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A girl student learning CS on a laptop

November 14, 2017

Hour of Code 2017: The Hero’s Journey

In partnership with code.org, we released an exciting new Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial to celebrate Computer Science Education week.

Medical Teams International patient in Uganda.

September 25, 2017

Technology for greater impact

We’ve donated cloud service to more than 90,000 nonprofits, and now we’re increasing our commitment to build on the inspiring work our nonprofits have done.

Students cheering for WE during a WE Day event

August 2, 2017

WE Day 2017

Major tech upgrades help WE empower more young people to change the world.


4-H youth leader rocks the Hour of Code, plans to continue the movement in her community

Yvonne Thomas, December 8, 2017

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America paving the way to great futures with technology and computer science

Vanessa Ho, October 23, 2017

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Counting every person on Earth to eradicate poverty and empower women

Kenji Takeda, September 28, 2017

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Being ‘future ready’ — computer science education as a launching pad to a promising future

Mary Snapp, September 26, 2017

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An update on our response to Hurricane Harvey

Mary Snapp, August 29, 2017

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Resilience, Johnson Controls, and the Spirit of Innovation

Brad Smith, July 24, 2017

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Leaving no one behind in the Age of Innovation

Mary Snapp, July 18, 2017

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Microsoft calls for U.S. strategy to eliminate rural broadband gap within 5 years

Microsoft News Center, July 10, 2017

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