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Microsoft welcomes Government’s Innovation Policy

Microsoft today welcomed the Turnbull Government’s Innovation Statement that proposes around...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 12/06/2015

Microsoft celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Microsoft Australia is proud to join others around the world in commemorating the UN’s...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 12/02/2015

Lessons from Boston: Three key ingredients for promoting innovation in Australia

Pip Marlow, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia To remain globally competitive, and maintain its...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 11/30/2015

Microsoft welcomes innovation and coding policy focus

Today, the Federal Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten announced that if Labor was to form Government...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 10/27/2015

US$500K to Australian Nonprofits to help #UpgradeYourWorld

Today, I’m thrilled to announce Microsoft Australia’s Windows 10 #UpgradeYourWorldAU...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 09/01/2015

International Missing Children’s Day launched to commemorate missing children globally

Today, Minister for Justice the Hon. Michael Keenan and AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin encouraged...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 05/19/2015

National Consumer Fraud Week 18 - 24 May 2015

This week marks the start of this year’s National Cyber Security Awareness Week. Microsoft is...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 05/17/2015

If you do only one thing to reduce your cybersecurity risk…

James Kavanagh, National Security Officer, Microsoft Australia Patching of security vulnerabilities...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 04/21/2015

Office365 and Azure listed as ASD Certified Cloud Services

James Kavanagh, National Security Officer, Microsoft Australia I’d like to share with you some...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 04/21/2015

Microsoft Office 365 delivers the trusted cloud productivity platform for Australia

James Kavanagh, National Security Officer, Microsoft Australia We know that considerations around...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 03/30/2015

INNOVATION OVERDRIVE: South Australia showcases it’s influx of emerging start-up talent

It takes a special kind of talent, lots of dedication, a dose of hard work – but most...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 03/08/2015

Microsoft Cloud Adopts Global Privacy Standard

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that it was the first major cloud provider to adopt the...

Author: David John Masters Date: 02/18/2015

Commonwealth Bank joins ThinkUKnow cyber safety program to keep children safe

As a proud founding ThinkUKnow partner, Microsoft is delighted to welcome the Commonwealth Bank to...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 02/16/2015

Safer Internet Day 2015: Keep a positive online reputation

Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer at Microsoft, provides handy tips to raise...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 02/08/2015

Microsoft supports non-profit IT adoption

Microsoft believes Non-Profit organisations can use technology to achieve even greater outcomes for...

Author: David John Masters Date: 12/17/2014

Microsoft welcomes Government’s Innovation Agenda and Small Business support

Pip Marlow, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia This week Prime Minister Tony Abbott launched the...

Author: David John Masters Date: 10/16/2014

Microsoft welcomes Australian Government’s ‘Cloud First’ Policy

Microsoft Australia welcomes the change in the Australian Government’s policy on cloud...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 10/07/2014

Industry-leading security milestone for Microsoft Azure in Australia

To fully realise the benefits of cloud computing, Microsoft recognises that we must do everything...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 10/06/2014

Minister launches ThinkUKnow Presentation in Stirling, WA

Yesterday the Minister for Justice, The Hon Michael Keenan, returned to his home electorate of...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 09/17/2014

Verifying the Security of Cloud Services for Australian Government

James Kavanagh, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft Australia The Australian Attorney Generals...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 09/03/2014

Helping children become safe and secure online

Microsoft takes the safety of children online seriously. Through our partnership with the AFP &...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 03/31/2014

Clarity Comes to Cloud Privacy

In exactly a month’s time, Australia’s privacy regulatory regime will change. New...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 02/11/2014

Safer Internet Day - Microsoft welcomes Queensland Police Services, Western Australia Police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia to ThinkUKnow

Microsoft welcomes Queensland Police Service, Western Australia Police and Neighbourhood Watch...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 02/10/2014

Microsoft & AFP online safety program, ThinkUKnow, receives the NAPCAN Outstanding Prevention Initiative Award

Today, during National Child Protection Week (NCPW), ThinkUKnow was awarded ‘Outstanding...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 09/03/2013

Microsoft welcomes Government’s Cloud Strategy

Microsoft welcomes the release of the Government’s National Cloud Computing Strategy.“We...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 05/30/2013

Microsoft welcomes Data Breach Notification Legislation

Microsoft Australia welcomes the Government’s announcement that it will introduce the Privacy...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 05/28/2013

Parents across regional Queensland connect to ThinkUKnow

The Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) together with ThinkUKnow, an initiative...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 05/19/2013

GovHack 2013 – A national approach for inspiring government

Microsoft is excited to be sponsoring the GovHack 2013. GovHack 2013 has gone from big to bigger...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 05/06/2013

The Hidden Risks of Using Pirated Software

Ever wondered how much cheap (or free) pirated software could cost you? How much do you value the...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 03/24/2013

Safer Internet Day 2013

Safer Internet Day is an annual event organised by the European network for internet safety, Insafe....

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 02/04/2013

National Panel for Economic Reform Communiqué - Putting People First

The Communiqué released by the Prime Minister following the inaugural meeting of the National...

Author: MicrosoftAustralia Date: 01/29/2013

Microsoft welcomes Social Networking Protocol

Microsoft today welcomed the Cooperative Arrangement for Complaints Handling announced by the Prime...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 01/15/2013

Microsoft ranked #1 for Corporate Social Responsibility in Reputation Institute’s 2012 CSR RepTrak™ 100 Report

Today, the Reputation Institute, one of the world’s leading reputation management consultant...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 12/11/2012

Microsoft Awards a $75,000 Imagine Cup Grant to jumpstart Australia’s Team StethoCloud

Yesterday, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the second annual Imagine Cup Grants, a...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 12/05/2012

The Promise of Differential Privacy

At Microsoft, we have some of the world’s top privacy researchers working on a wide variety of...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 12/05/2012

Helping to Save the Great Barrier Reef with Cloud Computing

Microsoft is contributing software, services and technical expertise to address the needs of citizen...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 12/03/2012

Microsoft Embraces Telework

This week is National Telework Week (NTW) – a designated week to draw awareness to the...

Author: MicrosoftAustralia Date: 11/11/2012

Privacy and Technology in Balance?

This week, I had the opportunity to speak in Uruguay at the 34th International Conference of Data...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 10/30/2012

Mentorship Efforts Spark Opportunities for Students in Australia

Microsoft Australia has been collaborating with the Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN)...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 10/09/2012

YouthSpark launches

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has launched Microsoft YouthSpark – an initiative to create...

Author: MicrosoftAustralia Date: 09/20/2012

One click Internet Explorer Fix it available now

A solution has been released today by Microsoft that will update Internet Explorer. The Fix it...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 09/19/2012

2012 Government Webinar Schedule - Windows 8, Windows Server, Office 2013 & Lync

The Microsoft Government Webinar Series is now live! We will be hosting a monthly webinar where you...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 09/17/2012

Imagine Cup 2013 Set to Inspire More Young Innovators

Microsoft announced that it has redesigned the upcoming Imagine Cup 2013 around three new core...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 09/17/2012

Microsoft Encourages Species Conservation Through New Global Partnership

Climate change poses a real threat to animal species as they struggle to adapt to a warming planet...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 09/13/2012

Ai Group Technology Summit 2012

Microsoft is proud to sponsor the Ai group Technology Summit 2012. The Summit will provide business...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 09/11/2012

Futures Portal - IT industry policy news

Futures, Microsoft’s online technology policy portal, keeps you up-to-date with the latest...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 07/23/2012

A little known feature making a big difference

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Week, we wanted to highlight one of the lesser known...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 06/11/2012

Microsoft Office Accessibility Training Sessions for the Australian Government

Microsoft will be running two training sessions in Canberra on optimising the accessibility of...

Author: Microsoft Australia Date: 05/22/2012

Education Forum - Teachers, Creativity & Innovation

Every generation speaks in fear of the pace of change it confronts and the need for the...

Author: MicrosoftAustralia Date: 04/29/2012

Your Privacy Rights - Are you Rich, Famous or in the Public Eye?

Recently, on the 25th of April to be precise, Keith Rupert Murdoch appeared before the Leveson...

Author: MicrosoftAustralia Date: 04/25/2012

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