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Satya Nadella’s virtual visit to Asia Pacific

On 29 April, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a virtual visit to Asia Pacific, meeting start-ups, entrepreneurs, business, industry and government leaders, as well as employees, to learn how their collective strength will reimagine the future for APAC.

Microsoft APAC Enabler Program helps 110 PwDs in six countries match to roles within the first seven months

Since the launch of the program seven months ago, more than 110 people with disabilities have been matched to 65 potential roles with Microsoft Partners and 16 people with disabilities have secured full-time roles, internships, mentorships and training opportunities.

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What’s Next For Asia Pacific: Digital, Resilience, Cloud and Innovation

Ricky Kapur, the Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Operations at Microsoft APAC explores the highs and lows of 2020 and what APAC as a region can look forward to in 2021.

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Microsoft to establish first datacenter region in Indonesia as part of Berdayakan Ekonomi Digital Indonesia initiative

Microsoft increases its investment in Indonesia’s digital economy, with plans to establish a new datacenter region and skill over 24 million Indonesians by end of 2021.

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Microsoft announces plans to establish its first datacenter region in Malaysia as part of “Bersama Malaysia” initiative to support inclusive economic growth

“Bersama Malaysia” includes a commitment to skill an additional 1 million Malaysians by end of 2023, collaboration across public and private sectors and formation of a MyDigital Alliance Leadership Council.

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Microsoft to establish its first datacenter region in New Zealand

The proposed datacenter region affirms Microsoft’s commitment to enable digital transformation while accelerating innovation and growth in Aotearoa.

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Microsoft announces first major customer for New Zealand datacenter

Microsoft New Zealand signed a five-year digital transformation partnership with Fonterra that will see the dairy co-operative migrate many mission-critical operations to Microsoft Azure to support its global growth plans.

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Brewing up change under COVID-19: Transforming how tea is bought and sold in Sri Lanka

In less than a week, Sri Lanka Tea Board and Tea Traders Association century old auction was moved online using Microsoft Azure and allowed buying and selling to be conducted safely and securely.

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Four startups win inaugural Microsoft Emerge X pitch competition in APAC

Here are four startups from Vietnam, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Singapore who were winners at Microsoft’s inaugural Emerge X Regional Pitching Competition.

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Cybersecurity for small-and-medium enterprises in Asia Pacific 

As digital transformation continues apace across all sectors, every business regardless of size is at risk of a cyberattack. Ricky Kapur shares tips on how SMEs in Asia Pacific can protect themselves from common cybersecurity threats.

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Developers and innovation for good 

Making a difference, one innovation at a time. Annie Mathew shares how developers are making a difference in Asia Pacific and using technology to address key sustainability issues.

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Re-envisioning the workforce: Skilling today to thrive tomorrow

From students to businesses and non-profit organizations, find out how Microsoft is ensuring greater access to digital skilling opportunities through various partnerships across Asia Pacific.

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