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Microsoft SA selects The Awareness Company as AgriChallenge beneficiary

Microsoft has selected The Awareness Company as the winner of its AgriChallenge competition. The Awareness Company will receive investments from Microsoft to configure, develop, educate, market and contextualise three high-impact agritech products within the next year to empower smallholder farmers in South Africa. In August 2020, Microsoft announced a 2.3 million dollar

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Microsoft AI for Accessibility low-cost Assistive Technology grant, Request for Proposals

The Microsoft AI for Accessibility program is calling for project proposals that advance access to assistive technology for people with disabilities, especially in low- and middle-income communities. Microsoft says the use of artificial intelligence (AI) is optional for project submissions in this round. The company also urges Universities, non-profits, for-profit

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ETIHAD to achieve net-zero sustainability goals with Microsoft tech

Etihad Airways plans to meet net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and is looking to use Microsoft technology. The national carrier of the United Arab Emirates is announcing a new partnership with Microsoft to leverage its tools and technologies to advance its sustainability goals. The companies will work together to use

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Microsoft Student Summit Africa 2021 set for 1-3 December

Microsoft Student Summit Africa (MSSA) is back and is scheduled to take place from 1st to 3rd December 2021. The free three-day virtual conference will seek to upskill and expose students to Microsoft technologies. With learning covering artificial intelligence, cloud computing, Microsoft Power Platform, web development, etc. The event

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Surface Laptop 4 arrives in South Africa, starts at R945 per month and R18,999

The Surface Laptop 4 is now available in South Africa as Microsoft officially launches the device. The least configuration for the Surface Laptop 4, AMD Ryzen 5 4680U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, will start selling at R945 per month at Vodacom and R18,999 at Everyshop and Incredible Connection. With the

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Cairo ICT 2021, Microsoft showcases innovations in Cloud, AI, Security, and modern work

Cairo ICT 2021 is underway in Egypt and Microsoft is taking the opportunity to showcase its latest technological innovations in the areas of the Cloud, AI, Security and modern work. It is also showing off the latest Surface products, the Surface Pro 7+, Surface Laptop Go and Surface Go 2.

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Microsoft to award 1K graduates with DX technologies scholarship

Microsoft is partnering with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Egypt, to launch a Digital Transformation (DX) technologies scholarship to build the capacities of 1,000 graduates. The scholarship aims to refine the skills of graduates and qualify them to contribute to the tech renaissance in Egypt. It will

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Microsoft redesigns Office for web and app, brings new experiences

The Office app for Windows and web version Office.com are getting a refresh and bringing new experiences. Microsoft announces this at Ignite 2021 as part of reimagining Office and transforming for a hybrid world. With the redesign Microsoft says it will serve as a hub for your content, easily finding

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Informatica announces joint Modern Cloud Analytics program with Microsoft

At Microsoft Ignite 2021, Informatica announced a joint Modern Cloud Analytics program with Microsoft on Azure. To provide customers with fast, low cost and low-risk paths to modernize PowerCenter ETL and on-premises data warehouses to Informatica's Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) on Azure and Azure Synapse Analytics. This offering is available on

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Microsoft ventures into the metaverse with Mesh

Mesh for Teams is how Microsoft is planning to keep up with the Metaverse space. For Microsoft though, it will only mark the beginning of its Metaverse solutions which will cut across a host of its products. Mesh for Teams is an immersive 3D meetings experience enabled by the integration

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