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AI and Cybercrime: The good and bad news

Artificial intelligence could soon reset the murky world of cybercrime – and the news is both good and bad. “We have AI, but so do the bad guys,” says Ann Johnson, Microsoft’s Vice President, Enterprise & Cybersecurity. She thinks it is inevitable that the criminal use of AI will result … Read more »

Moving the dial – one girl at a time.

Microsoft NZ hosted nine year-12 girls from Auckland Girls Grammar School at our head office in Auckland as part of Workchoice Day

We’ve heard it before – we need more women in technology. Even though one in three IT grads are women, government figures show that only 21% of IT employees are women. It’s one thing talking about the issue but what are we, the industry, doing to change this? A couple … Read more »

Microsoft for Startups: A match made in Azure

A group of would-be “suitors” files into the meeting room. They pair off and sit down at designated tables face-to-face. The clock starts and there are smiles and handshakes. Business cards are swapped, laptops opened, power point decks presented, spreadsheets explained and pitches made. The clock stops 20 minutes later. … Read more »

Microsoft NZ announces 2017 Partner Awards finalists

Digital Transformation tops priorities for Kiwi IT sector as Microsoft awards programme celebrates 10th Anniversary As Microsoft New Zealand announced the finalists for the 2017 Microsoft Partner Awards today, the company has lauded the work of the Kiwi IT companies that are leading the efforts to bring digital transformation to … Read more »

Minecraft tutorials now available in Te Reo for ‘Hour of Code’

Microsoft partners with local technology and education groups to translate new ‘Hour of Code’ Minecraft coding tutorials into Māori language for Computer Science Education Week Microsoft’s annual ‘Hour of Code’ event will have a distinctly Kiwi flavour this year with new Minecraft tutorials on the popular Code.org web site being … Read more »