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Microsoft Malaysia’s Windows 10 Media Treasure Hunt

On the 3rd of February, Microsoft Malaysia organised a treasure hunt for the Malaysian media. It was a way to familiarise the participants with the Surface Pro 4 and Lumia 950, as well as a great way to start 2016 with a bang!


The Windows 10 Treasure Hunt

Microsoft Malaysia began the treasure hunt by briefing all five teams (teams Blue, Green, Grey, Red, and Yellow) about the key features of two Windows 10 devices – the Surface Pro 4 and Lumia 950. Innovative characteristics such as Windows Hello, Edge annotation, superior camera optics, and multitasking functions were used by each team to finish their respective challenges.

Each team had to complete six challenges at six stations, with the help of the Microsoft Senior Leadership Team (SLT) – Michal Golebiewski (Chief Marketing & Operations Officer) and Bruce Howe (General Manager of Consumer Channel Group). After collecting their respective survival kits, containing a Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950, cereal bars and an energy drink, the teams were off to attempt their first challenge.

Participants attending the Windows 10 Treasure Hunt briefing at Coffee Planet

Each station had a particular challenge that required either the Surface Pro 4 or Lumia 950 to complete. Station one was at Avenue K, and the challenge was to sing along with buskers on a song unknown to each team. As an answer to this challenge, the Surface Pro 4 was used as a multitasking device, activating its snap assist function, allowing each team to refer to the song lyrics and the karaoke video of the song simultaneously. The SLT joined in the fun, belting their lungs out as well!

At Station two (at Break Out, Avenue K), the challenge was to take a picture of a hidden message in low light conditions. For this challenge, the Lumia 950 flung into action with its 20 MP Carl Zeiss optics, allowing each team to identify the message with a breeze, even in low light situations.

Team Green at the Microsoft Authorized Reseller Store attempting the last minute challenge

Station three was a security challenge, where teams were required to find the right Bryan. The catch was that there were actually four similarly dressed individuals, of which one was required to unlock a Surface Pro 4 with Windows Hello – an inherent biometric security feature within Windows 10. Windows Hello successfully identified the right Bryan 100% of the time, across all five teams. Of course, more fun and physical activities ensued in the process.

Team Blue at Avenue K attempting the Windows Hello challenge

The next challenge at Station four, was a game of vocabulary. It required each team to go to a DoGreatThings microsite and with the use of nothing but a digital pen, to solve a crossword puzzle and share their answers via e-mail. The Surface Pro 4’s sensitive 12.3-inch PixelSense display with 3:2 aspect ratio was ideal for comfortable viewing and note-taking, allowing each team to use the digital pen and Surface as if it were the real thing.


Team Grey at Aseana Cafe attempting the annotation challenge

Each team would then have to make their way to Station five (Microsoft Authorized Reseller (MAR) Store at Suria KLCC) for their next challenge. This challenge aimed at replicating real-life working scenarios, with tight deadlines. It required each team to proofread a PowerPoint presentation with the use of the Lumia 950. A cool and nifty Windows 10 feature, called Continuum, allowed each team’s Lumia phone to literally work like a PC. With the use of an additional docking station available at the MAR Store, each team was able to complete their proofreading task in under 15 minutes! Now that’s what you call productivity.

Team Green at the Microsoft Authorized Reseller Store attempting the last minute challenge

At Station six, also known as the Bonus Round, was a test of wits. A levitating Master Yoda was present to guide each team to find a similarity between a picture he was holding, and the Surface Pro 4. After completing the challenge, participants were then told where lunch would be served.

The treasure hunt ended with all teams, albeit exhausted but thoroughly engaged, having lunch with both Michal and Bruce at Tujo Bar-serrie & Grill, where both the team and individual winners were announced. With a full belly, and an enhanced experience with Microsoft’s Surface and Lumia devices, each team left the treasure hunt with an enriched understanding of Windows 10 and greater sense of camaraderie.


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Lumia 950 & 950 XL – The Phone That Works Like Your PC

The Phone That Works Like Your PC. That is the tagline Microsoft is using to promote the new Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphones. They are not only the first smartphones to run on Windows 10 with access to Windows universal apps, they also support Continuum.

Continuum allows you to transform the Lumia 950 and 950 XL into a Windows 10 PC by simply hooking it up to an optional Microsoft Display Dock, and connecting it to a display of any kind – as long as it supports either HDMI or DisplayPort. You can also attach a USB keyboard and mouse to it, or use wireless versions to enjoy a desktop-like experience using the Lumia smartphone.

That is why Continuum is a big deal for Microsoft. That is why they used the tagline – The Phone That Works Like Your PC. Continuum is what allows them to differentiate the Lumia smartphones from the vast bulk of cheap Android smartphones, and flagship devices from Apple, Samsung, etc.


Lumia 950 & 950 XL – The Phone That Works Like Your PC

In this video, Jon French, General Manager of Microsoft MMDS (APAC), talks about how Windows 10 offers seamless productivity from the desktop to the Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphones.

Juha Werkkala, Microsoft APAC’s Head of Product Marketing, will now demonstrate the key features of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphones. He will also show how Continuum turns the Lumia 950 XL into a Windows 10 PC using the Microsoft Display Dock!


A Quick Look At The Lumia 950 & Lumia 950 XL

Here is a short video clip we took of the Lumia 950 smartphone on display at the launch event.

And this is a short video clip we took of the Lumia 950 XL smartphone on display at the launch event.


Microsoft’s Press Release On The Lumia 950 & 950 XL

Combined with stunning HD displays, new PureView cameras with 20 megapixel sensors and triple LED natural flash that shoot 4K video, as well as the latest in processing power, the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL represent the very best in innovation.

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  • The Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL are the first Lumia phones to come pre-loaded with Windows 10 – delivering on our promise of one familiar and consistent experience that transitions seamlessly across Windows devices from key apps like Office built-in to access to all your stuff via OneDrive and the cloud.
  • Both the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL feature Continuum for phones, enhanced by the optional Microsoft Display Dock accessory. This Windows 10 feature allows people to use their phone like a PC by connecting it to a monitor and transforming it for larger-screen entertainment, or adding a keyboard and mouse to work like a PC with Windows 10 apps like Microsoft Office, while simultaneously taking calls or performing other tasks.
  • As the latest premium handsets, these phones boast superior performance. Both devices feature a QuadHD AMOLED display featuring up to 564ppi, which means photos, videos and even simple reading show up well, even in sunlight.
  • And Microsoft’s PureView technology is built into both Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL cameras, boasting a 20MP sensor and triple LED natural flash. The camera captures the perfect image, even in the most challenging conditions, and those photos can be automatically synced across all Windows 10 devices with the Windows Photo app and shared easily with friends and family.
  • To make this all possible, both phones also have the latest-generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors to get these things done faster.

Malaysians who want to pick up either models can do so at the Microsoft Online Store. The first 100 to buy either model will receive a FREE Microsoft Display Dock worth RM 309. Delivery of the new Lumia smartphones will start from the 18th of December 2015 onwards.


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Microsoft Lumia 950 & 950 XL Brings Continuum To Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur – 16th December 2015 – Windows 10 fans will be glad to know that Microsoft is finally bringing Continuum to Malaysia with the launch of the Microsoft Lumia 950 & Lumia 950 XL smartphones yesterday. Microsoft also announced their partnership with DiGi to offer Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL bundles to business professionals in Malaysia.

Starting right now, both the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are available to pre-order on the Microsoft Online Store at the recommended retail price of RM 2,699 and RM 2,999 respectively. The first 100 customers to purchase either devices will receive a FREE Microsoft Display Dock worth RM 309. Delivery of the Lumia 950 & Lumia 950 XL will start from the 18th of December 2015 onwards.


Microsoft Lumia 950 & 950 XL Now Available In Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Dec 15, 2015 — Microsoft Malaysia has officially launched the phone that works like your PC – the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL – at an exclusive event for the media, partners and fans today. These are the newest flagship devices to join the Lumia portfolio and are first to run on Windows 10.

The company also announced their latest partnership with Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) to launch a unique and comprehensive range of phone plans that bundle the two most productive smartphones on the planet – the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL – to business professionals in Malaysia.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL were chosen as they run on Microsoft’s latest operating system – Windows 10 – therefore delivering a familiar and consistent experience that extends across one’s Windows devices, in addition to having a wealth of innovative feature such as Continuum (the ability to turn your phone into a big-screen projector and a big-time productivity tool with the use of a Microsoft Display Dock) and Windows Hello beta (the ability to unlock the device with the use of an iris scanner).

Elaborating on the announced partnership with Digi, Michal Golebiewski, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, Microsoft Malaysia said, “More and more people are now experiencing the new and more personal computing experience through Windows 10. With 110 million devices now running on Microsoft’s operating system, we are creating even more opportunities for Microsoft Lumia to take that innovation to the next level. This partnership with Digi marks the start of an exciting new venture as we build upon the unique experiences that Windows 10 offers for today’s busy business professional.”

Jon French, General Manager, Microsoft Mobile Device Sales (MMDS) Asia Pacific echoed Golebiewski’s sentiments. “We designed Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL for people who want the most productive smartphones running on the most productive operating system,” he said. “Business professionals who want a premium phone that can work like a PC now have the perfect partner for their Windows devices in Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. With full Windows 10 and features like Continuum for phone, it’s easy to do more than ever from your phone whether you’re in the office, at home or on the road. These are the phones that Windows fans and business professionals in Malaysia have been waiting for: powerful, productive, performance-driven, unique and innovative.”


Landmark Digi Partnership

This partnership will see Digi offering the following plans:

Microsoft Lumia 950Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Device PriceFREERM 330
Monthly FeeRM 238RM 238
Internet Quota10 GB10 GB
Local Calls / SMSUnlimited Calls / SMSUnlimited Calls / SMS
ExtrasUnlimited WhatsApp / WeChatUnlimited WhatsApp / WeChat
Contract Tenure24 Months24 Months

In addition, Digi will be also offering a special bundle for the upcoming Microsoft Lumia 550 – the most affordable 4G LTE Microsoft Lumia smartphone. This will be available at the end of December 2015.

“We are confident that by combining the most productive smartphones on the planet with the fastest and widest connectivity coverage in Malaysia, we are empowering every person and every organization to do more and achieve more,” said Loh Keh Jiat, Chief Sales Officer, Digi. “Having the widest 4G LTE footprint, our customers and other business professionals are always connected with Digi. Partnering with Microsoft enables us to enhance our business offering, providing greater value to our customers with a device that’s built on the premise of productivity.”