Microsoft Philippines has launched Windows 8 for local consumers following the global announcement last October 26, 2012. Now, consumers and businesses will be able to experience all that Windows 8 has to offer: a beautiful new user interface available on more than 30 Windows 8 certified devices, and a wide range of local apps with the opening of the Windows Store.
The all-new Windows 8 delivers a fast, fluid and connected experience. It provides quick start up and immersive touch experience for multi-touch devices. It also has the colorful, interactive interface called Live Tiles with which one can seamlessly organize and get immediate information from news sites and social media. With these exciting features, Microsoft takes pride with the launch of the re-imagined Windows 8.
“Today, we are launching a product that will respond to the needs to today’s brave new world where the lines between work and play have all but disappeared,” said Karrie Capellan-Ilagan, Managing Director, Microsoft Philippines. “Windows 8 is the most tested, reviewed and ready operating system in Microsoft’s history. It is the platform that can seamlessly and effectively bridge the gap between PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones, to create a no-compromise experience for all.”
For Daphne Osena-Paez, media personality, designer and mom to three young daughters, Windows 8 is a “game changer”. “The ‘people tile’ can really consolidate all the sites that you're following under one tile and then have the [accounts of a] person that you're following -- let's say your husband -- in one click …his Twitter, his Instagram, his g-mail, his cell phone. It's easier,” says this accomplished businesswoman who maintains a blog at daphne.ph, and currently building an app for it.
As a mom, a wife, and an entrepreneur, Daphne gushes at how the new Windows 8 has made blogging easier for her. “What is also really exciting is that [they] are about to launch their own gadgets, and they're all new. We've had so many cool gadgets, but there's always like, "Okay, but for my serious work, I gotta fit my desktop in my laptop. What Microsoft has is a tablet that can be a laptop, which has all the things that a laptop does: it has a CD drive and all these ports, so you can really mix – finally -- productivity and fun.”