First Microsoft Windows Vista Launch

Microsoft Gulf celebrated a triple whammy at GITEX yesterday with the software behemoth launching Windows Vista, the 2007 Office System and Exchange Server 2007 in the region.

"Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system are among Microsoft's most significant product innovations, representing years of research and development," said Ali Faramawy, VP Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). "These products will help businesses overcome the challenges of our increasingly information-saturated world, enhancing the way people collaborate, communicate, protect and manage content, and find, use and share information."

Crowds have been flocking to the Microsoft stand this week to find out more about the vendor's new releases and see live demonstrations of the software in action.

The Burj Al Arab, the most luxurious hotel in the world, wanted to offer its guests early access to pioneering IT and become one of Microsoft's early adopters for the new software.
'Our aim is to be different and an innovator at the cutting edge of technology' said Frederick Sabty, Director of IT at Burj Al Arab. 'We offer the world's best service, the best food and beverages, the most luxurious accommodation, and the best IT. We wanted to make it even easier for our guests to access their e-mail messages, the Internet, and multi-media without the hassle of moving from one Web site or channel to the next. By becoming an early adopter of a new system, we are putting our guests on the first step of a big staircase because eventually they will all be using it for business and leisure.'

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