Students at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) will benefit from a training program exclusively dedicated to developers, which will be accessible from the Microsoft Azure platform, a joint press release announces. This program will also be implemented for students at 12 other Moroccan universities and African.
Microsoft and UM6P intend to offer a new general coding course which will draw on the pedagogical expertise from 1337 and Microsoft’s to reach an even wider audience of learners, both in Morocco and in other African countries.
Startups and SMEs are also targeted by this program
This collaboration will provide startups incubated within UM6P, at “StartGate”, tools and engines that will allow them to access technology, markets and investors even more easily, while highlighting startups with a social impact and the founded by women.
By utilizing existing projects on the market, UM6P will work to identify small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that want to be supported in their digitization initiatives. Microsoft, for its part, will provide SMEs registered with UM6P with new technological skills and will connect them with independent software vendors (ISVs) internationally.
This collaboration will also explore the application and potential implementation of the technology Airband developed by Microsoft in health, agriculture, mining and other.
Microsoft partners with Atlas Cloud Services
Microsoft also announces a partnership with Atlas Cloud Services, a subsidiary of UM6P, to allow Moroccan customers to benefit from services related to Microsoft Hybrid Cloud offerings.
“Atlas Cloud Services has worked with Microsoft to deliver resilient cloud solutions using its colocation and data center capabilities along with Microsoft Azure Stack HCI (hyperconverged infrastructure) and Azure Arc technology,” said Hicham Alaoui, CEO of Atlas Cloud Services. Atlas Cloud Services, quoted in the press release.
“This solution is critical for customers who require their data to remain in-country. It delivers the value of locally hosted, low-latency hybrid solutions hosted closer to end users while connected in scale and capabilities in Microsoft Azure,” said Salima Amira, general manager of Microsoft Morocco.