Even though it has been almost two weeks since Windows 10 made its way into millions of PCs throughout the world, the operating system has yet to be officially launched in Malaysia. That changes yesterday as Microsoft has taken the opportunity to introduce the new operating system in our shores just as it arrived in retail stores.
The launch kicks off with K.Raman, the Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia who briefly explained what Microsoft aimed to achieved with Windows 10.
Bruce Howe, the Head of Consumer Channel Group for Microsoft Malaysia then took over to explain what Windows 10 all about include the three ways that consumers are able to get their hands on the new operating system.
Bruce also demonstrated quite a number of features from Windows 10, with many of them we have discussed in our Get To Know Windows 10 series including Windows Hello, improved Snap, Web Note on Microsoft Edge, and Continuum for PC.
Of course, Microsoft’s OEM partners were also present at the event together with variety of devices. Microsoft’s own Lumia smartphones were also there, even though the final version of Windows 10 Mobile is still work in progress at the moment.
In line with the company’s Upgrade Your World global charity initiative, Microsoft Malaysia has invited three select individuals that are heavily involved with community and humanitarian efforts in Malaysia to be part of the launch. These individuals include YB Senator Bathmavathi Krishnan, Member of Dewan Negara, Parlimen Malaysia, who is also an advocate and champion of the disabled community alongside John-Son Oei, Founder of EPIC Homes, and YM Raja Riza Shazmin Raja Badrul Shah, Honorary Secretary of MERCY Malaysia.
Windows 10 cup cake and chocolate, anyone?
At the launch event, Microsoft Malaysia also took the opportunity to display the entries from the #MyWindows10Story contest which was done in collaboration with Lowyat.NET. The eventual winner of the contest – Dennis Tan – was also announced at the launch event and has received a full Microsoft Surface 3 package and a Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop Keyboard & Mouse set for his winning entries.
To help users upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft Malaysia together with the help of its retails partners has set up plenty of Tech Benches throughout the country. Users are also more than welcome to visit two Windows 10 roadshow that are going to take place this month in Mid Valley Megamall if they are interested to know more about the new operating system.
Microsoft Malaysia’s team, all smiles on the official launch day for Windows 10 in Malaysia.
So, there you have it: Windows 10 is now officially here in Malaysia. As we have noted before, the operating system is available as a free upgrade to existing owners of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
The retail version comes in two types of physical boxed packaging as well as downloadable from Microsoft Malaysia’s online store. Not to forget, OEMs in Malaysia have started to ship out their devices pre-installed with Windows 10 such as the newly launched Acer Aspire R11.