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Helping to fight COVID-19 across Asia together

As our region and the rest of the world responds to the outbreak, our thoughts are with the people affected and the medical professionals working around the clock to help those most in need. At Microsoft, we’re working to do our part by ensuring the safety of our employees. We’re striving to protect the health and well-being of the communities in which we operate. And we’re providing technology, solutions, tips, and resources to help people work and learn remotely while they stay safe and connected.

Read the latest stories from Asia below and find out out more about Microsoft’s global activities here.

Open-sourcing new COVID-19 threat intelligence.

Volunteering in Vietnam: Giving blood during the pandemic. Learn more.

Supreme Court of the Philippines unveils virtual courtrooms during COVID-19 community quarantine. Find out more.

Say ah and count to 30: Austin Health deploys to boost COVID-Care. Read more.

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The Y Victoria builds PowerApp to streamline and speed staff’s JobKeeper applications. Read more.

Pertamina offers online interfaith prayers during COVID-19 using Microsoft Teams. Read more.

Bolster security to enable collaboration and customer engagement. Learn more.

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Lockdown goals: this amateur football coach made Microsoft Teams a virtual playground for his students. Find out how.

From GC to everyone: “We have to be apart, but only because we care.”  Read more.

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BNZ makes the switch to Microsoft Teams. Find out more.

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Researchers in Microsoft Research Asia lab launch COVID Insights Website.  Check it out.

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How Xbox Game Pass is helping friends stay connected. Find out more.

Microsoft PH: Thank you to our frontliners. Read more.

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Taking a people-first approach: our commitment to colleagues. Learn more.

Balancing remote working needs with security. Read more.

OneMask leverages technology to race against time and meet local demand for face mask. Read more.

Bing’s COVID-19 Tracker releases new features customized to help Indian citizens. Learn more.

Making ‘more’ possible: Our commitment to partners. Find out more.

Microsoft Thailand strengthens partnership with Ministry of Higher Education elevating online learning with Microsoft Teams for Education – covering 150 universities across country. Read more.

Moorabool Shire expands digital service options, drives down cost, responds to COVID-19. Read more.

Customers embrace technology to advance industry innovation, respond to COVID-19, and plan for the future. Read more.

Australian National University configures COVID-19 crisis management platform in three days. Learn how.

Real-time telemedicine: A virtual bridge for two Chinese hospitals and their patients. Learn more.

UNICEF and Microsoft launch global platform to help address COVID-19 education crisis. Read more.

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South Australia’s Flinders University tracks impact of Coronavirus crisis with rapid data insights. Read more.


Observations on pandemic responses, technology and privacy in Asia. Find out here.

How to talk tech in te reo Māori, the language of Aotearoa New Zealand . Find out here.

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Learn from our customers in Japan. Read here.

How I lead remote learning in Hong Kong during school closures. Learn more.

HCG makes cancer care accessible virtually amid COVID-19 with Microsoft Teams. Learn more.

• A big data solution for self-driving cars is adapted to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Find out more.

• Australian Red Cross rolls out self-isolator outreach platform in less than a week. Find out more.

• Keeping legislative wheels turning during COVID-19. Read more.

• Remote learning and COVID-19: Lessons go on in locked down Hong Kong. Read more.

• Volunteering in a lockdown: A stay-at-home mask-making sewing bee. Read more.

• The University of Western Australia tackles COVID-19 crisis deploying online learning across 3,144 units in two weeks. Learn more.

• Our commitment to privacy and security in Microsoft Teams.  Read more.

• For IT professionals: Privacy and security in Microsoft Teams. Find out more.

• University of Sydney builds AI-infused Corona Chatbot to support students with COVID-19 queries.  Read more.

• Best practices for maintaining cybersecurity for your new remote workforce. Find out more.

Trying to shield hospital staff and patients from COVID-19 with help from AI, cloud, and intelligent edge. Read here.

• How education institutions in India are ensuring ‘learning never stops’ amid COVID-19 with Microsoft Teams. Learn more.

• Ritsumeikan Primary School streams graduation ceremony live with Microsoft Teams. Read the story.

• Microsoft Teams at three: Keeping millions connected when we need it most. Learn how.

• Japanese school kids overcome coronavirus quarantine with a Minecraft graduation ceremony. Read the article.

• Sharing my thoughts on staying connected amidst COVID-19. Read the blog.

• Microsoft Empowers Hong Kong Teachers and Students with Real-Time Interactive Remote Learning. Read the story.

• Staying connected amidst COVID-19. Find our tips here.

• Helping teachers and students make the switch to remote learning. Learn more.

• What we can learn from the current school closures about how to support remote learning. Read the blog.

READ more about Microsoft’s global activities: Responding to COVID-19 together