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Microsoft hosts Startups Summit in Cape Town

Microsoft South Africa is hosting a Microsoft for Startups Summit - Cape Town meetup targetting founders, entrepreneurs, developers, venture capitals (VCs), accelerators, and their teams. The free event is in-person and will take place on December 1st. At the Innovation City Darter Studio, Longkloof, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa. The Microsoft

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COP27 – Microsoft announces new Africa AI Innovation Council

Microsoft is announcing the establishment of the Africa AI Innovation Council to harness the power of data and artificial intelligence (AI) to boost climate resilience and adaptation efforts in Africa. With membership drawn from organizations led by the African Development Bank, African Risk Capacity, and African Climate Foundation. The company is

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MTN Group, Microsoft to accelerate value creation and Africa’s growth

MTN Group and Microsoft are announcing a new partnership that will see them support customers across governments and organizations accelerate value creation and drive Africa’s economic growth using Microsoft platform solutions. The agreement centers on transforming and modernizing MTN’s communications and technology infrastructure together with harnessing capabilities and building the largest

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Surface Laptop 5 (2022), next-generation Windows 11 PC

Microsoft has introduced the Surface Laptop 5 with 12th generation Intel Core i5/i7 processors built on the new Intel Evo platform and runs Windows 11 at the October (Fall) event ahead of Ignite 2022. The company unveiled the device alongside the Surface Pro 9, Surface Studio 2+ and other Surface

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Microsoft is phasing out the Resume Assistant tool in word

Microsoft is phasing out the resume assistant tool in Microsoft Word which gives people ideas for work experiences and skills. The company started by removing the CV assistant feature from the Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview) in September 2022. With plans to fully remove the feature from Word for Microsoft 365

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Microsoft targets lack of investment, affordable access to finance in a new AfDB partnership

Microsoft is announcing that it is expanding its partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to support Africa’s young entrepreneurs facing a lack of investment and affordable access to finance under the bank’s Youth Entrepreneurship Investment Banks (YEIB) Initiative. The expanded partnership seeks to support the establishment of national-level institutions through

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details of Microsoft event October 12 2022

Microsoft to introduce new innovations at October 12 event

Microsoft will host an event on October 12 2022 at 2 pm GMT, 5 pm EAT and make some announcements. The company put out a "save the date" invite with the details "Watch live to see what’s next [at] 10 am ET on October 12, 2022". The invite poster doesn't

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Kunle Awosika heads Microsoft Africa Transformation Office in new company reorg

Microsoft names Kunle Awosika as the new Managing Director of the Africa Transformation Office (ATO) in a new reorganization to optimize its operations in Africa to scale impact. He succeeds Wael Elkabbany, who now heads Microsoft's new Africa Regional Cluster (ARC) subsidiary. Kunle will lead the ATO subsidiary with a

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Microsoft SITA Ndivho Innovation Centre opens in Pretoria to empower innovators, SMMEs

Microsoft South Africa has launched the Microsoft SITA Ndivho Innovation Centre in Centurion, Pretoria in partnership with SITA (the State Information Technology Agency). The centre aims to spur innovation and global competitiveness, as well as build the ICT capability and skills development, of local, provincial and government departments in order

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Mint Group wins 2022 Microsoft Partner of the year South Africa country award

Mint Group, a Microsoft Gold IT consultancy and systems integrator is the 2022 Microsoft Partner of the Year country Award winner in South Africa. The company receives the award for providing outstanding solutions and services in South Africa. The company is among other Microsoft partners from across the globe who

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