Netherlands

Microsoft announces largest wind energy deal in the Netherlands

Microsoft has announced its second European wind project in the Netherlands with Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest electricity and heat retail and producers. Microsoft will purchase 100 percent of the wind energy generated from a 180-megawatt wind farm that is adjacent to its local datacentre operations in the Netherlands. The … Read more »

Expedition micro:bit – inspiring Dutch children to code

Think back to your early childhood. What do you remember? Running around the school playground? Learning maths? Creating a huge mess in art class? For most of us reading this, we’ll have plenty of memories from attending school as young children – but hardly any of us will have any … Read more »

How technology enables the Red Cross to achieve more

A natural disaster has a significant impact on people’s lives. Aid such as medicine, food and water are essential and scarce during times of need. However, the need for aid changes rapidly: refugees, victims and missing persons increasingly need technological help to communicate and find family members. Furthermore, relief organizations … 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: 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 »

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 »

Just how safe is your business?

By Tim Rains, Director, Security at Microsoft I’ve had the opportunity to talk with many organizations in Europe over the years. No matter what type of organization I spoke with, big or small, retail or manufacturing or healthcare, they all expressed an interest in protecting their data, infrastructure and people … Read more »