Finland

When fashion meets technology, sparks fly

Main image credit: Kanerva Mantila & Marko Rantanen When Mert Otsamo was a young child, he began making clothes inspired by cartoons and videogames. Fashion has always been in his blood. Based in Finland, the self-taught designer whose heritage lies in Northern Ostrobothnia and Turkey, has already been featured in … 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 »

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 »

Kodu Kup: Team Finland

About Coding in Finland Schools in Finland are encouraged to teach and promote coding, and the Kytöpuisto School is doing exactly that. On top of competing in the Kodu Kup, the school also held a special “hour of coding” were all 5-6th graders were taught basic steps on Kodu. Finland … Read more »

Finnair takes to the cloud to empower employees while trimming costs by 15%

  To improve customer service, increase employee effectiveness, and retain and recruit the best people, Finnair has adopted Microsoft Office 365. Employees use the cloud-based communication tools to work with one another and with partner airlines, find the information they need, and contribute great ideas to the company. Company information … Read more »

How Fingersoft from Finland raced to the top of the Windows Store

By Lisa Boch-Andersen, Senior Director for Communications Europe, Microsoft Europe Hill Climb Racing has racked up impressive download figures, with more than 200 million downloads of the game on iOS, Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone. What’s more, Fingersoft, its creators, won ‘App of the Year’ at the Finnish App … Read more »

Data Insights: The untapped opportunity for European businesses

By Don Grantham, President, Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Let’s consider this. Of the seven billion people on the planet, three billion are already connected to the internet, and this number is sure to rise at a rapid pace. Within this context of a mobile, connected world, businesses have … Read more »