Microsoft Jordan Kicks-off ’The Microsoft Bus’ in Amman’s Streets

17-12-2012 12:00 AM

Ammon News - The campaign celebrates three new Microsoft products in Jordan (Windows 8, Office 365, and Windows Server 2012) giving the chance to Jordanians to try and experience these new products

Amman, 16th of December, 2012- In a ceremony held at Microsoft’s main offices in the Business Park, the campaign was announced and communicated to Jordanian media whereby the campaign bus was revealed.

The ceremony foremost aimed at introducing the three new products; Office 365, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 into the Jordanian market, and urged media representatives to learn more about these products through offering them an on premises chance to try out and experience these new products.

The large and fully branded bus used for the campaign will serve as a moveable work station, that showcases actual individuals working using Office 365 and Windows 8, and will be driven all over Amman in preset public & highly visible locations.

The bus will run through Amman’s main streets on a three-day schedule, stopping in certain areas to give a chance for people to get a closer look, mount the bus and get a hands-on try-out of the new products.
The route and stop of each day will be communicated to the public through Microsoft Jordan’s Facebook page.

“With the launch of Windows 8, Office 365, and Windows Server 2012, Microsoft is unveiling three top notch products that are of great need to the Jordanian public and especially the business community who specifically are in need for technologies that address all risks associated with productivity workloads that they experience ,” said Mr. Zeid Shubailat, Microsoft Jordan's Acting Country Manager. “These new products we are announcing fall under the industry’s leading productivity tools in terms of security, reliability and of course accessibility.” Mr. Shubailat added.

The campaign moreover includes a photography competition whereby people are encouraged to take a photo of the bus while it is on the move or during one of its stops and post it on Microsoft’s Facebook page. An internal committee will then choose the winning photo, and seven winners will be announced through Microsoft’s social media outlets at the end of the campaign.

For more information about the campaign, please visit our Facebook page - Microsoft Jordan

About Microsoft:
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

About Office 365:
Office 365 is a cloud-based service hosted by Microsoft, can be obtained at a predictable cost through subscription, requires no upfront infrastructure investments, and is backed by a 99.9% uptime guarantee.
The Office 365 Enterprise Plan E3 is perfect for businesses and offers a wide range of capabilities such as:
• 25GB secure cloud-based email using your own domain name, email archiving and unlimited email storage, and anti-malware and anti-spam filtering
• Shared calendars, instant messaging (IM), PC-to-PC calling, video conferencing, and online meetings
• The full Office Professional Plus desktop version (for up to 5 devices per user)
• Web-based viewing and editing of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files through Office Web Apps
• 99.9% financially-backed Service Level Agreement (SLA) and 24X7 IT-level phone support
About Windows 8:
Windows 8 Professional for SMB
With Windows 8 Pro, the user will not have to sacrifice performance, security, or flexibility. He/she gets it all in a personalized, experience that allows him/her to choose how to work.
• Get tablet mobility without sacrificing security, performance and power
• Continue to work efficiently with familiar Windows 7 or built-in apps
• Familiar, new and popular apps from the Windows Store on your PCs and tablets
• Use touch or mouse and keyboard, whichever method works best
• Great experience across tablets, laptops, & desktops
About Windows Server 2012:
Windows Server 2012 Essentials offers an affordable first-server option and can be used as the primary infrastructure server in a multi-server environment. It is designed so that it can be easily deployed and managed by individuals within organizations where there are limited in-house IT skills.
It is optimized to let small businesses run applications on-premises or take advantage of the growing number of cloud-based applications and services such as Microsoft Online Backup which provides an additional layer of data protection, Office 365 which provides e mail and collaboration, as well as other software that many companies around the world are using today.

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