Microsoft confirmed on Tuesday that it is planning for Windows 7 to hit retail shelves and start showing up on new PCs on October 22 mentions Cnet.com, but where can you actually buy it.
Accordingly to Gulf News, UAE English Newspaper, that wasn’t lost on the Gitex team at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) or on its CEO, Helal Saeed Al Marri, who was trying to reschedule the week-long technology show to coincide with the global launch of Windows 7 on October 22. When that didn’t work, the team at Microsoft’s office in Dubai were to score a major coup: convincing the head office in Redmond, Washington to make Gitex the only place in the world where consumers will be able to buy the successor to Vista before its official release date. Microsoft will also be sending corporate vice-president Steven Guggenheim to Gitex to preview the new system.
Pre-launch, Microsoft released promotional viral video on YouTube for advocates to host a party which now ranks 3rd after Microsoft Xbox and Evian viral videos, according to visible measures.