Feature Stories

Boost your creativity with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Tips and tricks to make the most of the fourth major milestone update to Windows 10 Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is the fourth major update to Windows 10, and is available for download starting today. According to a World Economic Forum report, creativity is one of the top three … Read more »

Anand Eswaran: Measuring the digital maturity of nations

If you had to name the most digitally advanced nations in the world, which would you guess? You might be surprised to discover that the United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Korea, Israel and Estonia are all members of a network of digitally advanced nations called the D5 (Digital Five), who … Read more »

Bees In The Beehive!

Children Re-Build Democracy Block By Block – and Add a Petting Zoo! This year’s New Zealand general election was one of the most hotly contested in recent history. The surprise announcement that Jacinda Ardern was taking over as Labour leader instantly transformed a predictable National win into a thrilling two-horse … Read more »

Acclaim for Innovation in Tertiary Education ICT Sector

Auckland University of Technology has taken the top prize, the Overall Excellence Award, at the Microsoft Tertiary ICT Innovation Awards. Presented at the Tertiary Education ICT Conference, the prize celebrates excellence in technology. The Auckland University of Technology also received the Microsoft Excellence in Technology for Students Award trophy and … Read more »

Te Reo and Binary Combine to Win Prime Minister’s Supreme Award

Dr Te Taka Keegan Talks about Māori, Microsoft, and Sharing the Love New Zealand’s top teaching excellence honour was awarded to Dr Te Taka Keegan, senior lecturer in the Computer Science Department at The University of Waikato. Presented by Prime Minister, Bill English, the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award acknowledges Dr … Read more »

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 »

When your goal is to be the most livable city in the world

By Mark Butterworth, Digital Advisor, Microsoft What does it mean to be the most livable city? For Auckland, New Zealand – where I live and work – our aspiration is that residents and visitors can get anywhere, easily and predictably, even as 800 additional cars drive onto its roads every … 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 »