The United Nations Development Programme has signed a collaborative agreement with Microsoft East Africa Limited to enhance development activities in the areas of entrepreneurship. The two organisations have agreed for Microsoft to provide training and mentorship services to Ethiopia’s UNDP supported Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) for 200,000 entrepreneurs. These services...
This weekend, Microsoft released a brand-new app for iOS called Snipp3t that lets you "subscribe" to celebrities. In doing so, you set yourself up to receive personalized headlines, social media feeds, and all the other news you can handle regarding what said celebrity is up to. You Tap on a celebrity...
Leaked screenshots of a developer build  are showing that windows 9 will include both the Start Menu and windowed Metro/Modern-style apps. The screenshots obtained by Myce are from a Windows build called "Threshold," a project wildly held to be Windows 9 in everything but name. And though we've known that a Start Menu is in the works...
Microsoft has today confirmed that 18,000 individuals will be losing their jobs over the next 12 months. This was revealed through a memo to employees from chief executive Satya Nadella. He  said the bulk of the layoffs – 12,500 in total – would come from Nokia’s Devices and Services division, which the company...
Are you a windows user? Microsoft has warned users that the mainstream support for all Windows 7 versions is ending in the next half year. After that Microsoft will provide extended support for the OS. Besides Windows 7, also Office 2010 SP1 and all Windows Server 2008 versions are affected. Mainstream support...
Tech giant Microsoft Corp. is joining the Cloud-Computing Standards Group, which is led by cloud-computing rival Google Inc. to collaborate on standards for software that can run on multiple computers and networks. The group is seeking to standardize the management tools called Kubernetes that let applications run on the Internet, such...
Microsoft Corp. has unveiled an online intellectual property (IP) portal called the Microsoft 4Afrika IP Hub, in an effort to create an IP protection culture in Africa. The IP Hub will offer developers and independent software vendors the skills and tools necessary to develop, protect and monetize their innovations....
Microsoft last week announced the 35 Finalists teams who will travel to Seattle, Washington, USA to compete at the Imagine Cup World Finals, July 29 through August 2. These students will compete in three categories, Innovation, Games, and World Citizenship for a chance to win $50,000 USD plus a boot camp-style experience designed...