Microsoft Windows 8 Media launch

Posted: 10/30/2012 in Microsoft, Technology

Windows 8 Start Screen

I am very happy with Windows 7 Operating System and Windows Phone 7, it collaborate and compensate each other. What I enjoyed from my windows 7 is that I can easily create my presentation, attached my photo shoot and video in it. My blog sites compensate with my windows live writer that I can easily create my blog and schedule my post, hassle free. And my outlook is totally different.

Now Windows 8 is totally awesome. I haven’t tried it yet, but I assure you that Microsoft will not create another operating system that will give us a headache in the future, rather productivity and better lifestyle.   

Windows 8 Fast Facts

· As of 26 October, Microsoft partners—Asus, Acer, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba—have debuted more than 50 new devices in Asia that are built for Windows 8. Worldwide, more than 1,000 devices are Windows 8 ready.

· As of 30 October, Microsoft Philippines has partnered with Asus, Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba for over 31 new devices that are available in local retail stores nationwide.

· With over 16 million active preview participants, Windows 8 is the most tested, reviewed and ready operating system in Microsoft’s history.

· Windows Store will be available in every language that is offered for Windows – that’s more than 100 languages. Apps will be available in 231 markets around the world, including Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. (The complete list is available at

· The Windows Store offers developers unparalleled reach and the best economics available.

o Reach – Windows PC install base is now almost 1.4 billion.

o Economics – We offer a 70/30 revenue share initially, then we increase it to 80/20 once the app reaches the $25k mark. Other platforms only offer 70/30 and don’t reward developers for writing great apps.

· With more than 600 million Windows 7 users today, Windows 8 is a natural upgrade path for them.

· We have engaged with more than 30,000 developers in Asia Pacific (Southeast Asia, Korea, Australia and New Zealand) and they are building some beautiful, innovative apps for Windows 8.

· Microsoft enables thousands of jobs in the local IT industry. For every US dollar that Microsoft made in Asia Pacific in 2009, companies in the region made about $11.

· More than 54,000 partners across Asia have built their businesses on the Windows platform, and Windows 8 will continue to fuel their growth. Because 90 to 95% of Microsoft’s revenue comes through partners, we succeed where they succeed.

New Windows 8 Devices in the Philippines

Acer Iconia W510

The Acer Iconia W510 tablet PC delivers ultimate flexibility and performance in three different modes for an optimum experience with touch, typing and viewing. 10.1-inch HD Gorilla Glass 2 display provides convenient 10-point touch, vibrant visuals. Superior battery life of up to 18 hours with keyboard dock, battery. Responsive performance in an incredibly thin form factor only 0.35-inches thin.


ASUS Vivo Tab

The ASUS Vivo Tab features the Next Generation Intel® Atom™ processor and has 2GB RAM with 64GB eMMC (embedded multimedia card) user storage. An incredible Windows 8 experience makes it a smart choice for professional and personal use. With support for 1024-level Wacom digitizer for precise work and navigation, ASUS Vivo Tab maximizes productivity and provides the best input experience.


Dell XPS 12 (November/December 2012)

This 12-inch device features a flip hinge touchscreen Full HD display that allows it to easily convert from an Ultrabook laptop to a tablet depending on your needs at any given time. The Full HD (1920×1080) display means text will look sharp, and images and videos will look great when you play them back too. Beyond featuring a great-looking design, the XPS Duo 12 is crafted from premium materials like machined aluminum, carbon fiber and durable Corning Gorilla Glass.



The HP ENVY x2 is a powerful and ultrathin hybrid PC with the advantages of two devices in one. As a notebook that doubles as a tablet, the HP ENVY x2 has a detachable screen that becomes a full tablet when separated from the keyboard via a seamless magnetic latch. Customers no longer have to choose between a product that lets them create rich content and another that lets them enjoy entertainment on the go—they can have both in one device.


Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

The IdeaPad Yoga’s revolutionary hinge allows it to uniquely move 360° and fold from laptop to tablet in one simple motion. As one of the world’s first multi-mode Ultrabooks, Yoga 13 provides a high level of flexibility between work and play without compromises. Yoga 13’s smaller screen size counterpart, Yoga 11, is the world’s slimmest multi-mode PC, measuring just 15.6 mm. Yoga 11’s slim design, 11.6-in screen and long 13 hour battery life make it a great convertible for mobility.


Samsung ATIV Tab

The new Samsung ATIV Tab is designed with a classy hairline finish, and delivers a full Windows 8-based PC experience with superior tablet mobility. Weighing 570g, featuring a 10.1” display, and measuring 8.9mm thick, the ATIV Tab is always ready to go.


Sony VAIO Duo 11

This slider hybrid Ultrabook from Sony combines fully-featured PC productivity with tablet convenience. Boost your productivity and creativity with VAIO Duo 11, the PC from Sony that also turns into a smart, intuitive touchscreen tablet.


Toshiba Satellite U920t

The Satellite U920t Premier Series Convertible Ultrabook merges the convenience of a tablet and productivity of an Ultrabook by combining them into one ultra-slim design that is ideal for consumers and professionals on-the-go. The unique sliding hinge enables user to transform the device from a Tablet to an Ultrabook in a mere second!


These are on the Top of the Menu of Windows 8 operating System. During this Media launch Microsoft invited prestigious celebrity to witness and share their experience about windows 8, one of them is Windows 8 Ambassador Christian Bautista. Who shared his experience and lifestyle collaboration with windows 8.

Christian Bautista was sent to Singapore to collaborate with other Windows 8 Ambassador in Asia.

Productivity is the main feature of Windows 8, collaborate your PC, laptop, tablet and windows phone 8.    

Lifestyle is also part of the features of windows 8 and one of those is FOOD that will enhance your cooking to your love ones.

Windows 8 Apps in the Philippines


ABS-CBN News—for latest news updates

#1 News Network in the Philippines in terms of market share and reach (TFC channel is available in North America/Middle East). ABS-CBN News delivers the latest news from ABS-CBN’s newsroom. The app allows you to bookmark your favorite news articles and share it with your friends. You can participate in the news gathering through BMPM (Bayan Mo Ipatrol Mo) where you can send in your news story and attach a photo.

clip_image020—for great buys

#1 Classified Ads site in the Philippines. Biggest community of Buy & Sell users. Sellers and buyers can login with their sulit account to view your current bookmarks and private messages. The app displays the top ads in the different categories.


SM Cinema—for convenient entertainment

#1 Retail Company operating the largest malls in the Philippines and now operating in China as well. SM Cinema has the most number of screens available compared to other competitors in the country. The app allows users to view schedules for movies screening in SM Cinema including IMAX theaters. Selecting a movie schedule will bring the user to the SM Cinema website where they can book their tickets online.


My Makati—city information and guide

Makati is the country’s largest business district. The app features news, weather and traffic information in Makati City. The city has 7 weather stations delivering up-to-date weather and actual traffic camera view of the busiest junctions in Makati City.


BPI—for convenient banking

One of the country’s leading banks. The BPI app lets the user connect with the bank through BPI Banker’s online, an interactive facebook application. The app also features an ATM and Branch locator through a map.


Globe—for easy account management

Devices with SIM slots or is using a Globe Dongle will be able to use the Globe Application to view their current balance as well as view ongoing promotions from Globe.


Smart—for easy account management

Devices with SIM slots or is using a Smart Dongle will be able to use the Smart Application to view their current balance as well as view ongoing promotions from smart.


Meralco—for electricity information

The meralco app features the Meralco Appliance Calculator where a user can maintain a list of appliances used at home and compute for its monthly consumption based on Meralco’s current monthly rates.


LBC—for easy tracking of courier packages

LBC Mobile features a package tracker and a branch locator. The package tracker allows the sender to enter a tracking number to know if the package has been delivered and/or picked up.


Cebu Pacific App—for fast and travel purchase

View the lowest fares available on Cebu Pacific’s domestic and international destinations.


Resorts World Manila App—for hotel leisure

The app features the latest events and promos in Resorts World Manila. View a directory of shops, hotels and restaurants. The app also features a shuttle bus locator for visitors going to Resorts World.


MMDA App—for up-to-date traffic information

Navigate metro manila’s traffic and stay current on the road conditions. The app shows traffic conditions through a line view, a system view and a map view.








Karrie Capellan-Ilagan

Microsoft Philippines

Managing Director

Karrie Ilagan is the first Filipina Managing Director of Microsoft Philippines. Karrie oversees the company’s overall business growth and is focusing her efforts driving strategic partnerships and alliances in the Philippines and grow the sales and marketing operations for Microsoft in the country.

Karrie first joined Microsoft in 2006 as BMO director then was appointed Director for Enterprise Partner Group (EPG) and grew the business for three years. Prior to joining Microsoft, Karrie was General Manager for the Philippine operations of Sandz Solutions, Inc., a solution provider delivering business solutions to clients in various parts of Asia. As General Manager, Karrie oversaw the company’s growth strategies and focused on building organizational capabilities that include streamlining of internal processes, business development and planning, skills resourcing, and P&L management.

Karrie started her career as a Marketing Specialist at IBM Philippines. She was in IBM for more than 11 years where she took on various roles focusing on partner management, sales and direct marketing. In 1997, Karrie took on a regional role as Small and Medium Businesses Manager for the Personal Systems Group, for IBM South Asia where she was responsible for strategy development and planning for regional sales and marketing initiatives targeting small and medium businesses in the eleven ASEAN/South Asia countries.

In 1999, she was promoted to senior management level as Country Channels Manager wherein she led all country initiatives related to partner development and expansion. Karrie was again promoted in 2000 to Country Manager of the Personal Computing Division. The PCD group oversaw the marketing and distribution of the IBM PC product line that includes commercial and consumer desktops, mobiles, Intel servers, and pc peripheral devices.

Karrie’s last role at IBM was as Territory Executive for the Global Small and Medium Business. This role involved Territory strategy definition and execution, relationship management, revenue and profit achievement, client satisfaction and opportunity management optimization. It also entailed working directly with end customers and largely with IBM’s business partner community for all products and services.

Karrie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Assumption College. She also completed the IBM Executive Program that was designed and managed by Boston University in 2005.









Mae Rivera-Moreno

Windows Client Business Lead

Mae Rivera-Moreno is the Windows Client Business Lead of Microsoft Philippines. She oversees the end to end Windows business, driving products such as Windows 7 and Internet Explorer.

Moreno started in Microsoft in December 2000 as its PR and Community Affairs manager, leading the company’s corporate communications and citizenship programs.

In 2004, Moreno was given the Microsoft Circle of Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Marketing, Microsoft’s highest-awards program for its employees worldwide.  In 2005, Moreno was also named one of the Top Outstanding Young Persons by the Osaka Junior Chamber, Inc. of Japan.


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  1. Setuju!!! satu hari saya yakin blog nie pasti jadi terkenal… awak memang terbaik dalam idea dan penulisan… tahniah

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