Microsoft Creating a Front Line to Help Ukrainian Government

Microsoft president Brad Smith explains how the company is supporting Ukraine, including with IT services.

Christine Horton, Contributing Editor

May 23, 2022

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Microsoft has revealed creation of “a new front line” to support the Ukrainian government in its fight against Russian cyberattacks.

Microsoft president Brad Smith detailed how the vendor is supporting the Ukrainian government during its war with Russia. He was reflecting on the first 100 days of “the world’s first major hybrid war” at the Microsoft Envision event in London.

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“[In] the war between Russia and Ukraine, the front line runs through Redmond, Washington — something I wouldn’t have expected a year ago. The people on the front line are our threat intelligence people, the people who work in the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Centre, and our analysts who work with them,” said Smith (pictured above).

Overall, Microsoft has donated more than $100 million of technology support and services free of charge to the Ukrainian government. This includes helping Ukraine move its IT to the cloud.

See our slideshow above to hear more about how Microsoft is supporting Ukraine. You can also see our ongoing coverage of tech’s role in the conflict here.

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Christine Horton

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Christine Horton writes about all kinds of technology from a business perspective. Specializing in the IT sales channel, she is a former editor and now regular contributor to leading channel and business publications. She has a particular focus on EMEA for Channel Futures.

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