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MENAFN Press - 05/11/2012

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Tareq Hijazi, Regional Country Manager for Microsoft Bahrain & Oman
(MENAFN Press) New offers, apps and range of hardware options offering more choices and opportunities for Bahraini customers as Windows 8

Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 8 for its customers in Bahrain and around the world. Consumers and businesses worldwide are now able to experience all that Windows 8 has to offer: a beautiful new user interface (UI), a wide range of apps with the grand opening of the Windows Store, available on more than 1000 Windows 8 certified PCs and tablets.

Windows 8 is available for download to upgrade existing PCs in over 140 markets and 37 languages at www.windowsupgradeoffer.com, and at retail locations around the world including Bahrain.

"With the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft is unveiling a reimagined Windows to the world," said Tareq Hijazi, Regional Country Manager for Microsoft Bahrain & Oman. "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 personalized experience that fits your unique style and needs", he added.

Windows 8 is available in two versions at retail, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. And for 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.

Launching at the same time is a new member of the Windows family designed for ARM-based tablets, Windows RT, which will be available pre-installed on new devices. Windows 8 features the new fast and fluid Start screen that gives users 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.

In addition to the range of new devices available, consumers can also upgrade their Windows version on their existing PCs; Windows Upgrade Offer is available at www.windowsupgradeoffer.com.


About Microsoft Gulf
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ:'MSFT') is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Gulf opened its Dubai-based headquarters in 1991. Microsoft Gulf today oversees Microsoft activities in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the UAE and Yemen. Microsoft Corporation's address on the World Wide Web is: www.microsoft.com Microsoft Middle East's Web site is http://www.microsoft.com/en/xm/

 






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