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Windows 8 unveiled in Lagos

By on November 17, 2012

The Windows 8 product, regarded as a breakthrough in computer operating systems for its unique features was unveiled to its customers and partners in Nigeria.

The unveiling was done in Lagos at a high profile open door event held at Harbour Point Event Centre

The windows RT was also introduced at the occasion after the introduction of windows 8, although the window 8 was the main product exhibited at the event.

In his speech, Country Manager Microsoft Anglophone West Africa, Emmanuel Onyeje, pointed out that the launch of the product marked the beginning of a new era, adding that a lot has changed since the PC was invented about 20 years ago but things are about to get even better.

Onyeje said local consumers and businesses have a lot to benefit from the product, “A beautiful new UI, a wide range of apps with the grand opening of the Windows Store, available on more than 1,000 Windows 8 certified PCs and tablets,” he said.

According to him, “with the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft is unveiling a re-imagined Windows to the world. Whether you want a tablet or a PC, whether you want to consume or create, whether you want to work or play – Windows 8 delivers a personalised experience that fits your unique style and needs.

“In addition to the range of new devices available, consumers can also upgrade their existing PCs. Through the end of January, consumers running PCs with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, are qualified to download Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of $39.99. In addition, eligible Windows 7 PCs purchased between June 2, 2012, and January 31, 2013 in more than 140 countries can download Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of $14.99 with the Windows.

In addition, he said, “Windows 8 will be available in two versions at retail, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. And for our business customers, Windows 8 Enterprise offers new possibilities in mobile productivity with features like Windows To Go, DirectAccess, and BranchCache, as well as enhanced end-to-end security with features including BitLocker and AppLocker.”

The Windows Business Group Manager, Kevin Connolly, in his remark said, “You are going to have a device you can love and trust”

General Manager, Ha-Shem Network Service Limited, Olaide Akisanya said, “Windows 8 is an excellent product, it empowers our customers work force by enhancing their business productivity, makes them work smarter and better. They can view the world at their palm once they have installed on their devices. It gives customers an eagle eye view of the world.

“Windows 8 features the new fast and fluid Start screen that gives people one-click access to the apps and content they care most about, the entirely new Internet Explorer 10 that is perfect for touch, and built-in cloud capabilities with SkyDrive.”

Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential.

One Comment

  1. Segun Adeyi

    November 17, 2012 at 11:16 am

    How soon do user start getting updates please ?