Emirates conducting Office 2010 pilot

Airline one of 30 Global pilot customers for Office 2010

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Emirates conducting Office 2010 pilot Emirates currently has 1,300 of its users on Office 2010, with the aim of migrating the whole company by the end of the year.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  September 13, 2010

Emirates airline is conducting a trial deployment of the latest version of Microsoft Office, Office 2010.

The airline was one of only 30 global customers who piloted the software during pre-release testing, with the aim of evaluating its ease of use and providing feedback to Microsoft. Office 2010 was released in June.

Emirates began the roll out of Office 2010 in January this year, and currently has 1,300 PCs running the software. The company will complete the migration by the end of the year.

Patrick Naef, divisional senior vice president IT, Emirates commented: "Our collaboration with Microsoft and their Office 2010 product is part of Emirates airlines' commitment to providing world-class service and technological capability throughout the organization. By aligning our in-house desktop engineering expertise with Microsoft's technology expertise, we are able to provide a simplified yet robust desktop environment which enriches the experience for Emirates staff across multiple devices."

Elias Tabet, business and marketing director, Microsoft Gulf said: "Emirates airline is a strategic partner for Microsoft and this investment reflects their commitment to excellence. Office 2010 is providing them with a roadmap to improve security, stabilize operating costs and make business operations more agile. Emirates' progressive view of technology has helped us demonstrate that Office 2010 should be a key component in any enterprise that is constantly looking for solutions that help businesses harness the power of a global work force and enable improved internal collaboration."

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