Microsoft announced new Surface Pro for Singapore

The new Surface Pro by Microsoft was unveiled in May 2017 and Microsoft recently announced that the new Surface Pro and Surface Pro Signature Type Cover are now available for pre-order in Singapore.

Starting on 20th July, they are available from the Microsoft Store, as well as authorised retailers including Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, Harvey Norman, and Newstead. Pre-order for commercial customers is also available via Authorised Device Resellers including AsiaPac Distribution Pte Ltd, Insight Technology Solutions Pte Ltd, JK Technology Pte Ltd, SoftwareOne Pte Ltd and UIC Asian Computer Services Pte Ltd.

The new Surface Pro by Microsoft has been redesigned from the inside out, giving users more performance with improved battery life. The design has been streamlined and refined via softer round edges, to cameras built to fade into the bezel. A thin, light and powerful laptop, with up to 13.5 hours of battery life.

The Surface Pro is not only a powerhouse laptop, but also a mobile creative studio with a high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense™ touch display that supports the new Surface Pen,4 the fastest pen ever. Twice as accurate as the previous version. Inking in applications across Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 3654, including the new Microsoft Whiteboard app, will unlock ways for people to use digital ink to be more creative, collaborative and productive.

“With every release of the Surface Pro, we continue to push boundaries to better serve the needs of our customers who are seeking greater mobility and power in their devices in order to stay productive. The new Surface Pro delivers the versatility of a laptop and a creative studio in one thin, lightweight device,” said Veronica Chiu, Windows and Devices Group Lead, Microsoft Singapore.

Pricing and Availability

The new Surface Pro will officially launch in market on 15 August 2017. For more information, visit


Suggested Retail Price

(inclusive of GST)

Surface Pro Configurations

Intel® Core™ m3, 128 GB SSD, 4GB RAM, Intel® HD Graphics 615


Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB SSD, 4GB RAM, Intel® HD Graphics 620


Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel® HD Graphics 620


Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel® IrisTM Plus Graphics 640


Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB SSD, 16GB RAM, Intel® IrisTM Plus Graphics 640



Surface Pro Type Cover

(Available in Black)


Surface Pro Signature Type Cover

(Available in Platinum, Burgundy and Cobalt Blue)


Surface Pen

(Available in Black, Platinum, Burgundy and Cobalt Blue)


Microsoft Surface Arc Mouse

(Available in Light Gray, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue. Black available as the Microsoft Arc Mouse.)


* Information and pictures courtesy of Microsoft Singapore and IN.FOM *


Windows 10 Creators Update Coming on April 11

Microsoft and Windows users alert, today on the 11th April, there is a major update coming to you!

The next major update to Windows 10; the Creators Update, will begin a measured rollout on 11th April to more than 400 million devices running Windows 10 in homes, businesses, and schools.

New capabilities coming with the Windows 10 Creators Update include:

  • 3D for Everyone and Enabling Mixed Reality
  • Game Broadcasting is Simple and Interactive with Beam
  • Microsoft Edge is Faster and Safer with Better Browsing and Entertainment
  • Additional Security and Privacy Protections

For more information on the Windows 10 Creators Update, please check out this blog post by Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group.

You can also take a look at this blog post from Peter Han, Vice President, Partner Devices and Solutions, to learn about the many Windows 10 devices that light up new Creators Update features.

* Information and details courtesy of Microsoft Singapore and IN.FOM *

Singtel partners Microsoft to offer Office 365

The Microsoft Office productivity suite is one of the most well known software in the world, from the home user, student to the businesses, it’s being utilised by many people from all walks of life. A Mac user myself, I have the older Microsoft Office for Mac installed on my MacBook Pro, using Microsoft Word for writing/typing my articles/documents and the powerful Microsoft Excel software.

Singtel is bringing Microsoft Office 365 to her customers in Singapore, with a partnership with Microsoft. This is good news for Singtel customers, I might consider this offer by Singtel.

Let me share with you more details below –

Singtel and Microsoft announced a new partnership for Singtel to offer Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity suite – Office 365 – to Singtel Consumer customers. With this new offering, customers who subscribe to Singtel’s fibre broadband and postpaid mobile services can sign up for either Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal plans through Singtel. They will enjoy savings of at least $46.80 per year or over 30% off regular online price. In addition, customers can enjoy the added convenience of paying for their Office 365 subscriptions together with their monthly Singtel bills.

Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO Consumer Singapore, Singtel said, “This collaboration marks a new milestone for Singtel. We are excited to be the first telco in Asia to provide Consumer customers the best value for Office 365 applications. With this new offering, customers will also enjoy ease of payment and enhanced productivity. We will continue to engage different partners to offer solutions that are suitable for our customers’ digital lifestyles, whether for work or play.”

Singtel customers can select the plans that best suit their needs:

  • Office 365 Personal caters to people who are looking to have Office 365 for personal use. Subscription for Office 365 Personal starts at $6.90 per month (U.P. $10.80 per month) for a 12-month subscription, and comes with installations on one PC or Mac device, one tablet and one smartphone, as well as 1TB of OneDrive storage.
  • Office 365 Home, on the other hand, caters for the entire household. Subscription for Office 365 Home starts at $9.90 per month (U.P. $14.80 per month) for a 12-month subscription, and comes with installations on five PCs or Macs, five tablets and five smartphones, as well as 1TB of OneDrive storage per user.

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based productivity suite featuring Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook, as well as OneDrive cloud storage. With the availability of Office apps on Windows and Android tablets and phones, as well as iPads and iPhones, users can enjoy the flexibility of using Office on-the-go, with the ability to access, view and edit files seamlessly, wherever they are.

“We are pleased that Microsoft and Singtel have come together to offer the best-in-class productivity suite to Singtel Consumer customers. In today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world, constant connectivity and productivity is becoming more important for people in Singapore, and Office 365 is designed to meet that need. Whether they are at home, at their favourite café, or simply moving around and about, Singtel customers can now have easy access to all the features and functionalities of the Office they know and trust, and empower their personal productivity wherever they are,” said Mr Kevin Wo, Managing Director, Microsoft Singapore.

To sign up for Office 365 with Singtel, customers can visit the IT Show from 16 to 19 March 2017, or any Singtel Shop and Exclusive Retailer. Singtel postpaid mobile customers can also sign up via MyAccount or MySingtel App.

For more information, visit

* Information courtesy of Singtel *

Avengers-themed Windows 10 devices

Avengers fans alert! You are now able to own Avengers-themed Windows 10 devices soon! They are arriving soon to the shores of Singapore, in December 2016! They are portable and handy (especially the 10.1 and 11.6 inch models) ideal for students or traveling.

There are three different models and designs for Avengers to choose from, let me share with you more information and details of the Avengers-themed Windows 10 devices –

E-Huge Technology, in collaboration with Microsoft, announced the launch of its new range of Avengers-themed Windows 10 devices in Singapore.

Inspired by the iconic Avengers logo and the signature design motifs of Captain America and Iron Man, these Windows 10 devices come in three distinct form factors that supercharge fun and productivity to superhero proportions.

With custom wallpapers and icons, these Avengers-themed devices are your ultimate PC companion to help you declare your allegiance to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Each device sold will also include a specially designed carrying sleeve or pouch to help your heroes tackle brute force or blunt trauma as they battle the forces of urban life.

“Following the success and popularity of our Hello Kitty and Gudetama character series, we are thrilled to bring yet another range of compelling and competitive Windows 10 devices to Singapore users,“ said Roger Chan, General Manager, E-Huge Technology. “These Avengers-themed devices are unlike anything else on the market, and we’re confident that they will be the perfect fit for Singapore users who want to add some affordable excitement to their digital lifestyles.”

Arthur Huang, Director, Consumer Channels Group, Microsoft Singapore, said, “At Microsoft, one of our key missions is to make computing more personal for everyone. Sporting exceptional designs, these one-of-a-kind models, join 400 million Windows 10 devices on the market to bring a unique user experience for fans and non-fans alike.”

AVR10T – 10.1” Windows 10 2-in-1



  • 2-in-1 10.1-inch Tablet
  • Customized wallpaper and icons with Avengers characters
  • Includes Avengers detachable hard keyboard
  • Includes Avengers carrying case
  • Support for Windows Continuum

Technical Specifications: 

Operating system

Windows 10


Dimensions: 258 x 172.6 x 10.3 mm

Weight: 581g (Tablet only)

Design: licensed Avengers characters


64 GB eMMC


Screen: 10.1-inch multi-touch IPS display

Resolution: 1280 x 800


Intel Atom x5 Z8300




5,400 mAh battery


Rear-facing 5-megapixel camera

Front-facing 2-megapixel camera


1 x Micro HDMI

1 x Micro USB 2.0

1 x USB Type C

Media card reader

Micro SD card reader


Detachable hard keyboard with standard USB port

AVR116T – 11.6” Windows 10 2-in-1



  • 2-in-1 11.6-inch Tablet
  • Customized wallpaper and icons with Avengers characters
  • Includes Avengers detachable hard keyboard
  • Includes Avengers carrying case
  • Support for Windows Continuum

Technical Specifications: 

Operating system

Windows 10


Dimensions: 293 x 197 x 19.5 mm

Weight: 1.5kg (with keyboard)

Design: licensed Avengers characters


32 GB eMMC


Screen: 11.6-inch multi-touch IPS display

Resolution: 1366 x 768


Intel Atom x5 Z8300




7,000 mAh battery


Rear-facing 5-megapixel camera

Front-facing 2-megapixel camera


1 x Micro HDMI

1 x Micro USB 2.0

1 x USB Type C

Media card reader

Micro SD card reader


Detachable hard keyboard with standard USB port

AVR141R – 14.1” Windows 10 Touch Notebook



  • 14.1-inch Slim Touch Notebook
  • Customized wallpaper and icons with Avengers characters
  • Includes Avengers carrying case
  • Includes 2-year 100GB OneDrive subscription

Technical Specifications:

 Operating system

Windows 10


Dimensions: 327 x 226 x 19 mm

Weight: 1.78kg

Design: licensed Avengers characters


32 GB eMMC


Screen: 14-inch touch display

Resolution: 1920 x 1080


Intel Atom x5 Z8300




10,000 mAh battery


Front-facing 2-megapixel camera


1 x Micro HDMI

1 x USB 3.0

1 x USB 2.0

1 x USB Type C

Media card reader

Micro SD card reader

Pricing and availability



AVR10T – 10.1” Windows 10 2-in-1

SGD 429

AVR116T – 11.6” Windows 10 2-in-1

SGD 499

AVR141R – 14.1” Windows 10 Touch Notebook

SGD 549

The devices will be available at retail in Singapore from 10 December, 2016.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Microsoft Singapore and E-Huge Technology Limited *

Microsoft launched first combined Transparency Center and Cybersecurity Center in Singapore

The world of Internet, cyberspace and social media have greatly benefitted the world since they were invented. The world today has become a smaller place and more inter-connected. The world of Internet, cyberspace and social media are now part of our daily life in work and leisure too.

However, it also have its own challenges too! Cybersecurity is of utmost importance, the presence and roles that they play today is more significant and important, for organisations, businesses and even individuals too.

Microsoft recently launched its first combined Transparency Center and Cybersecurity Center in Singapore, serving the Asia-Pacific region. Let me share with you more of the news and details from the press release information –

Microsoft today launched its first combined Transparency Center and Cybersecurity Center in Singapore, serving the Asia-Pacific region. The joint facility will for the first time bring together Microsoft capabilities in a single location in Asia-Pacific to deliver a holistic approach to serving the security needs of both the public and private sector and building a trusted and secure computing environment, a critical enabler for digital transformation.

The Microsoft Transparency Center is a cornerstone of Microsoft’s long-standing Government Security Programme (GSP), which offers participating government agencies the opportunity to review the source code of Microsoft products, access information on cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities, and benefit from the expertise and insight of Microsoft security professionals. Nearly 40 countries and international organisations currently participate in the programme with 10 participants from Asia-Pacific.

The Singapore Transparency Center is a convenient location for governments in the Asia region and will be part of a global network that covers four regions, joining existing facilities in Redmond, Washington, for North America, and Brussels, Belgium, for Europe. In addition, more details of other new Microsoft Transparency Centers will be shared later in 2016, including the recently announced Transparency Center in Beijing, China.

“Public-private partnerships are key to strengthening national cybersecurity. The opening of the Microsoft regional Transparency Center in Singapore to serve the wider Asia-Pacific region, advances our worldwide commitment to drive transparency, security and trust in digital technologies in the mobile-first and cloud-first world. It is part of the Microsoft Government Security Programme, where we support, collaborate and enable governments to protect citizens, public services and national infrastructure from cybercrime threats and to meet their rigorous cybersecurity requirements by building strong capabilities to protect, detect and respond,” said Toni Townes-Whitley, Corporate Vice-President, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft Corporation.

The Microsoft Cybersecurity Center in Singapore, co-located with the Transparency Center, will enable enterprises and organisations to tap into a pool of resources such as security specialists and technologies at Microsoft. Amid rising cybercriminal activities and a rapidly changing cybersecurity landscape, the Cybersecurity Center will bring forth innovations and advancements by way of security platform, threat intelligence analytics, advanced threat protection, machine learning capabilities, security services and cloud security in a comprehensive way.

“With Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organisation to achieve more, we need to ensure every individual, organisation, and government has the ability to use technology they can trust. The extensive technology footprint that Microsoft has around the world has allowed us to understand and counter cyber threats. Beyond leveraging that knowledge to build trusted applications and products, we also have the responsibility to share the same intelligence with governments and organisations so that we can contribute towards a safer and more trusted cyber world for Singapore, the region, and beyond,” said Jessica Tan, Managing Director, Microsoft Singapore.

“Cyberspace has opened up many opportunities for the economy and society. However, it has also become a place for individuals and groups to launch cyber attacks on governments, organisations and people. International cooperation is therefore needed against such threat actors. We are happy that Microsoft has chosen Singapore to be its global partner in cybersecurity. Robust partnerships between the government and industry, such as through the Microsoft Transparency Center and Cybersecurity Center, will enable all of us to build trust and a safer cyberspace for everyone,” said David Koh, Chief Executive, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore.

The Transparency Center and Cybersecurity Center will expand Microsoft’s public-private- partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region, while enabling and empowering enterprises to manage modern security threats effectively. This will build on the momentum in the last few years, where the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) has fostered various partnerships with public sector and enforcement agencies in the region. This includes strategic collaboration with Interpol in global malware botnet disruption operations and a PhotoDNA licensing collaboration to support Interpol’s efforts in preventing child sexual exploitation online, as well as cyber threat intelligence sharing partnerships with several Internet Service Providers in the region and government Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs).

To support a comprehensive, cross-company and cross-industry approach to cybersecurity, Microsoft invests more than a billion dollars a year in security research, innovation and development. This includes a recently announced global Cyber Defense Operations Center (C-DOC), a state-of-the-art 24/7 facility that brings together security response experts from across the company to help protect, detect and respond to threats in real-time, securing Microsoft’s internal resources, cloud infrastructure, customer online services, devices and products. Microsoft has also recently established an Enterprise Cybersecurity Group (ECG) – a dedicated team of worldwide security experts who will deliver security solutions, expertise and services that empower organisations to modernise their IT platforms, securely move to the cloud and keep data safe.

* Information courtesy of Microsoft Singapore and IN.FOM *

Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle

Gaming and Xbox fans rejoice! There is something exciting coming soon to all of you gaming and Xbox fans! A custom designed Xbox One S Gears of War 4 limited edition 2TB bundle!

Let me share with you more information and details of this exciting news from the press release information below –

The result of a collaboration between The Coalition – the studio developing Gears of War 4 – and the Xbox design team, the Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle was designed to resemble a unique piece of hardware lifted right out of the game, bearing the battle marks of surviving a desperate fight with Gears of War 4’s ferocious new enemies – the Swarm. Featuring laser-etched scratches on the console’s chassis, bloody thumbprints on the controller’s red metallic D-pad the limited edition bundle is the closest you can get to the ultimate Gears of War 4 experience.


Priced at S$699, the Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle includes a battle-weathered custom Xbox One S console with a 2TB hard drive, an all-new Gears of War 4 Crimson Omen Limited Edition Xbox Wireless Controller, full game download of Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition for both Xbox One and Windows 10, a Gears of War 4 Season Pass and eight additional Gear Packs.

“We are delighted to be bringing our newest addition to the Xbox One family of devices to Singapore. With an incredible line-up of games coming to Xbox and Windows 10 starting September – including all-time favourites Forza Horizon 3 and Dead Rising 4, Asian originals ReCore and Scalebound, and real-time strategy games such as Halo Wars 2 – we hope that fans and gamers will continue to be excited about a future of gaming without boundaries, and have loads of fun creating unique gaming moments with their friends across platforms,” said Zeph Stuart, Head of Xbox and Windows Gaming, Consumer Channels Group Asia, Microsoft.


The bundle will be available in Singapore from 25 November.

A chance to win an unforgettable trip of a lifetime at Xbox Showcase 2016

Stand a chance to be one of the five lucky winners to walk away with the grand prize – an unforgettable trip of a lifetime to Sydney, Australia to participate in an epic week of Xbox activities! The week includes the adrenalin-pumping Forza Horizon 3 launch event, a Gears of War experience at Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach, first-to-play games with developers from Playground Games, The Coalition and more, as well as opportunities to take in the amazing sights and sounds of Sydney, Australia.

Fans and gamers simply have to take note of the contest question posed during the live stream, and submit their response via the Xbox Singapore Facebook page by 12 September, in order to stand a chance to win the grand prize.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Microsoft Singapore and IN.FOM *

Most Admired Asian Cities – Microsoft Survey

At the recent World Cities Summit 2016, there was a dialogue session titled “Microsoft CityNext Asian Mayors’s dialogue session” whereby they revealed findings from a study titled “Microsoft CityNext Asia Pacific Survey: Your City, Your Future”.

In this survey, there were some interesting findings that I would like to share with my readers and followers. Singapore comes out top as the most admired city in Asia Pacific from the Microsoft survey yet the majority of Singapore’s residents are not very optimistic about seeing further improvements over the next decade.

Here are the information and findings from the press release –

At the Microsoft CityNext Asian Mayors’ dialogue session held at World Cities Summit 2016, Microsoft revealed findings from a study titled Microsoft CityNext Asia Pacific Survey: Your City, Your Future, which showed that one in four residents in the Asia Pacific region named Singapore as their preferred city to live in, outside of their home country. Key reasons for this preference include: the city’s cleanliness (44 percent), discipline (22 percent), safety (18 percent), as well as Singapore being a modern and exciting city (13 percent).


The table below shows the list of most admired cities, as voted by the 2,000 survey respondents from 13 cities in the region:

Most Admired Cities in Asia Pacific

1. Singapore

2. Tokyo

3. Sydney

4. Melbourne

5. Osaka

6. Hong Kong

7. Seoul

8. Taipei

9. Bangkok

10. Kuala Lumpur

11. Shanghai

12. Ho Chi Minh City

13. Beijing

14. Jakarta

15. Manila

16. Mumbai

17. Delhi

18. Others

However, despite Singapore coming up tops as the respondents’ favourite city in Asia Pacific, the majority of Singapore’s residents are not very optimistic about seeing further improvements to their quality of life over the next decade. 43.5 percent of the Singapore residents polled expect a decline in the quality of life, contrasting against the views of a smaller group of residents – 31 percent – who expect improvements in the quality of life in the next decade. In addition, 25.5 percent of Singapore’s residents expect the city to maintain its status quo over the next decade. The residents polled also cited employment opportunities (73 percent), housing (71 percent) and transportation (70 percent) as the top three areas most in need of improvement in Singapore.


In view of the areas outlined for improvement, a large number of Singapore residents agree that technology can play a crucial role in improving living conditions in Singapore. According to the survey, 85 percent of Singapore residents view technology’s most important role as creating better connectivity, while 79 percent of residents see technology as a means to generating greater economic opportunities such as creating employment or starting a technology startup. Other key roles for technology cited include improving information dissemination to residents about government services (78 percent), improving citizen engagement through better communication with government (76 percent), and Big Data analytics (65 percent) which can facilitate city development and planning.

Jessica Tan, Managing Director of Microsoft Singapore said: “As Singapore accelerates towards realising its Smart Nation vision, technology will play an even more important role in cementing Singapore’s position as the most admired nation in Asia Pacific. Our ability to nurture a vibrant public-private ecosystem that harnesses the power of technology to co-create innovative and citizen-centric urban solutions that will improve residents’ quality of living will be key in ensuring the continued success of the nation. The future of Singapore is a “future of us”, one that the government, businesses and residents have a stake in to collectively achieve inclusive growth.”

The Microsoft CityNext Asia Pacific Survey: Your City, Your Future was conducted with over 2,000 residents across 13 cities in Asia Pacific including Bangkok, Beijing, Delhi, Jakarta, Manila, Mumbai, Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo and Osaka.

About Microsoft CityNext

Microsoft CityNext is a partner-led initiative that empowers cities to be more sustainable, prosperous, and economically competitive—with a simplified approach. It helps cities unlock their potential by delivering innovative digital services that can help citizens lead safer, healthier, and more educated lives.

More information about CityNext is available at

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

*Information and pictures courtesy of Microsoft Singapore and IN.FOM*

Popular Microsoft Selfie App Updated!

For fans of selfie photo taking, I have news and updates to share with you folks, the popular Microsoft Selfie App is updated with social sharing and 8 new Asian languages. The Microsoft Selfie App was released in December 2015 and it is among the best apps for iOS with over a million download.

Let me share with you some key information and details from the Microsoft blog post article

New portrait enhancement technique called Digital Face Clean, which intelligently removes undesired features like wrinkles and baggy eyelids, while preserving desired characteristics like hair, moustaches, tattoos and accessories.

  • Support for a total of 31 languages, including Chinese (Traditional), Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Thai, Vietnamese, or Hindi.
  • Easier social sharing;
  • Updated user interface;
  • Selfie stick compatibility;
  • Timer to capture the perfect selfie.

First launched in December 2015, the app has already been downloaded more than a million times, and differentiates itself from other selfie apps by leveraging Microsoft Research’s Face API.

The technology helps determine the age, gender, and skin tone of a person, and avoids the exaggerated refinements that limit the effectiveness of other selfie apps.

The Microsoft Face API is part of the Microsoft Cognitive Services, a suite of intelligent APIs that also powers other popular experiences like and

*Information Courtesy of Microsoft Singapore and IN.FOM*

We Tech Care 2016 is on 12th March!

Next Saturday, on the 12th March 2016, there is an event for your family and loved ones, whereby they can explore information technology and tech skills, to empower your family with. The event is We Tech Care 2016 at JTC Launch Pad @ one-north. Help to spread the word, tell your family, loved ones and friends about We Tech Care 2016!

Let me share with you more information and details about We Tech Care 2016 from the press release information –

On March 12 2016, Microsoft will be holding its We Tech Care 2016 event at JTC LaunchPad @ one-north – a vibrant and exciting co-working space for over 500 local startups – in support of the President’s Challenge!

President Tony Tan Keng Yam will be gracing We Tech Care 2016 as Guest-of-Honour, and officially launching President’s Challenge 2016.

Aligned with Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more, We Tech Care 2016 goes beyond regular fundraising. The event ambitions are to empower everyone through technology by creating opportunities for people of all ages to learn coding/computing, connect the current generation of innovators with the next, raise awareness of innovative technology that can help solve societal issues, support digital inclusion programmes through partnering with non-profit partners, and foster Microsoft employees’ skill-based volunteering efforts.

Open to the public, the half-day event brings together over 100 volunteers, including Microsoft employees, representatives from President’s Challenge, Microsoft partner organisations, non-profit organisations, and technology experts who will be volunteering their time to conduct IT-related workshops, talks, activities and games. For the first time, the ecosystem of local startups who are making waves in their respective fields by leveraging the power of technology to build a better, smarter and more inclusive Singapore, will also be supporting We Tech Care 2016.

The afternoon programme will feature a variety of fun-filled activities for everyone, including young professionals, parents, children, students and grandparents. Highlights of We Tech Care 2016 include:

  • IT Made Easy – Interested to pick up simple IT skills? The IT Made Easy sessions aim to introduce you to the fundamentals of computing and equip you with IT tips and tricks.
  • Startup Discovery Tour – Suitable for students, young professionals, IT enthusiasts, aspiring innovators and the general public, the guided Startup Discovery Tours provides visitors the opportunity to meet and interact with local startups first-hand. Discover the power of technology through their innovative showcases, test out their latest applications, tour their funky startup premises, and walk away with a lesson in entrepreneurship for good.
  • WeSpeakCode Workshops – Is creating games and apps your dream? Suitable for all ages, these sessions connect you with the tools and knowledge you need to create, code, and develop your ideas. So whether you are new to coding, studying it in school, or planning for your career, you can dream big, build creatively, and boldly bring your ideas to life.
  • Xbox Games Competitions – Keen to experience the Xbox world of gaming? Here’s your chance to try your hand at a whole host of Xbox games and participate in the onsite Xbox gaming competitions to win prizes.
  • NGO & Assistive Technology Showcase – Thinking of volunteering? This exhibit will enable you to meet with non-profit organisations, discover where help is needed and take the first step towards active volunteering! Also, check out the Assistive Technology Showcase by the Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD) to see how the latest assistive technologies can make a difference and help people lead more fulfilling lives.
  • Play It Safe – Safeguard yourself online in today’s digital world. Suitable for teenagers, parents and working professionals, join the Play It Safe talks to hear from our experts on how to stay safe and protect your reputation online.
  • Fringe Activities Check out the fringe activities at the carnival and indulge in some fun and games with the entire family!

Here are the event details:

Date:    Saturday, March 12, 2016

Time:    13.30 to 17.30

Venue: JTC LaunchPad @ one-north

The Meeting Point

79 Ayer Rajah Crescent

Singapore 139955

To register for We Tech Care 2016 event, visit 

To donate to President’s Challenge, visit

*Information courtesy of Microsoft Singapore and IN.FOM*

Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty Limited Edition Windows 10 Tablet!

Hello Kitty fans alert! I have something very exciting news to share with you! Let me introduce to you, a limited edition Hello Kitty tablet, the Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty Limited Edition Windows 10 Tablet! It’s a beautiful and well thought out design, lovely packaging too! It’s a 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet, while it does not have the top end technical specifications built into it, this special, cute looking and unique Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty Limited Edition Windows 10 Tablet is a lightweight and highly affordable tablet ideal for leisure, casual and travel usage. I am quite sure this would be become a Hello Kitty fan collectors item too!

Let me share with you more information from the press release, on the Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty Limited Edition Windows 10 Tablet and where you can buy it in Singapore –


Say “hello” to the limited edition Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty Limited Edition Windows 10 tablet! The Grace 10 Light is the first Sanrio-themed 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet from the WMP Character Series to launch in Singapore, and is now available at all BEST Denki retail outlets, and online store in Singapore.

WMP (We aiM for Pride), a brand of Hong Kong-based E-Huge Technology Limited, specialises in producing highly innovative products for a wide range of target audiences that are both affordable and fun to use. The Sanrio-themed tablet is the first of WMP’s Character Series, as well as Windows device, to hit the shores of Singapore. Priced at S$379.00, the 10.1-inch device will set the hearts of Hello Kitty fans aflutter with its unique design which also features a pastel pink Hello Kitty Pigo keyboard complementing its black frame – making the device a functional yet attractive device for fans of all ages.

Helllo Kitty (1)

As the official retailer of the Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty Limited Edition Windows tablet, BEST Denki will be offering a meow-tastic deal for customers with a complimentary Microsoft Wireless Mouse 1850 included. In addition, customers can save $20 off with every purchase of an Office 365 subscription along with the device, and customers who purchase two qualifying products are entitled to a free Sennheiser Travel Earphones worth S$119.00*.

“We are pleased to be working with E-Huge and Microsoft to bring in this one-of-a-kind, limited edition Hello Kitty Windows tablet that is an anticipated addition to our extensive IT and computer products line-up in our 11 stores,” said Catherine Chua, Head of Marketing, Best Denki Singapore. “Backed by one of the most recognisable cartoon character in Singapore and globally, we believe that the device would be a hit for customers across all ages looking for an affordable yet productive product to complement their digital lifestyles today.”

The purrr-fect Windows 2-in-1 device for work and play

The Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty is a limited edition Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet that comes with an exclusive Hello Kitty Pigo keyboard. Weighing just 600 grams, the tablet is a great device to bring along for work and play, and can be slipped easily into a handbag.

Users can choose to use it as a tablet, or snap the device onto the pastel pink keyboard with an etched Hello Kitty monogram to get some quick work done like a laptop. The keyboard also acts as a cover and a stand for the device, allowing users to decide how best to use the device – whether for work or for play.

Hello Kitty (2)

The Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty Windows tablet delivers productivity on-the-go beneath its adorable exterior. Powered by the Intel® Atom™ Z3735F processor and a 2GB DDR RAM, the device provides uncompromised performance for users who need a device that delivers performance. It also sports a micro USB port and a microSD slot for up to 32GB of additional memory space.

Running on Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10, users will also be able to unlock new computing experiences, including an all-new browsing experience with Microsoft Edge, as well as Continuum, where apps on Windows 10 will scale accordingly to the mode your device is in. You can simply switch from a traditional desktop mode to a tablet mode when you snap the Grace 10 Light tablet off the Hello Kitty Pigo keyboard, knowing that the screen will display beautifully and transition smoothly for your personal computing needs.

Microsoft Office Mobile apps will be available for download for free on the Grace 10 Light tablet, enabling users to be productive and get some quick work done from the get-go. Users who prefer a full Office experience can consider an Office 365 Home or Personal subscriptions, where more functionalities are enabled, and ensuring that Office is constantly kept updated with the latest features as they become available.

For the Hello Kitty fanatics, the Grace 10 Light tablet also sports a series of limited edition Hello Kitty wallpapers specially crafted for this, as well as unique Hello Kitty icons that make the Windows 10 experience an even more personable one.


Introducing E-Huge and WMP – Microsoft’s China Technology Ecosystem Partner

The launch of WMP’s Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty tablet will mark E-Huge Technology Limited’s first device launch in Singapore. The Hong Kong-based technology company has over 20 years of experience in developing and manufacturing hi-tech electronic products, and as one of Microsoft’s key China Technology Ecosystem (CTE) partners, E-Huge will continue to develop new Windows devices suited for the varying needs of consumers today.

“We have been channelling focused efforts and resources on Windows devices development, which covers both hardware and software integration and development. Last year alone, we shipped over 450,000 units of Windows devices to markets worldwide. Our goal is to provide innovative yet competitive solutions that boast good quality and cater to the demands of markets worldwide, and we see Singapore as an important market in our global expansion plans,” said Roger Chan, General Manager of E-Huge Technology Limited.

“The Grace 10 Light tablet that is launched under our brand, WMP, also represents our vision of ‘We aiM for Pride.’ Our goal is to produce innovative products that are affordable and enjoyable which will appeal to everyone, as we hope that our customers can start their colourful and exciting technology journey with us!”

“At Microsoft, we believe that technology should be functional yet personal. Windows 10 offers an opportunity for our partners to deliver a more personal computing experience by delivering a wider range of products that are suited for every needs. We are heartened that since launch, we have seen more than 200 million devices on Windows 10. This is indeed testament from our customers on the operating system that is delivering a familiar yet innovative experience,” said Arthur Huang, Director, Consumer Channels Group, Microsoft Singapore.

“We are pleased to see our partners such as E-Huge Technology Limited and BEST Denki delivering a broad range of new, attractive and functional Windows devices for customers in Singapore. The Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty Limited Edition Windows 10 tablet is a start, and we believe that this will be a start for many other Windows 10 devices to come.”

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About Best Denki Best Denki is a leading electrical and electronics retailer which provides the widest and largest range of electronics products.

About E-Huge Technology Limited Founded in 1994, E-Huge Technology Limited is an innovative corporation who providing a total solution of Microsoft IT and Consumer Electronics product development.

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

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