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Microsoft Sri Lanka Windows 7 Launch


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The 7 key personalities who received the first Seven copies of Windows 7 Ultimate software packs with Microsoft officials at the Windows 7 launch event.


Microsoft Sri Lanka Windows 7 Launch


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Seated from Left to Right – Mr. Imran Vilcassim - Enterprise Accounts Manager, Microsoft Sri Lanka, Mr. Akther Ahmed, President, New Emerging Markets, Microsoft South East Asia, Mr. Ken Wye Saw, Vice-President (Sales and Marketing), Asia Pacific, Microsoft, Mr. Sriyan de Silva Wijeyeratne, Country Manager, Microsoft Sri Lanka.


Microsoft Sri Lanka Windows 7 Launch


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Mr. Ken Wye Saw, Vice-President (Sales and Marketing), Asia Pacific, Microsoft addressing the gathering.


Colombo, Sri Lanka - 29th October 2009: Following months of ever increasing excitement and buzz, and close on the heels of an electrifying international launch, Microsoft Sri Lanka today announced the local launch of the highly anticipated Windows 7, the latest version of its flagship desktop operating system. The local launch event was presided over by Mr. Ken Wye Saw, Vice-President (Sales and Marketing), Asia Pacific, Microsoft and Mr. Akther Ahmed, President, New Emerging Markets, Microsoft South East Asia.


Windows 7 has already enjoyed worldwide success following its international launch last week, as the operating system received rave reviews across the globe from industry experts, media and consumers alike. Hailed as the operating system users have been waiting for, Windows 7 works on a simple premise: making it easier for people to do the things they want on a PC.


Speaking at the launch event, Mr. Ken Wye Saw, Vice-President (Sales and Marketing), Asia Pacific Microsoft enthused about the new operating system saying “I am honored to be a part of the Windows 7 launch in Sri Lanka. Building Windows 7 has been a collaborative process from the beginning, with Microsoft’s engineers and designers working with customers and partners to build an Operating System that delivers on the vision ‘Your PC, simplified’. The new OS provides users with an experience that is above and beyond anything they have used before. The product is a result of bridging customers and technology. We believe that customers will reap a range of benefits, be it an individual consumer or a business”.


Media at the launch event were taken through a dynamic product tour by Imran Vilcassim, Enterprise Accounts Manager, Microsoft Sri Lanka, which provided an insight into the unique capabilities of Windows 7. Commenting on the benefits Windows 7 offers customers, Mr. Akther Ahmed, President, New Emerging Markets Microsoft South East Asia, “The additional features and benefits of Windows 7 is a major development on existing software, allowing users to explore features such as simplified task bars and connectivity options that were previously too complicated for the average user. Overall it is a smoother experience, built to make working on a PC an easier and more rewarding for users”.


In his opening address Mr. Sriyan de Silva Wijeyeratne, Country Manager, Microsoft Sri Lanka, emphasized the impact the new operating system would have on the local business community. “Our country will be able to experience Windows 7, which combines a great degree of functionality, features and simplicity. Windows 7 steering way ahead of its previous versions, is fully compatible with more applications and hardware that users will already have installed on their PCs. The upgrade is both simple and cost effective making things easier, not only for our businesses to seamlessly adopt this latest technology, but also for every individual in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka can now enjoy an innovation that simplifies the PC, with more choices and more options, delivering better value than ever before”.


The event featured the ceremonial presentation of the first seven copies of the Windows 7 Ultimate software packs to 7 of Sri Lanka’s key personalities representing a cross section of Seven state as well as private sector leaders, namely, Mr. M.M.N.D Bandara - Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr. D.W.R. Wijeweera, Chief Information Technology Officer, Sri Lanka Telecom, Mr. Suren Amarasekera – CEO, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd , Dr. Chathura De Silva – Senior Lecturer , Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Mr. Indaka Raigama – CEO, Navantis IT (Pvt) Ltd, Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne - Executive Director, Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya and Mr. Faiq Faaiz - Executive Vice President, Millennium Information Technologies Ltd.


Through its island wide network of reputed resellers, Microsoft Sri Lanka has ensured that Windows 7 will be easily available to all who seek it, ensuring that more people will be able to enjoy the convenience of the new operating system, as quickly as possible. Microsoft Sri Lanka has also updated the skills of its partner eco system on Windows 7 product capabilities and features through trainings and information sharing sessions. Business customers across all segments were provided with the opportunity to experience the product first hand, with their users taken through technical sessions to familiarize themselves with the product. Microsoft Sri Lanka will also introduce a series of special offers during the introductory period, focusing on the early adopters who have been eagerly awaiting the general availability of Windows 7 in Sri Lanka.