Microsoft Surface 2

Microsoft Surface 2
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Microsoft Surface 2 was launched last month and thanks to Ian, the media is able to purchase it at a media discount. The retail price of a Surface 2 is S$618 for 32GB and S$748 for 64GB. I bought the 32GB version.

I bought the Microsoft Surface 2 because I wanted to have a Windows tablet to complete the “family” since I have an Apple iPad Air and Google Nexus 7.

Microsoft To Acquire Nokia’s Devices & Services Business

Microsoft To Acquire Nokia’s Devices & Services Business
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Microsoft will pay EUR 3.79 billion (US$5 billion/S$6.36 billion) to purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, and EUR 1.65 billion (US$2.17 billion/S$2.77 billion) to license Nokia’s patents, for a total transaction price of EUR 5.44 billion (US$7.17 billion/S$9.13 billion) in cash.

Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will acquire substantially all of Nokia’s Devices and Services business, including the Mobile Phones (Nokia Asha) and Smart Devices (Nokia Lumia) business units as well as an industry-leading design team, operations including all Nokia Devices & Services-related production facilities, Devices & Services-related sales and marketing activities, and related support functions.

Windows 8.1 Launching On 17th October 2013 In Singapore

Windows 8.1 Launching On 17th October 2013 In Singapore
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Windows 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers on Windows 8 through the Windows Store at 7pm on 17th October 2013 (Singapore Time). Windows 8.1 will also be available at retail and on new devices starting from 18th October 2013.

Windows 8 was launched last year in Singapore on the 26th October 2012.

Microsoft Surface Pro In Singapore

Microsoft Surface Pro In Singapore
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*UPDATE* On 30th August 2013, Microsoft announced a price reduction for Surface Pro. I have updated this post to reflect the new prices.

When Microsoft Surface RT was launched in Singapore last month, many people have been asking when the Microsoft Surface Pro will be available in Singapore. And now, we got the answer straight from Microsoft Singapore.

Microsoft Surface RT In Singapore

Microsoft Surface RT In Singapore
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*UPDATE* On 30th August 2013, Microsoft announced yet another price reduction for Surface RT bundled with Touch Cover. I have updated this post to reflect the new prices.
*UPDATE* On 15th July 2013, Microsoft announced a price reduction for Surface RT. I have updated this post to reflect the new prices.

Microsoft Surface RT with Windows RT will be launching in Singapore this Friday, 5th April 2013. The event will take place at Challenger Funan from 5.30pm onwards.

Microsoft Releases Office 365 & Office 2013

Microsoft Releases Office 365 & Office 2013
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Microsoft Office 365 & Microsoft Office 2013 is now available (as of 30th January 2013)! you can get it from your favourite computer stores or online directly from Microsoft Store Singapore Online Store.

If you have bought the previous version of Microsoft office between 19th October 2012 to 30th April 2013, you are entitled to a free upgrade, just go to office.com/offer to redeem your copy of Microsoft Office 365 or Office 2013. The redemption period is between 29th January 2013 and 31st May 2013.

Microsoft’s New Corporate Logo

Microsoft’s New Corporate Logo
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Microsoft has gotten a new corporate logo after 25 years! It was unveiled last Thursday, 23rd August 2012.

It’s been 25 years since we’ve updated the Microsoft logo and now is the perfect time for a change. This is an incredibly exciting year for Microsoft as we prepare to release new versions of nearly all of our products. From Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8 to Xbox services to the next version of Office, you will see a common look and feel across these products providing a familiar and seamless experience on PCs, phones, tablets and TVs. This wave of new releases is not only a reimagining of our most popular products, but also represents a new era for Microsoft, so our logo should evolve to visually accentuate this new beginning.