Microsoft yesterday hosted an event to showcase the launch of the company’s new suite of software products ÔÇô Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. The launch forms part of one of the largest release cycles for Microsoft in the company’s history.
┬áThe event was an opportunity for Microsoft customers, partners and members of the media to gain first-hand experience of the new products and connect with people already using some of this new technology ÔÇô including Dimension Data and SIT.
┬á┬áWindows 7 is the newest version of Microsoft’s Windows desktop operating system.
┬áAs each version of Windows was released over the years, more features, better ways of working together with team members, staying in touch with friends and family, and general computer usage have been refined and simplified to allow almost anyone to quickly learn how to use a computer.
┬áWith Windows 7, Microsoft has taken this level of improvement one step further.
┬á“Windows 7 represents years of in-depth listening to our customers and partners around the globe, and is the most well-researched, well-planned Windows release ever,” said Andrew Waititu for Microsoft in Botswana.
┬á┬áIn addition, Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, both of which aim to deliver more ‘bang for your buck’ in the IT department.
┬á“The biggest challenge that many businesses in Botswana have is the ability to get the most out of their new and existing technology investments ÔÇô getting as much performance as possible without having to spend huge amounts of money to do so,” said Waititu.
┬á“New technologies, new capabilities and fresh thinking around software development and deployment means that there has never been a better time to invest in technology that is not only easier to use, but allows businesses to save money in the process,” he added.
┬áMicrosoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is the newest server operating system, which is specifically designed to help small and medium organisations to reduce their IT operating costs by giving them all the tools that they need to help the organisation run efficiently with minimal technology investment.”
┬áSimilarly, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 offers medium to large businesses a comprehensive set of tools that allow their IT departments to easily manage and secure all their internal and external communications ÔÇô whether they are using e-mail, voice mail, instant messaging, or making use of business contact managers to ensure your information is always secure and up to date.
┬á“Microsoft Server products, like Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange Server 2010, have been designed to function effectively in conjunction with older Microsoft products that may be entrenched in an organization,” Waititu explained.
┬á“However, the new functionality in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange Server 2010 really shines when used in conjunction with Windows 7, which is why we’re encouraging our partners to begin testing and installing these new desktop and server products.”