Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft Philippines’

In line with its strong commitment to empower small-medium businesses (SMBs) in the country through relevant and accessible technology, Microsoft Philippines, together with its partners, encourage SMBs to modernize their IT infrastructure before the end of support for Windows XP and Office 2003 on April 8, 2014 through a beneficial promo called Get2Modern.
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In February this year, Microsoft and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) collaborated to launch AppsForAsia: Redesigning Development to harness the creativity of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and startups and provide them an avenue to develop the apps needed by government agencies, businesses, non-government organizations and citizens throughout Asia. Now, Microsoft and ADB are proud to announce that the first batch of application prototypes from the Philippines is ready.
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Microsoft Philippines announced the availability of the new Office, a reinvention of the company’s flagship Office product line for consumers, education and businesses.

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Microsoft Philippines announced the appointment of Karrie Ilagan as the new Managing Director for Microsoft Philippines. Ilagan will be promoted from her current Enterprise Sales Director role and will report directly to Tracey Fellows, Area Vice President, Asia Pacific.

“It is with great excitement that I announce Karrie Ilagan as Country Managing Director for the Philippines. She brings with her an excellent mix of sales and marketing management experience, having held both the Enterprise Sales and Marketing leadership positions in Microsoft Philippines over the last 6 years, and 18 years in the IT industry. I am especially proud that she’s the first Filipina to head Microsoft Philippines in the 17 years since we opened our business in the Philippines and I’m confident that she will bring a strong local perspective to the business and the industry.” said Fellows.
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Microsoft recently awarded three lucky companies as the winners of the “Upgrade My Business” Promo. Palawan Adventist Hospital (1st place), Furniture Contractors (2nd place), and PC Health Computer Sales and Services of Tacloban City (3rd place) were the winning companies who will be given a chance to take their business to the next level for free.

“Microsoft has always empowered start-ups and small and medium businesses through cutting-edge technologies, enabling them to manage and grow their organizations in today’s knowledge economy. I would like to congratulate our three winners for joining the promo and for getting the chance to take their business to the next level with Microsoft technologies,” said John Bessey, Managing Director of Microsoft Philippines.
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DSWD Sec. Corazon Juliano-Soliman shares how public and private partnerships like Microsoft’s citizenship efforts and activities help alleviate poverty and raise awareness on the importance of open communication during the NGO Connection Day Manila.

As non-governmental organizations (NGO) continue to face tough economic situations, more organizations are looking at cloud computing technologies for collaboration, communication, networking and document storage. With this in mind, Microsoft Philippines recently held its NGO Connection Day as it realizes the need for professionals in the non-profit sectors to learn, share and maximize effectiveness.

“Microsoft empowers small and medium businesses, even NGOs, through the affordable technologies, helping them manage and grow their organizations in today’s knowledge economy. Through better technology powering business success, we at Microsoft are building the business case for and accelerating adoption of the cloud,” said John Bessey, Managing Director, Microsoft Philippines.
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The New Graduating Microsoft Certified Professionals from Colegio de San Juan de Letran

To further improve the skills and experiences of IT students, Microsoft Philippines has formed a partnership with Colegio de San Juan de Letran (Letran) through the Microsoft IT Academy Program to offer the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certifications to its students.

“Microsoft recognizes the demand for IT professionals today and with the skills and potential of the Filipino students, we know that through the quality curriculum and resources provided to Educators at Letran through our Microsoft IT Academy Program to prepare students for the MCITP certification, we will be able to help these students build their IT careers as well as provide more employment opportunities for them,” said Michelle Casio, Academic Program Lead, Microsoft Philippines.
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