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Equity Equivalent Investment Programme

Microsoft announce evolved multi-million dollar Equity Equivalent Investment Programme in South Africa

Microsoft announce evolved Equity Equivalent Investment Programme to drive digital transformation and create economic empowerment in South Africa. Seven years on after launching the Microsoft Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP), the company evolves the programme. Microsoft announced the EEIP in 2011 where they committed 7 years to support black owned

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engineering office

Microsoft is opening a Mixed Reality and AI engineering office in Lagos, Nigeria

Microsoft is opening an engineering office to build Mixed Reality Cloud Services in Lagos, Nigeria. Microsoft is increasing its investments on African soil. It is launching two development centers in Africa. With offices in Kenya and Nigeria. Early this month Microsoft's planned Africa datacenters became a reality and went live

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Blacks at Microsoft

Blacks at Microsoft celebrate 30th Anniversary of diversity and inclusion

Blacks at Microsoft fireside chat. 📸: Chris Capossela Blacks at Microsoft celebrate 30th Anniversary The Blacks at Microsoft Employee Resource Group celebrated 30 years of diversity and inclusion as part of Black History Month. Microsoft says "we strive to create an environment that brings the power of diversity to life.

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Africa Digital Media Institute

Microsoft 4Afrika, Africa Digital Media Institute open game and mobile app development AppFactory in Nairobi, Kenya

Africa Digital Media Institute partners with Microsoft to open Kenya's 3rd AppFactory. Microsoft launched its 18th Africa skills development AppFactory academy in Nairobi today. The 3rd in Kenya after the Mawingu Network and the United States International University AppFactory. This 3rd one is in partneship with Africa Digital Media Institue(ADMI),

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Africa Datacenters

Microsoft’s Africa datacenters go live in South Africa

Microsoft Announces Africa Datacenters are available. Its Africa Cloud Regions are live. Today, Microsoft announced its Africa datacenters are live. The two Datacenters located in South Africa will bring Microsoft's total available and announced cloud regions to 54. Microsoft says the datacenters will begin to generally offer Azure service followed

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Campus Connect

Microsoft hosts Campus Connect Summit in Nairobi, Kenya

The first Campus Connect Summit, A Microsoft Education Partner Summit takes place in Nairobi. Microsoft hosted a 2 day education partner summit in Nairobi at the Villa Rosa kempinski hotel. The event brought together over a hundred Microsoft education partners, educators and from across the country. Preparing graduates for 21st Century panel

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Telecom Egypt

Telecom Egypt and Microsoft announce Egypt’s first Cloud Network

Microsoft and Telecom Egypt announce Egypt's first Cloud Network to enhance delivery of services to customers. Telecom Egypt and Microsoft have reached an agreement to collaborate in extending Microsoft's cloud network to Egypt. This agreement was reached on the sideline of ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. The

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Build 2019

Microsoft announce Build 2019 Developer event

Microsoft has announced dates for its premier event for developers. Build 2019 event will take place May 6th to 8th at the Washington State Convention center, Seattle Washington. Microsoft will open registration starting tomorrow 27th February 2019. With an invitation that reads "Come experience the latest technologies and imagine new

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iCropal

Kabarak University, Kenya student team iCropal qualify for Microsoft Imagine Cup EMEA Regional Final

Each year Microsoft hosts its student Imagine Cup competition. A competition where student developers showcase their innovative solutions built on Microsoft's technology. Starting with online finals, national and regional finals. Then on to the world finals with winner of the competition being awarded a grand prize package of about 100,000$. This

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