The Surface launch | Dec 4 2013 | Qatar

by Shijaz Abdulla on 17.11.2013 at 20:36

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Meet the new Surface, the one device for your everyday use, at work
and at home. Surface tablets let you work the way you always have,
with the tools and applications you’re used to, allowing you
to do so much more.

Join us in Doha, Qatar for the exclusive commercial launch
of the Surface tablets in the MEA region. Find out about
the brand new features that make these devices
more than just another tablet.

The future of productivity changes today.

Event:
Surface Launch
in Qatar

When:
Wednesday,
December 4, 2013

Time:
09:15 – 14:00

Venue:
Sheraton Doha Resort
& Convention Hotel,
Salwa Ballroom


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Pre-order a Surface RT device today

by Shijaz Abdulla on 18.10.2012 at 05:12

A front view of Surface, shown with a cyan Touch Cover, one of five colors available.

Surface is Microsoft’s highly anticipated tablet, launching on October 26.

Surface will be available for purchase beginning Oct. 26, 2012, at all Microsoft Store locations in the United States and Canada, including in all 34 new holiday stores. In addition, Surface will be available for sale online in eight markets across the world: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States. See Surface.com for more details.

The company announced a special limited-quantity pre-order for Surface with Windows RT available 9 am. You can now pre-order Surface for delivery by October 26, 2012. 🙂

SKUs and Cost

Surface with Windows RT will initially be available in three SKUs: a 32GB version priced at US$499, a 32GB version bundled with a black Touch Cover priced at US$599, and a 64GB version bundled with a black Touch Cover priced at US$699.

A variety of accessories will also be available, including Touch Covers in five vibrant colors — black, white, magenta, cyan and red — priced at US$119.99 so customers can express their personal style (1). Customers will also have the option to purchase a Type Cover in black for US$129.99, which adds moving keys for a more traditional typing feel.

Additional Product Information — Surface With Windows RT

  • Software – Surface with Windows RT comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (2) (which includes Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote)

  • Exterior – 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 inches, 1.5 pounds, VaporMg casing, dark titanium color, volume and power buttons

  • Storage – 32 GB (3); 64 GB

  • CPU – NVIDIA T30, 2 GB of RAM

  • Wireless – Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 technology

  • Cameras – Two 720p HD cameras, front- and rear-facing

  • Audio – Two microphones, stereo speakers

  • Ports – Full-size USB 2.0, microSDXC card slot, headset jack, HD video out port, cover port

  • Sensors – Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass

  • Power Supply – 24W power supply

  • Warranty – One-year limited hardware warranty

  • Apps (included) – Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (2) (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote), Windows Mail and Windows Messaging, SkyDrive, Windows Internet Explorer 10, Bing, Xbox Music, Xbox Video, and Xbox Games

Microsoft Qatar announces Windows Server 2012

by Shijaz Abdulla on 28.09.2012 at 20:17

Just wanted to cover some of the buzz in the local press last week about Windows Server 2012, centered around our Private Cloud Enterprise Connect event in Doha.

For those of you that missed the event, I covered Windows Server 2012’s new virtualization features, while others covered VDI, the Microsoft Private Cloud story, Windows Azure and Identity Management.

Here are links to some of the local press coverage:

Speaking about the launch, Microsoft Qatar Country Manager Naim Yazbeck said, “At Microsoft, we have been hard at work delivering cloud innovation to help businesses succeed in this transformational time. What we are seeing in the industry calls for a different approach. Now, organisations can achieve a data centre without boundaries.” “The OS and apps are wherever you need them to be. We are committed to this vision and we call it the Cloud OS.

This platform should unlock further potentials for Qatari businesses and we wish to work closely with our partners in Qatar to leverage its maximum potential. I would like to congratulate Qatar Airways as the first to incorporate this platform in their ever growing business.” Yazbeck added.

“We have been using Windows Server 2012 through the rapid development programme (RDP) to experience how it can empower a dynamic data centre,” said Shibu Mathai, manager of infrastructure design at Qatar Airways.
“We have benefited from the new virtualisation enhancements in Windows Server 2012, I can envisage that cloud computing will be extremely beneficial for our business development’.

Microsoft Qatar announces Windows Server 2012

by Shijaz Abdulla on 28.09.2012 at 20:11

Just wanted to cover some of the buzz in the local press last week about Windows Server 2012, centered around our Private Cloud Enterprise Connect event in Doha.

For those of you that missed the event, I covered Windows Server 2012’s new virtualization features, while others covered VDI, the Microsoft Private Cloud story, Windows Azure and Identity Management.

Here are links to some of the local press coverage:

Speaking about the launch, Microsoft Qatar Country Manager Naim Yazbeck said, “At Microsoft, we have been hard at work delivering cloud innovation to help businesses succeed in this transformational time. What we are seeing in the industry calls for a different approach. Now, organisations can achieve a data centre without boundaries.” “The OS and apps are wherever you need them to be. We are committed to this vision and we call it the Cloud OS.

This platform should unlock further potentials for Qatari businesses and we wish to work closely with our partners in Qatar to leverage its maximum potential. I would like to congratulate Qatar Airways as the first to incorporate this platform in their ever growing business.” Yazbeck added.

“We have been using Windows Server 2012 through the rapid development programme (RDP) to experience how it can empower a dynamic data centre,” said Shibu Mathai, manager of infrastructure design at Qatar Airways.
“We have benefited from the new virtualisation enhancements in Windows Server 2012, I can envisage that cloud computing will be extremely beneficial for our business development’.

Gulf Lync Launch

by Shijaz Abdulla on 30.01.2011 at 15:59

In partnership with Jabra and Polycom, Microsoft cordially invites you to attend the exclusive Unified Communications Launch roadshow in the Gulf region. Success in today’s business world hinges on collaboration – whether it’s with other employees, clients, partners, or vendors. Now there’s a way for your organization to transform every communication into an interaction that is more collaborative, engaging, and accessible from anywhere

Register now for the Lync Roadshow in your city!

Why attend?
Meet international subject matter experts from Jabra, Polycom and Microsoft and learn the latest trends and cutting-edge technologies in the Unified Communications space.
Jabra’s award-winning corded and wireless headset solutions integrate seamlessly with Microsoft Lync providing a reliable, easy to use and cost effective user experience across multiple devices and platforms.
Polycom provides a complete, standards-based, and interoperable UC solution for voice, video, conferencing, and collaboration, giving customers a choice through the scalable Polycom infrastructure and Microsoft Lyncâ„¢ platform
Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010 is the next generation of Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 R2 offers organizations a wide range of option

  • A single interface that unites voice communications, presence and instant messaging, and audio/video/web conferencing into a solution that can enhance or replace existing systems.
  • A familiar user experience accessible through Microsoft® Office, Microsoft SharePoint®,
    and Microsoft Exchange.
  • A single identity that connects users to contacts inside and outside the organization.
  • A consistent experience across PC, phone, web, or mobile that gives users the option to connect
    from multiple devices.
  • Exceptional security and reliability that works with Active Directory® and Microsoft Forefront®.
  • Interoperability with existing systems for smoother deployment and migration.

A rich platform for development, bringing unified communications into custom solutions ranging from business workflows to line-of-business applications.

February 5th 2011 – Oman
February 6th 2011 – Bahrain
February 7th 2011 – Qatar
February 8th 2011 – Kuwait
February 9th 2011 – UAE

Register now for the Lync Roadshow in your city!

Visual Studio 2010 launch in Qatar

by Shijaz Abdulla on 09.05.2010 at 12:39

 

Join Microsoft and the local developer community at the Villaggio Cinemas for exclusive presentations on Visual Studio 2010, fun giveaways, and a exclusive viewing of Robin Hood!

NOW SHOWING

/*LIFE RUNS ON CODE*/

 

REGISTER FOR THE PREMIERE

Villaggio Cinemas, Qatar

 

01:00 PM – 01:30 PM | Registrations

May 11th 2010

 

01:30 PM – 04:45 PM | Presentations

   

04:45 PM – 05:00 PM | Break

   

05:00 PM – 07:20 PM | Robin Hood Movie

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