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Microsoft to showcase new generation of cloud based enterprise and consumer offerings at COMEX 2012
Microsoft Solution partners Exceed, KalSoft, IOTAP and POICT to have presence at Microsoft stand
Muscat, Oman - April 29, 2011
Microsoftis set to have a major presence atCOMEX2012 as a Lead sponsor. During the event, the company will showcaseits latest innovations focusing on Cloud Computing and Consumerisation of IT to illustrate how organizations of all sizes can use technology in new ways to advance their business.
At COMEX2012, Microsoft will preview the consumer version of Windows 8 as well as Office 365, the company's next generation solutions in cloud productivity which bring together Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online in an always-up-to-date cloud service.
Microsoft will also display the next generation of Microsoft Surface device as well as the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface. The software & hardware solution makes it possible for people to share, collaborate and explore together using a large, thin display that recognizes fingers, hands and other objects placed on the screen. Microsoft will also showcase a new range of Windows 7Phone handsets with the latest "Mango" operating system.
Dr. Salim Al Ruzaiqi, CEO, Information Technology Authority (ITA), Oman said: "We are very pleased to have Microsoft participate in COMEX 2012 for the third consecutive year, considering it is one of the leading companies in the world oftechnology. Through its participation in COMEX 2012, Microsoft will give visitors the opportunity to becomefamiliar with their latest products and services. We welcome their participation and appreciate Microsoft's commitment to be a lead sponsor of the exhibition. The partnership betweenMicrosoft and ITA is in line with our cooperation to execute many joint projects and programs. Hence, this participation, along with the participation of many world-renowned ICT companies, will certainly offer the exhibition an added value and open broader horizons for future collaboration."
Microsoft will also be speaking at the third day of the COMEX Conference on the 1st of May where Dr. Azza Al Shinnawy, the Education and Citizenship Lead for Microsoft Gulf will be delivering a speech entitled "Bridging the gap between skills and training development in ICT Sector and Technical Employment" followed by a panel discussion addressing the role of technical education in boosting employability in the Sultanate of Oman.
During COMEX 2012, Microsoft will also host its first local Finals for the global student IT competition, Imagine Cup 2012. The local finals event is scheduled to take place in Muscat on the 2nd of May in collaboration with the Information Technology Authority in Oman and Omantel. The winner of the local finals will carry the Omani Flag in the global competition that will take place in Sydney, Australia in July 2012.
Comex2012, in its 22ndsuccessive year, is one of the largest IT, telecom and consumer electronics events in the region and will take place between April 30 to May 4th,2012 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre in Muscat.
About Microsoft Gulf
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ:'MSFT') is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Gulf opened its Dubai-based headquarters in 1991. Microsoft Gulf today oversees activities in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE. Microsoft Corporation's address on the worldwide web is: www.microsoft.com and Microsoft's Gulf web address is www.microsoft.com/gulf
For further information, please contact:
Marketing Manager - Microsoft Bahrain and Oman
Lina Al Desouky
Tel: + 9714 321 0077
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