Microsoft Asia Pacific
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Announcing Microsoft AI for Accessibility Hackathon APAC winners
Teams from Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines are winners of the Microsoft AI for Accessibility (AI4A) Hackathon in APAC. In its third year, the AI4A Hackathon features teams that are deeply committed to solving real-world challenges faced by people with disabilities (PwD).
Introducing Surface Laptop Studio – the most powerful business laptop built for Windows 11
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 15 February 2022 - Microsoft today announced that pre-orders for the new Surface Laptop Studio will commence from 20 January in Singapore via commercial authorised resellers and retailers, and the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy launch APAC Leaders Digital Alliance
The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and Microsoft launched the APAC Leaders Digital Alliance today.
Domino’s utilises Azure to cook up innovation boost
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach - 5 October 2021 - Microsoft is delighted to announce that Domino's Pizza Enterprises has signed a three-year strategic technology and services agreement to use Azure to help accelerate the company's modernisation and expansion plans.
Microsoft and NEC Expand Strategic Partnership to Boost Business Resiliency and Growth
Microsoft Corp. (Microsoft) and NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) on Tuesday announced an expansion of their decades-long collaboration.
Microsoft unveils Windows 11 - new user experience that brings you closer to what you love
Microsoft today introduced Windows 11, a new experience designed to bring users closer to the things and people they love.
Microsoft unveils immersive education solutions to inspire educators in reimagining learning experiences
New technological solutions including Reading Progress, Minecraft Education and Supervised Chat in Teams will support educators in keeping students engaged and safe in digital classrooms.71% of K-12 educators say technology has helped them improve their instruction and expanded their teaching capacity. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 5 May 2021 - Microsoft today introduced new technological tools and updates designed to support the 5 key areas educators require to create a holistic learning environment and move education forward: student
Microsoft Cloud will accelerate Asia’s post-pandemic economic growth, creating tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in revenue in the next four years
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 21 April 2021 - As Asia moves out of the pandemic, cloud is not only a critical foundation for business resilience but will also be a key driver of the region's next wave of economic growth. Recent research by IDC, shows that Microsoft's most recent datacenter expansions in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Taiwan alone, in partnership with its ecosystem, are set to generate more than $21 billion in new revenues and will create 100,000 new jobs in the next four years. Microsoft is also unveiling an immersive virtual datacenter tour to empower every individual to experience the foundation for today's work,
Microsoft announces plans to establish its first datacenter region in Malaysia as part of "Bersama Malaysia" initiative to support inclusive economic growth
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 19 April 2021 - Microsoft Corp. today announced its "Bersama Malaysia" (Together with Malaysia) initiative, which marks a significant commitment to empowering Malaysia's inclusive digital economy and advancing the nation's digital transformation across the private and public sectors. As part of the plan, Microsoft will establish its first datacenter region in the country to deliver trusted cloud services locally, with world-class data security, privacy, and the ability to store data in-country. Microsoft also announced plans to skill an additional 1 million Malaysians by end of 2023 to
Team ProTag from New Zealand and Team Threeotech from Thailand from Asia advance to Microsoft’s Imagine Cup World Championships in May
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 5 April 2021 - Microsoft today announced the top 4 World Finalists of the 2021 Imagine Cup competition, including 2 teams from Asia, Team ProTag (New Zealand) winning the Earth category and Team Threeotech (Thailand) emerging top in the Lifestyle category. This was following an exciting two rounds of the World Finals where 12 shortlisted teams gave a 3-minute project pitch followed by a Q&A session with judges to compete for a spot in the World Championships in May. This year's 2021 Imagine Cup virtual competition saw tens of thousands of teams from 163 countries using innovative
Close to 6 million people across Asia Pacific acquire digital skills during COVID-19
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 31 March 2021 - Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced it has helped over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories gain access to digital skills, of which close to 6 million of them are from Asia Pacific. This tops its initial goal of 25 million last June. Microsoft Corp. is also extending its commitment to help 250,000 companies globally make a skills-based hire in 2021. From laid-off factory workers to retail associates and truck drivers, millions of people turned to online learning courses from GitHub, LinkedIn and Microsoft during the pandemic to help prepare for and secure the most
Microsoft forecasts the Next Great Disruption as Hybrid Work
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 March 2021 - Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) ("Microsoft") today announced the findings from its first annual Work Trend Index. Titled "The Next Great Disruption is Hybrid Work – Are We Ready?" the report uncovers seven hybrid work trends every business leader needs to know as we enter this new era of work. The report indicates that business leaders should resist the urge to see hybrid work as business as usual. "The world is on the brink of a disruption as great as last year's sudden shift to remote work: the move to hybrid — a blended model where some employees return to the workplace and
Microsoft to establish first datacenter region in Indonesia as part of Berdayakan Ekonomi Digital Indonesia initiative
Microsoft increases its investment in Indonesia’s digital economy, with plans to establish a new datacenter region and a commitment to skill over 24 million Indonesians by end of 2021 through its decades’ long skilling investment