Dubai, United Arab Emirates — October 11, 2012 — Microsoft Gulf is set to share
its latest innovations across the Cloud portfolio and the Windows platform next
week at Gitex. The event will be held at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition
Center from the 14th – 18th of October, and 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
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, including applications
for Dubai International Airport, Sharaf DG, Shop and Ship, Jumeirah Restaurants,
Aramex, Gulf News, Dubai Cinemas, DEWA and Time Out Dubai.
“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, 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 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.”
Microsoft’s Leadership Team is expected to attend the event and provide insights
on product innovation as well as current and future industry trends, such as the
Consumerization of IT, the spread of mobile workers, Big Data, virtualization and
the need for business intelligence tools.
Members of the Leadership Team attending the event in addition to Abu-Ltaif include
Ali Faramawy, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Middle East & Africa President,
Ihab Foudeh, Enterprise and Partner, Group Director and Michael Mansour, 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, Director of Server & Cloud Platform Marketing,
Microsoft Middle East & Africa and Mike Tsalidis, Regional Business Group Lead -
Server & Tools, Microsoft Middle East & Africa will be giving presentations on the
latest innovations in Cloud as part of the event, including recent launches like
Windows Server 2012.
The Microsoft Stand at Gitex is number B7-10, located in Hall number 7 at the Dubai
International Convention & Exhibition Center. For additional information on Microsoft’s
presence at Gitex, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/gulf/gitex2012/.
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