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Microsoft and LinkedIn launch next stage to help job seekers and employers move to a skills-based economy

Microsoft Corp. announced it has helped over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories gain access to digital skills, topping its initial goal of 25 million last June, and is extending the company's commitment to help 250,000 companies make a skills-based hire in 2021.

From laid-off factory workers to retail associates and truck drivers, millions of people turned to online learning courses from GitHub, LinkedIn and Microsoft during the pandemic to help prepare for and secure the most in-demand roles, including customer service, project management and data analysis. The announcement, detailed on the Official Microsoft Blog, builds on the company's efforts to help people by extending through 2021 free LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn courses and low-cost certifications that align to 10 of the most in-demand jobs...


Partnership introduces industry first, AI-enhanced cloud native solution for the OSDU Data Platform optimized for Microsoft Azure

Schlumberger and Microsoft announced an expanded strategic partnership to accelerate new technologies for the energy industry. The first offering, the Schlumberger Enterprise Data Management Solution for the OSDU Data Platform - a new industry standard for energy data - is available today.

Energy companies will now benefit from an OSDU-compliant solution, and the ability to seamlessly connect to the DELFI cognitive E&P environment from Schlumberger. The Enterprise Data Management Solution is ready for global customers to deploy on Microsoft Azure, Schlumberger's preferred global public cloud platform for OSDU-compatible solutions.

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