A mainstay in personal computing world since 29 years ago, Windows entered into a new era last week with the release of Windows 10 to millions of PC throughout the world on 29 July. The launch center for Southeast Asia took place in Singapore as it was one of 13 cities throughout the world to receive an official launch event for the new operating system on the same day it goes public.
To kick things off, the first half of the Windows 10 launch event in Singapore focused on introducing the new operating system to journalists that consisted not only from Singapore but also from throughout the region.
This was done through three experience zones that highlights tons of new features in Windows 10. These features were presented with the help of ambassadors which include footballers Irfan and Ikhsan Fandi as well as professional gamer Tammy Tang, and YouTuber Jianhao.
Tammy which also known via her game nick PMS | furryfish* explains the new Start Menu and Xbox One streaming through the Xbox app in Windows 10. The newly released Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard – yet to be available in Malaysia though – made a stealthy appearance as well.
At the same time, Jianhao along with Microsoft staff showcased the new Microsoft Edge web browser alongside Microsoft Office.
Microsoft used the Upgrade Your World motto not only for their Windows 10 launch campaign but also for its brand new year-long charity initiative that involves 10 global non-profit organizations alongside additional 100 local organizations in total at 10 countries throughout the world.
Later that night, the second half of the Windows 10 launch event in Singapore is all about celebration as Microsoft welcomed invited Windows fans as well as numerous partners to the venue.
Each guests were given an RFID tag which allows to share photos from the event to their social networks automatically.
It wasn’t really hard to guess that these guys are big fans of Windows. (hint: check out their t-shirts)
Microsoft has also reserved one section of the venue specially for Xbox One. For the benefits of the folks that didn’t know about this particular fact, Singapore is the only official Xbox market in Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, there are also couple of other activities to keep the attendees busy.
Microsoft staff continues to explain the new features in Windows 10 to curious attendees that wanted to know about the operating system throughout the night.
On the same day, several countries throughout the region such as Indonesia and the Philippines also have their own launch event but at a lower scale as compared to the regional event in Singapore. How about Malaysia then? Well, it is going to take place on 10 August which is the same day that Windows 10 will be made available in Malaysian retail stores.
That being said though, we have no knowledge so far on what the folks at Microsoft Malaysia are prepping for the event. So, do stay tuned for that next week.