Dubai Internet City to Partner with Microsoft at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2010

Published September 15th, 2010 - 02:29 GMT

Dubai Internet City (DIC), today announced that Microsoft Gulf is a DIC strategic partner at this year's GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2010. The leading technology major will showcase its new generation of technology innovations for consumers at Dubai Internet City's concourse pavilion.

Dubai Internet City is the strategic partner for GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2010 that will be held from 17-21 October. In addition to Microsoft, the DIC pavilion will also host industry leaders Hewlett Packard (HP) and Yahoo! Maktoob.

Malek Al Malek, Managing Director, Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource Zone, said: "As we complete our 10th year as the region's leading ICT cluster, we will remain focused on supporting the developments of our business partners while embracing technology innovation and entrepreneurship. This is part of our commitment to encourage all companies across the industry spectrum in the region. We are pleased to have Microsoft partner with us at this year's GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK and look forward to further long term collaborations".

Visitors to the Microsoft stand on concourse will have the opportunity to envision how information technology will transform our day to day lives for the better.

"Microsoft has a long standing partnership with Dubai Internet City and are pleased to extend our support on the occasion of their 10th anniversary," said Charbel Fakhoury, Regional General Manager, Microsoft Gulf. "At this year's GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, we will be showcasing our cloud based innovations both for consumers and businesses which will be the catalyst of the information age. For Microsoft this year, it's about technology and product innovation and engaging with our regional partners, customers and governments to help drive socio-economic growth in the region."

Microsoft will showcase emerging and future trends for today's digital lifestyle and how technology helps connect the PC, Phone and TV. Cloud based applications such as Windows Live and Office Live as well as Microsoft's upcoming browser - Internet Explorer 9 will be demonstrated to the public.

The highly anticipated controller-free gaming system - Kinect for Xbox 360 – will be unveiled to the public in addition to Windows Phone 7, touchscreen and sensor based technologies, and the latest PC devices and prototypes running the Microsoft Windows platform. 

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