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Microsoft GrowthX Accelerator

15 startups selected for the first cohort of the Microsoft GrowthX Accelerator program

15 startups will participate in the first cohort of the Microsoft GrowthX Accelerator program. They will work to co-create technology solutions with partners such as Etihad Airways, Unilever, Flow, IKEA, KPMG and Akbank. The startups will spend 12-weeks of virtual and physical workshops and training in the United Arab Emirates.

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Microsoft lights up Burj Khalifa to welcome Windows 11

Microsoft United Arab Emirates (UAE) lights up the tallest building in the world to announce the launch of Windows 11. The company did this on the eve of the official release date to draw attention to the announcement. The iconic building was covered in blue, the new bloom wallpaper, Windows

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Microsoft opens 2nd Surface market in Africa as devices arrive in Egypt

Microsoft is expanding its Surface devices market in Africa as it opens a new market in Egypt. The company is officially launching Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop Go and Surface Go 2 for organizations in Egypt. This will increase the Surface market in Africa to two with South Africa being

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Microsoft Partner Africa Winners 2020

2021 Microsoft Partner of the year Africa Award winners

Microsoft is announcing its partner of the year award winners and here is a list of winning organizations in Africa. The announcement comes ahead of Microsoft Inspire 2021 where it will celebrate exemplary achievements from across its global partner ecosystem. Microsoft Inspire 2021 partner event, is set to take place

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Dynamics 365 Business Central

Dynamics 365 Business Central is now available in Africa and the Middle East

Dynamics 365 Business Central the Microsoft business management solution for small and mid-sized organizations (SMBs) is coming to Africa and the Middle East. The solution will launch in Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, and Lebanon over this month. Dynamics 365 Business Central lets SMBs automate and streamline their business operations.

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smart technologies

Kuwait leaders to maximize the use of smart technologies in new Microsoft AI program

The Central Agency for Information Technology Agency (CAIT), Kuwait, is partnering with Microsoft to launch a training program for a group of Kuwaiti leaders from the government sector. To raise the level of knowledge and enhance confidence in artificial intelligence technologies to build a smart government. The Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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GrowthX Accelerator Microsoft

Microsoft to recruit 15 startups in the GrowthX Accelerator program, applications open!

Microsoft is announcing that applications for its GrowthX Accelerator Program is now open to startups with ground-breaking solutions. The program under Microsoft for Startups initiative hopes to bridge the gap between corporates with challenges and startups with solutions. It is part of a larger strategic partnership between Microsoft and the Abu

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Kenya students Imagine Cup Microsoft

Kenya students win Microsoft Imagine Cup competition, USD 125K

Four computer science final year students of United States International University - Africa (USIS), Kenya, are the winners of the 2021 Microsoft Imagine Cup World Championship. The team wins the competition trophy, USD 125000 and a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Named Team REWEBA, they become the first

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digital skills

1.1M Africans acquire digital skills during COVID-19

Microsoft is announcing it has helped over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories acquire digital skills. Out of this, over one million learners across Africa participated in the Microsoft Global Skills program. The global skills initiative offers free online courses across Microsoft, LinkedIn, and GitHub learning platforms. It

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developer in Africa Microsoft codestories

We are supporting the lifecycle of the developer in Africa and the Middle East – Microsoft

Microsoft is supporting literally the lifecycle of a developer in the Middle East and Africa says Julien Bertin, Azure Business Lead for Middle East and Africa for Microsoft. From the time you graduate to the time you retire literally. At every single step of the journey, we have programs to

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