Microsoft celebrates Windows 10 in Malaysia

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Malaysia’s headquarters for Microsoft today officially welcomes the retail version of Windows 10, domestically. The new operating system will continue to enable organisations and users with the powerful tools to do great things. It is even readily available to upgrade for free to those users running a valid copy of Windows 7 and 8.1 on their PCs and tablets.

Pricing of the retail versions for Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional will be RM 629.99 (excluding GST) and RM 1,099 (excluding GST), respectively. Microsoft has even lessened the burden for those not technologically inclined by setting up Tech Benches – a service provided to upgrade their older operating systems at these selected retailers:

ALL IT Hypermarket
Harvey Norman
Hello Station (M)
Senheng
SNS Network
Thunder Match Technology

A full list can be found here: http://aka.ms/techbench

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Poised to introduce innovations that ease device security with additions like Windows Hello, a biometric recognition software that utilises either facial or fingerprint scanning; Continuum – an adaptive and optimising tool of applications and experiences that narrow the gap of touch and desktop modes.

Familiarity will also be Windows 10’s key elements: blending the simple but forgotten Start Menu and the touch-enabled Live Tiles of Windows 7 and 8.1. Adoption rates of the operating system has soared to over 14 million people worldwide, in only its first 24 hours – quoting K.Raman, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia.

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The Windows 10 upgrade has been rolling out in stages for those who reserved their copy since the 29th of July and it’ll continue to address issues associated with certain manufacturers as time goes on. Microsoft has put forward an initiative to get the masses to understand the how-to’s of the new operating system with roadshows scheduled at two locations. The first being the SNS Roadshow at Mid Valley (North Court) on the 10th to 16th of August, following which one will be held at Malaysia IT Fair, Mid Valley on the 28th to 31st August.

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If you’ve already upgraded to Windows 10 or are thinking to do so, be sure to check out our posts about update seeding and privacy settings.