Microsoft to roll out cloud, Windows innovations
Dubai, October 11, 2012
Microsoft Gulf is set to share its latest innovations across the Cloud portfolio and the Windows platform at Gitex, the region's largest annual ICT trade exhibition which opens in Dubai next week.
The giant expo will unify the IT community and provide Microsoft with a platform to demonstrate innovative technology solutions and scenarios, highlighting the increasingly important role that technology plays in shaping people’s lives, said a top official.
“This is an exciting year for us as we’re launching a number of products in the coming few weeks and we’re thrilled to preview some of them with Gitex attendees,” said Samer Abu-Ltaif, the regional general manager Microsoft Gulf.
“We’ll be sharing all our latest innovations across the Cloud portfolio and the Windows platform, all of which will positively impact our customers’ lives and change the way they work and play as they will enable greater choice, flexibility and seamless integration across various devices and form factors," Abu-Ltaif noted.
At the event, the Microsoft stand will feature a Windows 8 showcase, where the new interface will be demoed for the first time to a public audience in the UAE.
Also on the stand will be over 20 Microsoft Partners in the UAE featuring their innovation developed on Microsoft platforms such as Lync, Dynamics and Office 365.
Also at Gitex, Microsoft will invite visitors to explore the “Windows 8 Journey to Innovation,” a visitor experience Journey where Microsoft and its hardware partners at Gitex, including Intel, Nokia, HP, Dell and Samsung highlight the Windows 8 platform on various form factors.
Additionally, Microsoft will announce a suite of locally developed Windows 8 applications to launch in the Windows Store, said Abu-Ltaif.
"We are committed to continually bringing to the UAE and Gulf the latest technology innovation that will improve peoples lives and empower businesses to improve productivity in order to support the vision of the regions leadership of enhanced connectivity," he added.
The top members of the leadership team attending the event include Ali Faramawy, the corporate VP, Microsoft Middle East & Africa president, Ihab Foudeh, the enterprise and partner, group director and Michael Mansour, the developer platform evangelism at Microsoft Gulf.
Microsoft is also participating in the Cloud Confex to share its vision and cloud innovation.
Microsoft’s Mark Chaban, the director of server & cloud platform marketing, MEA and Mike Tsalidis, the regional business group lead (server & tools), Microsoft MEA will be giving presentations on the latest innovations in cloud as part of the event, including recent launches like Windows Server 2012.-TradeArabia News Service