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Windows 7 gets debut at GITEX

Microsoft to launch Windows 7 on 22nd October, show visitors to get sneak preview

Windows 7 gets debut at GITEX

Microsoft will be giving visitors to GITEX Technology Week the opportunity to get an advance look at its eagerly awaited operating system, Windows 7.

The new version of Windows will officially launch on 22nd October, and visitors will be able to get a sneak preview of Windows 7 on the Microsoft stand at GITEX.

The new operating system has been designed to help organisations to use information technology to gain a competitive advantage in today’s new world of work, Microsoft says. Windows 7 will also be on show at GITEX Shopper, where Microsoft is the Platinum Sponsor of the show.

Windows 7 will be just one of a range of software solutions on show, which have been launched by the software giant this year, and some that are scheduled for later in 2009, including Exchange 2010, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Mobile 6.5, Microsoft System Center, and Microsoft ForeFront.

Elias Tabet, Business & Marketing Director for Microsoft Gulf comments: “GITEX is an important opportunity to connect with organisations in the Middle East, and one of the main shows where you can share your business solutions with many different stakeholders. The event is seeing major participation and interest from non-IT sectors such as government and education, which are increasingly looking to technology to drive growth.

“At Microsoft, we are committed to the Middle East region and its continual development as a competitive and dynamic place to do business. We support this vision by developing leading-edge technology, increasing opportunities for skills development and partnering with businesses and governments to spread the value of information and communications technology,” Tabet adds.

Microsoft has been established in the Gulf for a long time, says Tabet, and the company has its full range of operating units and businesses here, serving enterprise, mid-market and small businesses with its proven technologies, while expanding into high-growth areas such as entertainment, communications, virtualisation, services and more.

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