Feature Stories

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 »

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 »

Microsoft and Netsafe issue fresh warning about scammers

New wave of scam reports a “timely reminder” of the need for vigilance Microsoft New Zealand and Netsafe are today renewing their call for New Zealand internet users to be aware of a fresh wave of scammers who are targeting this country with warnings about fake viruses on their computers. … Read more »