Author: Microsoft Europe

Technology transforms migrants’ lives in Italy

Today, on World Refugee Day, we join the world in focusing on the global refugee crisis, sharing stories to help raise awareness of the challenges facing millions of people around the world – people like Mohamed, a refugee from Sierra Leone, who has been living in Italy for one and … Read more »

Minecraft: Education Edition comes to European schools

A new version of Minecraft aimed at helping schoolchildren learn has been released after feedback from tens of thousands of teachers and students. Minecraft: Education Edition has been launched in 11 languages around the world, and landed in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, … Read more »

Bringing laughter to those who need it most

Red Noses and Red Noses Clowndoctors International have found a unique medicine to help children stuck in hospitals – laughter. Visiting hospitals can be an unpleasant experience for anyone. For cancer patients, who typically experience lengthy stays and painful therapy, hospitals take a big emotional and psychological toll. Young cancer … Read more »

Europe Code Week: A timely reminder for partnership

By Sylvie Laffarge, Director, Philanthropies Europe, Microsoft Significant progress has been made when it comes to injecting computer science education into more curricula across Europe. But we can’t slow down. Europe Code Week reminds us that the power to drive change resides within us all. This year we are reinforcing … Read more »

Europe Code Week

This Europe Code Week, we focus on short-term and long-term ways to prepare current and future generations for our modern, digital workforce; and ultimately nurture a passion for STEM education among young Europeans. Check out what we have planned around the region! … Read more »

Breaking language barriers: Microsoft Translator now speaks Russian

Now we can easily converse with 260 million more people than we could before. That is because this week, Russian became the ninth speech language supported by Microsoft Translator. Microsoft Translator is the speech translation technology that powers all Microsoft speech translation-enabled apps and services: Microsoft Translator apps for Android, … Read more »

Satya Nadella and Brad Smith visit Europe

In early October, 2016 Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and president Brad Smith spent time visiting Ireland, France and Germany and Satya also visited the UK. Throughout the week they met with government and business leaders, students, educators and customers. Here is a sampling of their busy week in photos. Ireland … Read more »

Language is the key to success

Microsoft provides new version of German language learning app Schlaumäuse in Berlin Language is an important key to successful integration. In Germany there are currently hundreds of thousands of refugees, adults and children, faced with a need to learn German. This week in Berlin, Microsoft unveiled the new version of the … Read more »

A look to the bank of the future

Imagine a world where you could predict when your customers will have their first thought about retirement planning and be ready to help them create that plan in just minutes. Imagine you could do the same for a young family applying for their mortgage or a fledgling company deciding where … Read more »