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Verah Okeyo, Kenya, wins Microsoft and ICFJ grant program award

Kenya environemnt and health reporter,Verah Okeyo, wins Microsoft Modern Journalism and ICFJ Alumni reporting grant program award. Verah Okeyo is an environment and health reporter at The Daily Nation in Kenya. She is one of the first two Microsoft Modern Journalism grant program award recipients. Her project looks to uncover why

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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 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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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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xbox game studios

Microsoft renames Microsoft Studios to Xbox Game Studios

Microsoft renames its game development division to Xbox Game Studios Xbox Game Studios will replace Microsoft studios in name moving forward. Microsoft shares this as it continues to bring its gaming platform across all devices. This means all Microsoft Studios game divisons will come under Xbox Game Studios. Microsoft Studios is

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2019 Imagine Cup EMEA Online Finals competition

Register to participate in the 2019 Imagine Cup EMEA Online Regional Semifinals for a chance to qualify to the world finals. Do you have an idea that solves a problem? Can your idea use Microsoft's Azure technology to solve the problem? Register to participate in Microsoft’s 2019 Imagine Cup competition.

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Microsoft virtual academy

Microsoft retires Microsoft Virtual Academy, replaces it with Microsoft Learn

As a technology company Microsoft offers learning resources. For people who want to develop technical skills and confidence as well as build career opportunities. Most often allowing them to leverage and skill up in their tools and technologies. These platforms include, Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), Cloud Society Platform, Microsoft courses

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Change-Makers

Ghanaian Teacher one of ten Change-Makers who inspired Microsoft CEO in 2018

Ghanaian Teacher, Richard Owura Kwadwo Hottish Akoto Appiah, one of ten Change-Makers who inspired Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella in 2018 10 Change-Makers that inspired Satya Nadella in 2018 Satya nadella has named Richard 'Owura Kwadwo Hottish' Akoto as part of individuals and teams who inspired him in 2018. The CEO of

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AI for Earth

Kenya and Uganda projects receive Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation Grant

3 Kenyan and Ugandan projects receive Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation Grant to support research and scientific discovery with AI technologies. Microsoft announces new recipients of its AI for Earth Innovation award. A joint $1.2M grant program offered by Microsoft and National Geographic to 11 grantees. AI

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