Microsoft rolls out Win10 in a big way in Malaysia
By Digital News Asia August 11, 2015
- ‘Tech Benches’ to help users upgrade, roadshows to promote new OS
- Three outstanding Malaysians honoured for the work in upgrading lives
MICROSOFT Malaysia officially launched the brand new Windows 10 operating system, saying it has worked closely with retailers to roll out ‘Tech Benches’ to help users upgrade, and will be holding a series of roadshows.
Tech Benches are a service in which individuals can upgrade their Windows 7 and 8.1 devices to Windows 10 at retailers’ stores, Microsoft Malaysia said in a statement.
Retailers taking part include All IT Hypermarket, Elitetrax Marketing (also known as Harvey Norman), Hello Station (selected Microsoft authorised reseller), Senheng Electric, SNS Network, and Thunder Match Technology. A full list of locations can be found here http://aka.ms/techbench.
Microsoft will also be conducting Windows 10 roadshows, starting with the SNS Roadshow at Mid Valley (North Court) from Aug 10-16, followed by the Malaysia IT Fair at Mid Valley from Aug 28-31.
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“Since the global launch of Windows 10 on July 29, Microsoft has seen as many as 14 million people around the world upgrade … within the first 24 hours,” said Microsoft Malaysia managing director K. Raman (pic above).
“We’re ushering in a new era for both Microsoft and for Windows,” he declared.
Raman said that Windows 10 was also the first ever operating system that was created based on feedback from fans, with over five million ‘Windows Insiders’ taking part.
“Windows 10 is a product that was truly built by the community, for the community and we will keep it this way by continuing the Windows Insider programme and accepting new feedback to make the product even better,” he said.
Microsoft is claiming that Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever. It is now available as a free upgrade to every qualified Windows 7 and 8.1 user for the first year, or with new PCs and tablets.
In addition, Windows 10 is delivered as a service and kept automatically up-to-date with the latest features and security updates.
To find out how to reserve a free upgrade, visit www.windows.my.
During the Malaysian launch event, Microsoft Malaysia honoured three Malaysians who have inspired and empowered others with their contributions.
This is in line with Microsoft Corp’s global year-long initiative #UpgradeYourWorld, which celebrates people and organisations who do great things and make a difference in lives, the local subsidiary said in its statement.
Microsoft Malaysia said it will be working with these individuals and their organisations to support their work.
The three are: Senator Bathmavathi Krishnan, Member of Parliament and an advocate and champion of the disabled community; Riza Shazmin Badrul Shah, honorary secretary of Mercy Malaysia, an established disaster relief organisation providing medical and humanitarian services both locally and abroad; and John-son Oei, the founder of Epic Homes, an organisation which builds homes for indigenous peoples in Malaysia.
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