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Thu, 31 Mar 2011 08:30:00 GMT
Microsoft is filing a formal complaint with the European Commission as part of the Commission's ongoing investigation into whether Google has violated European competition law.
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 13:00:00 GMT
With 200 million Europeans still offline, efforts to bridge the digital divide take centre stage at this year's Get Online Week (28 February – 5 March 2011). Get Online Week is supported by Microsoft as part of its ‘Unlimited Potential Community Technology Skills Program' (UP-CTSP). The initiative promotes access to the latest technology, certification and ICT training to provide people with skilled jobs, better lives and stronger communities. Read here the full press release.
Mon, 21 Feb 2011 16:00:00 GMT
Today is International Mother Language Day – an annual UNESCO-designated day to celebrate the thousands of languages and cultures that make up the world. There are roughly 6,000 languages spoken globally, and half of those are projected to be in danger of being lost forever over the next century. Microsoft supports the preservation of languages through it's Local Language Program (LLP), and today announces support for several new languages in Windows 7, Office 2010 and Visual Studio 2010. Read here all press materials for today's announcement.
Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:30:00 GMT
As online services such as social networking, communications via smartphones and cloud computing become more popular, the protection of personal information is an increasingly important subject. Read here the European Commission's communication "A comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union" and Microsoft's comments submitted in response.
Tue, 08 Feb 2011 09:00:00 GMT
For the third year, Microsoft Corp is supporting Safer Internet Day (8 Feb 2011), organised by Insafe network, a European Commission initiative to raise internet safety awareness across Europe. Safer Internet Day promotes safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. A total of 819 Microsoft employees across 24 European countries will take part in volunteering activities on Safer Internet Day, with an aim to reach and train over 84,000 children, teachers and parents about how to effectively help protect children online.
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 15:00:00 GMT
Jean-Sebastian Mariez, Director of Anti-counterfeiting at Microsoft France, and David Finn, Associate General Counsel, Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy, Microsoft, will take part in sessions during the 6th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting & Piracy; to discuss the global problem and the steps that can be taken to fight it. Read further information about the congress and Microsoft counterfeiting and anti-piracy initiatives here.
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 10:30:00 GMT
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) launched an Internet portal using FAST search technology from Microsoft to help health professionals access information easily from more than 250 core sources. Read here the full case study and the benefits of the new NICE search platform.
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:30:00 GMT
New research by Microsoft into natural user interface (NUI) technology has shown how nascent the area is and that the industry has only scratched the surface of what is possible. Only half of over 6,000 respondents across six countries were familiar with the various emerging dimensions of NUI, however nearly 90 percent of all audiences view natural and intuitive technologies as more than a fad. In the UK, 77 percent believe NUI will help improve life quality and 72 percent that it will help to stimulate the economy. Meanwhile in Germany, 79 percent believe it will improve life quality and 82 percent that it will stimulate the economy. Read Steve Clayton's full blog post on NUI here.
Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:00:00 GMT
Microsoft Corp. today announced the preliminary findings of its multicountry Innovative Teaching and Learning (ITL) Research, which shows that students can get the skills they need for work and life in the 21st century through school, but in practice, they rarely do. While education leaders consistently call for change, educational policies and systems in most countries have not yet provided clear definitions of 21st century skills, or guidance to teachers on how to teach and assess these skills. Read here how Microsoft are helping students today gain the skills they need with a new free tool — the Partners in Learning School Research.
Tue, 04 Jan 2011 11:00:00 GMT
Ron Zink, Chief Operating Officer – EU Affairs at Microsoft, writes about the barriers to achieving a Digital Single Market in Europe by 2020.
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