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Zimbabwe and Kenya Windows Insiders are winners of the Microsoft Insiders2Campus Contest

Clint-Roy Muvirimi-Mukarakate, Zimbabwe and Joshua Ndemenge, Kenya are Insiders2Campus 2019 contest Winners. The Zimbabwe and Kenya Windows Insiders are part of 10 selected winners of the competition across the globe. The Microsoft Windows Insiders2Campus Contest awards Windows 10 Insider Program fans with an exclusive experience at Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond. A

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Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Microsoft AI for Earth Innovation Grant for projects that use AI for global environmental impact in the Middle East and Africa

Microsoft is awarding new grants to fellow pioneers in the Middle East and Africa through a new partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and the National Geographic Society The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) aims to create a world where both nature and humanity coexist in harmony. Over the past twenty years,

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cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a central challenge of our digital age; Microsoft Hosts Cybersecurity event in Nairobi

Several Kenyan government and public service websites were hacked early this year rendering services unavailable. According to the Communications Authority of Kenya, cyber-attacks in Kenya increased by 167% from October to December 2018. This cybersecurity firm Serianu Ltd says cost the Kenyan economy about 29.5B KSH [286M USD]. The firm

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WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY

Connecting and Inspiring Women in Technology; Microsoft LEAP Hackathon

Microsoft hosts 32 women in technology in a hackathon event in Nairobi. 9th July 2019, Nairobi: Kenya Furthering its commitment to diversity and inclusivity in the engineering and technology space, Microsoft hosted the LEAP Hackathon. The event, which strives to increase technology skills, facilitate learning through challenges as well

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Ignite The Tour

Johannesburg, Dubai, Tel Aviv; Microsoft will host Ignite The Tour in these MEA cities

Microsoft Ignite The Tour will take place in Johannesburg, Tel Aviv and Dubai in 2020. Microsoft's annual free technical training for developers and IT professionals conference, Ignite, will be hitting the roads again. Microsoft Ignite is going global and will be in a city near you next year. This will be

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Software Engineers

Meet Software Engineers working at Microsoft Africa Development Center

Microsoft Launch ADC Microsoft announced plans this year to spend a combined investment of US $100 million in the Africa Development Center(ADC). An investment to build more cutting-edge solutions suitable for the region and the rest of the world. With plans to hire up to 500 local software engineers to

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Nairobi

University of Nairobi student shares Microsoft LEAP Hackathon 2019 Nairobi event experience

All-Female Microsoft LEAP Hackathon event in Nairobi. I thought it was going to be just an ordinary hackathon, when I first heard about the Microsoft LEAP hackathon. Where you just go and compete for prizes and that is it. Says Rosianah Musyoka, selected participant at Microsoft LEAP hackathon in

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Nigerian software developer shares her experience at the Microsoft LEAP Hackathon

Microsoft hosts 30 female developers in Lagos. Microsoft invited female developers in Kenya and Nigeria to participate in the Microsoft LEAP Hackathon 2019 event. An initiative of the newly launched Microsoft Africa Development center. The all-female event seeks to strengthen the place of women in technology. A four day program combining

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emerging markets

Building an operating system that works for emerging markets, Lessons from Nigeria that shaped Windows 10

What is it like building an operating system for the world? Microsoft Windows Insider chief, Dona Sarkar talks about how diversity helps in the development of the Windows operating system. Sharing how the development team builds an operating system that works for emerging markets like Africa thriving on diversity. Dona was

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United Arab Emirates

Microsoft launch two new cloud regions in the United Arab Emirates

Microsoft Cloud datacenter regions now available in the United Arab Emirates to help fuel future economic ambitions as well as deliver increased performance for customers and partners in the Middle East. Today, Microsoft took a significant step in its support of digital transformation across the Middle East, as it launched

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