Microsoft hosts second ‘Device Day’ in Sri Lanka | Sunday Observer

Microsoft hosts second ‘Device Day’ in Sri Lanka

Microsoft recently held its second ‘Device Day’ at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo.

The event - which featured keynote speakers, live demonstrations, and a device booth - showcased next-generation devices, cyber security features and productivity tools built for the Windows 10 platform, to an audience of corporate leaders and prospective partners.












OEM Director for Southeast Asia New Markets, Pubudu Basnayake.

General Manager of Southeast Asia New Markets at Microsoft Asia Pacific, Michelle Simmons said, “We now live in a world dominated by mobility and cloud computing. The use of mobile phones, tablets, desktops and laptops has seen tremendous growth in Sri Lanka’s consumer and corporate markets.”

In Sri Lanka, the demand for Internet of Things (IoT) — or connected devices— nearly quadrupled in 2017, with market analysis from Microsoft forecasting shipments of up to 323,000 consumer and 134,000 commercial devices. The demand for 2-in-1 detachable laptops and ultra slim notebooks grew by 468% and 44%, respectively.

OEM Director for Southeast Asia New Markets, Pubudu Basnayake said, “Helping people achieve more from their devices is what drives us forward.

Our latest platform, Windows 10, runs across multiple product families with a nearly identical framework —‌ including PCs, tablets, smartphones, Xbox One, Surface Hub and mixed reality.”

Shanaz Sheriff, Head of Sales and Corporate Accounts for hSenid, a Microsoft partner, said, “Recently, we developed a kiosk application to include the country’s three core languages.

An application that allows employees to access and manage all their HR related activities on any Windows 10 powered device.”