Microsoft Windows 8 was finally launched on 26 October 2012 in Singapore, with five Windows 8 Upgrades sold every six minutes in 6 shopping malls. You can watch highlights of the Singapore launch here.
With support for Windows XP phasing out next year, there has never been a better time to upgrade to Windows 8. Beautiful, fast, and fluid, Windows 8 is ideal for businesses that want to stay agile in today’s competitive, globalised economy. It offers new levels of productivity, security and mobility without sacrificing performance or choice. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has also assured corporate users that Windows 8 will give them the tools they need to protect their corporate data.
Also, Windows Phone 8 is here. It comes built-in with Microsoft Outlook, Office and Office 365 integration, making the ideal smartphone for communication and collaboration on the go. Full device encryption, secured boot and support for device management make it perfect for businesspeople.
To help you get up to speed with Microsoft’s latest technology releases, we will be running the SMEs Get Ahead seminar series between December 2012 and March 2013. We want you to get action-packed with Microsoft Windows phone, Windows 8 and the New Office.
Stay tuned for more details.
Foong Chee Ngiam
SMB Lead, Small & Mid-Market Solutions & Partners Group
Great Office. Great Choices.
From now until 30 November 2012, SME customers get direct cash back of up to S$350 on Office 2010 Open License purchases! On top of that, they can also leverage IRAS’s Productivity and Innovation Credit grant to offset up to 60% of their spending. There is no better time to upgrade your Office suite than now. >> Find out more
Windows Server USER CAL price increase on 1 December 2012
Prices for User Client Access Licenses (CALs) will increase by 15% effective 1 December 2012. Customers can choose to license CALs per User or per Device and are encouraged to purchase user CALs by 30 November 2012 before the price change. >> Send a sales query
Windows Phone 8
Buy the new Windows Phone 8X by HTC at $728 ($100 off retail price) and grab a Beats Solo headset at $128 (U.P. $399) with every purchase of Windows Phone 8X by HTC. Promotion valid until 30 November 2012. >> Find out more
Singapore leading trend toward IT infrastructure outsourcing
Within the next five years, 98 percent of Singapore’s IT decision makers will outsource the majority of their IT infrastructure and opt to move their infrastructure to the cloud. >> Read more
The new Office now on Windows Phone 8
Edit and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from anywhere with Windows Phone 8. Recently used documents on your computer will still look great on your phone! >> Read the blog
Microsoft News Center
Get fresh perspectives and press materials from Microsoft on news and events affecting the company and the technology industry in general. Follow a technology leader to keep yourself ahead of the competition. >> Follow Microsoft
27 Nov 2012 – Jumpstart and Accelerate Productivity Seminar
Calling all Finance, Sales and Marketing professionals! This hands-on demonstration of Microsoft Office 2010 has been tailor-made just for you, to be followed with talks by external speakers on topics specific to your daily jobscope. Get a productivity boost after this half day seminar! >>Register
9 Dec 2012 – How SMEs can achieve enterprise capabilities with Windows Server 2012
IT Managers and IT Professionals are invited to come and listen to early adopters tell their Windows Server 2012 story. Microsoft professionals will also be on hand to explain how organizations can reduce storage costs with inexpensive commodity hardware. >> Register
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