environmental parameters at the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:15:00 GMT
Microsoft today release the findings of a first-of-its-kind study that tackles the financial impact using illegal software has on the competitive landscape within developing countries. It shows that manufacturing companies in Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) that choose to use illegal software steal more than $1.6 billion (U.S.) from their in-market competitors that opt to play fair by using genuine software. In support of Play Fair Day, a global initiative to emphasize the importance of using legitimate software, the Microsoft-commissioned study quantifies the anticompetitive harm software piracy inflicts on businesses that play fair. Click through to read the full press release.
Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:00:00 GMT
From November 7-10 in Washington D.C., more than 700 of the most innovative global educators from over 70 countries are gathering to discuss the future of technology in education at Microsoft's Partners in Learning Global Forum 2011. At the Forum, Microsoft and the British Council are signing a five year Education Alliance Agreement to create a framework for the development of a wide range of collaborative programs throughout the world, with the ultimate goal of creating opportunities for young people to gain the 21st century skills needed to live and work in a global economy. Read here full details of the forum, a blog post by President of Microsoft International, Jean Philippe Courtois, on Microsoft's work with the British Council, and the details of the European winners of the 2011 Global Forum Educator Awards.
Thu, 15 Sep 2011 10:00:00 GMT
Microsoft today announced the promotion of Ali Faramawy to Corporate Vice President Microsoft Corporation and President – Microsoft Middle East & Africa. The promotion recognizes Faramawy's strong leadership and his contributions to helping to fuel growth across the region. It also underlines the growing role of MEA as an area contributing to the overall success of Microsoft. Read here the full press release.
Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:00:00 GMT
Teams from Ireland, Taiwan, France, Poland, Brazil, Greece, Korea, Denmark and Romania today took home the nine top awards at Microsoft's 9th annual Imagine Cup. Find out more about the winners and their projects here.
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