Microsoft Ghana in partnership with Surfline Communications, a locally based internet network provider has introduced a first of a kind in store Microsoft experience center at its Osu flagship store in Accra, called the WINDOWS ZONE.
The Windows Zone is designed to give consumers a first hand experience of how Microsoft’s devices and services work together in the daily activities of a person in both work and play scenarios and on all sizes of screens.
The Windows Zone housed in a two floor building has a variety of devices ranging from the Xbox, Lumia brand of smartphones and tablet to all-in-ones, laptops and tablets made by other Microsoft hardware partners like Lenovo, Asus etc. Users get to demo Microsoft’s productivity software tools such as Skype, Office 365, Lync and One Note powered by the super fast speed of Surfline’s 4G LTE internet.
The partnership encourages the mobile-first, cloud-first era vision which as described by Microsoft Chief Satya Nadela enables users to complete various tasks across a range of devices from anywhere and at any time with the use of the cloud to access and store files.
Otema Yirenkyi country manager for Microsoft said with Windows Zone, Microsoft intends to make it easier for Ghanaians to understand how to use ICT to solve daily challenges and how the Windows platforms can provide an impressive and improved digital experience in their lives. She also said we want to help people in Ghana get work done, whether it’s term papers, financial planning, creating a malaria detection application, running a whole city or just chatting to family and friends from all over the world.
Microsoft plans to use the Windows Zone to make sure people understand how mobile technology can improve their lives and help them solve business and personal challenges. The zone will also be used to conduct experiential tours with partners and customers.