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ICT in Africa, A Central Theme at the African Union Heads of State Summit This Month

This week at the African Union Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa leaders from the continent are...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 01/29/2010

Introducing Windows MultiPoint Mouse SDK 1.5 and Microsoft Mouse Mischief

This week, some of our MultiPoint team members are lucky enough to be attending BETT—the world’s...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 01/12/2010

7 Ways Winner: Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula

Today we are delighted to announce the seventh and final winner of the 7 Ways to Change the World...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 11/24/2009

7 Ways Winner: SkiDUCK

Today we are announcing the sixth winner of the 7 Ways to Change the World competition....

Author: Lori Keam Date: 11/23/2009

7 Ways Winner: Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, Bremerton Branch

Today we are announcing the fifth winner of the 7 Ways to Change the World competition....

Author: Lori Keam Date: 11/20/2009

7 Ways Winner: United Way of Central Carolinas

Today we are announcing the fourth winner of the 7 Ways to Change the World competition....

Author: Lori Keam Date: 11/19/2009

7 Ways Winner: American Red Cross: Dallas Area Chapter

Today we are delighted to announce the third winner of the 7 Ways to Change the World competition....

Author: Lori Keam Date: 11/18/2009

7 Ways Winner: Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group

Today we are delighted to announce the second winner of the 7 Ways to Change the World competition....

Author: Lori Keam Date: 11/17/2009

7 Ways Winner: The More than Me Foundation

Starting today, until November 24th we’ll be announcing the 7 winners of the 7 Ways to Change the...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 11/16/2009

Update: 7 Ways to Change the World - Video Contest

Good morning. The deadline for submissions to our 7 Ways to Change the World competition closed last...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 11/16/2009

Expanding Education’s Access to Technology with Windows Multipoint Server 2010

In our ongoing discussions with education institutions around the world, we’ve learned that...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 11/12/2009

Video Contest: 7 Ways to Change the World, enter today

Good morning, I wanted to give you all a quick update on the 7 Ways to Change the World video...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 11/09/2009

The EU-Africa Business Forum: ICT for Regional Economic Growth

The current moment is a particularly challenging one for the continent of Africa. Following in line...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 10/15/2009

In Rwanda, Technology is Helping Education be a Catalyst for Peace

The 1994 genocide in Rwanda devastated the country’s economy and its education sector – the backbone...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 10/08/2009

World Teachers' Day 2009

UNESCO celebrates World Teachers’ Day today on the anniversary of the 1966 signing of the UNESCO/ILO...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 10/05/2009

Bringing the Benefits of Technology to Refugees; Improving Education and Enhancing their Long-term Livelihood

Bangladesh, Rwanda and New York City may not seem to have a lot in common but they are all currently...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 09/24/2009

This week the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting is taking place in New York. The CGI...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 09/24/2009

One day with OneApp

We’ve blogged a fair bit on the launch of OneApp, but I wanted to give some insight into how I’m...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 09/16/2009

Welcome to mibli powered by OneApp

Today in Johannesburg, our first OneApp partner, Blue Label Telecoms, officially launched its mibli...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 09/10/2009

Expanding access to medical research for better healthcare - HINARI

At Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam, doctors and staff have developed one of the country’s most...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 09/09/2009

OneApp – just the beginning!

Wow. The interest in OneApp has been phenomenal – thank you! A great start to a very busy week. The...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 08/27/2009

Introducing OneApp – Fun and Function

Of all of the work we do on the Unlimited Potential team, our efforts in the mobile space probably...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 08/24/2009

No Summer Holiday for Partners in Learning!

On the Unlimited Potential team we work with the common understanding that education is the...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 08/11/2009

Beyond the PC: Helping governments do more with technology

At the Centre Africain d'Etudes Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG), a prestigious regional school of...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 07/27/2009

UNESCO & Microsoft join forces to promote greater access and use of ICT for higher education enhancement

Last week in Paris close to 100 ministers of education, senior education officials and policy...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 07/13/2009

First Place Imagine Cup Design for Development Award goes to COSMIC!

This just in from Cairo...a big congratulations to team COSMIC from Universiti Sains Malaysia! At...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 07/07/2009

Imagine Cup Design for Development Award - Tonight's the Night!

The Imagine Cup finalists for the Unlimited Potential Design for Development Award competed in Cairo...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 07/07/2009

Capturing the Interest of Students and Motivating Them to Succeed

For many years before I joined Microsoft I taught in secondary schools in the UK. One of the most...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 07/03/2009

VOTE! Imagine Cup People's Choice Award

The People's Choice Award website for this year's Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals in Cairo is up and...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 06/26/2009

Even Cattle in Africa Are using Mobile Phones These Days

They might not be updating their Facebook pages or Twittering about local restaurants with the best...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 06/22/2009

Support World Refugee Day

Thanks to all of you who have taken time out this week to support World Refugee Week – a series of...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 06/17/2009

Design for Development Finalists Announced!

Only two weeks to go until the Imagine Cup 2009 Worldwide Finals in Cairo, Egypt! Our judges have...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 06/16/2009

Gimme Shelter

Every year on June 20th, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) honors the millions...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 06/16/2009

Imagine Cup Students Travel to Redmond

Last week, students participating in the Imagine Cup traveled to Microsoft’s Redmond campus to meet...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 06/15/2009

MultiPoint won’t stop them preferring football to Maths, but it might help develop their learning ability

This article from IDG’s PC World site about some of the challenges to teaching in Thailand, and...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 06/04/2009

UPG’s Masuma Henry Profiled by Discovery Channel’s “Dream Jobs”

A note of congratulations to Unlimited Potential Group team member and user experience researcher...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 06/04/2009

How do people engage with PCs for the first time?

Given that most of us have encountered PCs from the time we were in school or college, it may be...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 06/02/2009

How to reach rural, non-electrified classrooms

The Unlimited Potential Group in the Middle East & Africa has been hard at work for more than 6...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 06/01/2009

Text-Free Interfaces for the Illiterate

Most computer applications are difficult to understand for those who are unable to read fluently....

Author: Lori Keam Date: 05/26/2009

Steve Ballmer witnesses how young Indonesian innovators are working to prevent the spread of Malaria

By Bonnie Mamanua, Unlimited Potential Group Business Manager, Microsoft Indonesia Last week we...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 05/20/2009

Think Beyond Technology!

On my first trip to India, I remember going to visit a rural village near Bhopal, where the Union...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 05/14/2009

Social Entrepreneurs in the Making

It is Imagine Cup season! Known as the “Olympics of Technology,” Microsoft Imagine Cup is the...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 05/12/2009

What Schools in Burkina Faso, Senegal & Mali Can Teach UP

A year ago, the Microsoft Unlimited Potential Group in the Middle East & Africa started a series...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 05/08/2009

U.S. Imagine Cup Winners - Team MultiPoint Web

After three days of intense competition from technology students across the country, the winner of...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 05/05/2009

Made in India to transform education worldwide

Indian concept, global appeal Recently Microsoft India has experienced two very welcome “returns”....

Author: Lori Keam Date: 05/05/2009

Imagine Cup US Finals - People’s Choice (that means YOU!)

Next week some of the brightest – and youngest – minds in America will compete in the US Finals of...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 04/27/2009

Affordable Computing Alternatives to Transform Classroom Education

Ten years ago, the idea of giving each student a laptop was viewed by many as “the” thing that would...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 04/22/2009

Illinois’ Best and Brightest Tackle e-Waste (Part 2)

Now I’ll move on to the most exciting part of judging the University of Illinois’ first annual...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 04/20/2009

Illinois’ Best and the Brightest Tackle e-Waste

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Author: Lori Keam Date: 04/17/2009

Will Low Cost PCs kill the refurbished PC market?

With new low cost PCs like entry netbooks costing US$200 people keep asking me if the refurbished PC...

Author: Lori Keam Date: 04/06/2009

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