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South African students can now get Microsoft’s Office 365 for free

US students have always had the good life. A lot of tech companies have always showered them with discounts. They get free domains with Namecheap, they pay less for Spotify, they get free Jetbrain licences, a free Github pack and they get Google Workspace for free. Above all, they get Microsoft Office for free too. […]

Graduates invited to apply for Microsoft Interns4Afrika

6-month internship with a Microsoft Partner

Review of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare – 5 things to note

Review of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare enteprise solution, 5 things to note for any institution looking to make it part of its healthcare delivery system.

Walmart and Microsoft joining forces to buy TikTok

In another twist to the TikTok saga, Microsoft and Walmart have reportedly joined forces to buy the troubled social media platform. TikTok has had a roller coaster ride for a while now. From the company facing a ban in the United States, an outright ban in India, and user privacy issues. For TikTok keep its […]

Google and Microsoft teaming up to bring more apps to the Play Store

In a report by Thurrot Microsoft and Google are working together to bring more apps to the Play Store. These applications will be built using Microsoft’s Progressive Web App builder and will use Google’s Bubblewrap utility and library to make the most out of the new features. This collaboration will bring more and better progressive […]

UNICEF & Microsoft Launch Global Learning Platform To Help Address COVID-19 Education Gap

UNICEF and Microsoft Corp. today announced the expansion of a global learning platform to help children and youth affected by COVID-19 continue their education at home. The Learning Passport started off as a partnership between UNICEF, Microsoft and the University of Cambridge and its departments Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment, designed to provide education for displaced […]

Microsoft’s Model Suggests 8 Steps For Businesses To Successfully Implement AI

Microsoft developed the AI 360° model to help companies trying to adopt artificial intelligence get the most out of the technology. The model was designed with 3 primary uses in mind: As a strategic model for guiding investment in AI To support digital transformation planning To identify where AI is currently being implemented in your […]

Microsoft Combines Word, Excel & Powerpoint In One Mobile App

Microsoft is known for its Office suite of apps, but they’ve decided to shake up their approach to the applications on mobile devices. The tech giant has released one app to rule them all; Microsoft Office which combines Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Instead of having 3 separate apps that take up 279MB (at least on […]

Microsoft’s Sketch2Code Turns Whiteboard Sketches Into Code

I’m not a coder so I’m not entirely in-the-know when it comes to coder workflows but what I do know is that a significant portion of guys and girls who code value their whiteboard. That’s where a portion of the magic happens apparently. According to Microsoft what happens on the whiteboard needs to get translated […]

African Development Bank Launches Coding Platform For Kids

African Development Bank recently launched the Coding for Employment platform in partnership with Microsoft. The online tool will be used to provide digital skills to African youths all over the continent. The platform was launched at the 2019 African Economic Conference in Egypt and one of the major aims is to scale it up across […]

Microsoft Japan Adopted a 4-Day Work Week & Boosted Productivity By Almost 50%

Where my public holiday and long-weekend lovers at? Developments coming out of Japan at Microsoft might pique your interest. Microsoft Japan was trialling a 4-day work week and the experiment was extremely popular with employees and also increased productivity by 40% due to the fact that the shorter workweek came with less and more efficient […]

Microsoft Announces Two New Foldable Devices: Surface Neo & Duo

Foldables are definitely a thing that. If Huawei’s Mate & Samsung’s Galaxy Fold weren’t enough to convince you that this is the future that manufacturers are heading towards, Microsoft’s two new foldables might just do that. Duo In this day and age to be able to announce two new products without leaked renders or an […]

Liquid Telecom To Host Microsoft Azure Mobile, Web and API Services Webinar

Liquid Telecom’s series of free educational webinars regarding Microsoft Azure continues and this time the webinar covers Mobile, Web and API services. Quickly build, deploy and scale web apps created with popular frameworks like .NET, .NET Core, Node.js, Java, PHP, Ruby or Python, in containers or running on Windows and Linux operating platforms. In this […]

Apple & Other Global Companies Request US Government Not To Impose Tariffs On Their Products

A number of tech companies in the US have written to the Trump Administration this week asking the government NOT to hit the products they produce with additional tariffs as the US-China trade war seems to be on the verge of escalating. When Trump’s administration put Huawei under a trade ban a few weeks ago, […]

Liquid Telecom To Host Email Security Azure Webinar

Liquid Telecom continues to host their series of webinars for consumers coming to grips with Microsoft’s Azure platform. The fourth part of this series will be held on Thursday 30 May (tomorrow) from 1430-1500hrs. The latest Webinar in the series will be centred around email security and Liquid Telecom describes the webinar as follows: This […]

Microsoft To Build Development Centres In Africa Over The Next 5 Years

Microsoft has shared their plans to construct development centres at a cost of more than 100 million in the next half-decade. The development centres in Africa are supposed to work with Microsoft’s local partners and government. Microsoft also hopes to hire engineers from these centres. The initial sites for the development centres will be in […]

Liquid Telecom Giving Out US$1000 Microsoft Azure Cloud Credits To Startups

Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe’s partnership with Microsoft will bear a lasting impact for interested startups under the Liquid GoCloud initiative. The program is open to local startups looking to adopt Microsoft’s Azure platform. The startups selected will be joining Liquid’s “marketplace of opportunity” and receive 1,000USD in cloud credit along with exclusive access to Microsoft developers […]

Microsoft Bans Internal April Fool’s Prank

April Fool’s day is one of the more polarizing events on the calendar year. Either you love it or you absolutely hate it and the folks from Microsoft seem to be firmly in the latter section. The Verge obtained an internal memo sent to staffers warning them to avoid such shenanigans as the impact can […]

Take A Picture Of A Spreadsheet & Have It Convert Into A Fully Editable Excel File!

Microsoft Excel has come out with what is arguably one of their coolest updates on the mobile app. By allowing users to take pictures of Spreadsheets which become fully editable Excel files, this vital update will allow companies & government’s which were logging this data manually to transition without someone have to put in hours […]

Liquid Telecom To Host Azure Backup Webinar

Cloud computing is all the rage these days and if you follow tech news in Zimbabwe avidly, you’ll know that Liquid Telecom and Microsoft have been in partnership since 2017. This partnership allows Liquid Telecom to sell Microsoft Cloud Solutions to interested parties. This same partnership also yielded the great initiative that saw Liquid Telecom […]

Lusitania Primary School Gets Certified To Test Microsoft Computer Based Exams (Photos)

Today Lusitania Primary School officially unveiled their brand new computer lab aimed at offering a testing center for Microsoft Computer based exams. The event was graced by the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Prof. P.V Mavima as well as the Ambassador of Portugal. Features of the Computer Lab includes an intelligent board as well […]

Windows 7 Users Are Left With One Year Before The OS Self Destructs

Ok, that headline is louder than it needs to be. But seriously, if you are still using Windows 7, now might be as good a time as any to know that support for the ageing OS is ending in a year’s time. That makes the software a ticking time bomb… Microsoft is ending support for […]

GitHub Is Now Offering Free Unlimited Private Repositories

There was a furore when Microsoft announced that they had acquired GitHub, the most popular Git repository which acts as the home of most FOSS (free and open-source software ) projects. Many felt that given Microsoft’s antipathy against projects such as Linux, the acquisition was some sort of elaborate Trojan horse scheme. Those fears appear […]

Facebook Secretly Allowed Netflix And Other Tech Giants To Read Users’ Private Messages

A new report has surfaced revealing some troubling details regarding the data sharing practices of Facebook. The social media giant reportedly gave access of our data to more than 150 companies including the likes of Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify, and Netflix. This means that all these companies had access to “hundreds of millions” of Facebook […]

{Press Release} Microsoft Partners With The Zimbabwe Government To Transform The Education Sector With Technology

Microsoft has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education that will see the technology company commit to assisting Zimbabwe’s education ministry in creating modern classrooms that drive innovation, performance and growth. The announcement was made on the side-lines of the 8th annual Innovation Africa, which kicked off yesterday. […]

Blockchain For Construction: Microsoft Partners Zim Company To Make It Possible

Global software and hardware titan, Microsoft, is partnering with Africa Infrastructure Development Group (Africa-IDG) to work on some applications of blockchain technology locally. They partnered with who? Africa-IDG is a building company and the description on their website state: A group of the best architects, builders, designers, and furnishers. We build everything from low-cost, affordable, […]

Microsoft And Certiport Partner To Host Scholarship Programme Where You Can Win Up To $7000 And A Trip To New York

If you’re between the ages of 13 and 22 and you feel you have what it takes to become a Microsoft Office Specialist then you may want to pay attention… Certiport – a certification exam development service- has partnered with Microsoft and in 2019 they will be hosting The Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship. […]

Microsoft Invests In African Startups In Bid To Improve Internet Access On The Continent

Airband Initiative is a little known program run by Microsoft. The initiative sees them partner with equipment makers, ISPs, energy access providers and entrepreneurs to make affordable internet access a reality. Through this very same program, yesterday, Microsoft invested in three African startups to provide internet access and cloud-enabled solutions to underserved African communities. All […]

Microsoft 70-487: Preparation Guide For Certification Exam

General overview of Microsoft 70-487 exam Microsoft 70-487 exam is a highly sophisticated certification exam that has been planned for both experienced developers and non-experienced individuals with a minimum of 6 months’experience. After successfully passing this exam, the candidates are able to learn design services and its installation, development of Azure services. The candidates will […]

Microsoft Launches It’s First Software Testing Centre In Kenya

If you follow Tech news around the region you’ll probably know that Kenya has really been on a surge when it comes to development in their tech space of late. As recently as two weeks ago we were talking about activity in the Kenyan gaming scene. Now it seems Kenya is at it once again […]