Industry boosted by Windows 7 launch

Much-anticipated Microsoft operating system makes its debut today

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Industry boosted by Windows 7 launch
By Staff Writer Published  October 22, 2009

Microsoft today launches Windows 7, the latest version of its ubiquitous operating system.

The software giant has been offering a sneak preview of the OS to attendees at GITEX Technology Week, along with campaigns and competitions promoting the benefits of Windows 7.

Charbel Fakhoury, General Manager at Microsoft Gulf, says: "As countries in every corner of the globe work to emerge from tough market conditions, Microsoft is committed to providing innovative technology products and services that will provide the fuel to help reignite the engine of economic growth."

Fakhoury described GITEX as a great place for Microsoft to share its vision, and to inform business and consumers ahead of the launch today. Windows 7 PCs have also been promoted heavily at GITEX Shopper and Expo, with vendors offering the first PCs using the long-awaited follow-up to Windows Vista.

Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of the OEM Division at Microsoft, tells GITEX Times: "This is another milestone for the company. Our customers asked to make the system simpler and easier to use. Over eight million people tested the system."

Due to the economic crisis, the emphasis on the products was placed on money-saving measures for companies implementing the system, according to Rich Reynolds, General Manager, Windows Commercial. "From the testing we carried out, customers were enjoying reduced costs as a result of using Windows 7," he says.

The software leader has also released Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 in its new range of products.

Microsoft Exchange 2010 is the latest version of the software company's premier enterprise messaging and collaboration solution, featuring new deployment and storage options, enhanced inbox management capabilities and e-mail archiving built in.

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