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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Microsoft hosts Nigerian IT bloggers in Lagos

Microsoft Nigeria recently hosted its first Blogger’s Brunch in Lagos for Information Technology (IT) savvy Bloggers.

The Blogger’s Brunch is a quarterly forum for IT savvy blogger’s organized by Microsoft Anglophone West Africa.

Public Relations and Communications Lead, Microsoft Nigeria, Ngozi Ife Anene, said the need for an interactive social media forum has become necessary in recent years with the increasingly popular growth of social networking including blog posts, sharing of videos, pictures and information.

This, she said, has been evidenced by the rapid growth and global popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook, and video sharing sites like YouTube.

She also said the Blogger’s Brunch, was specifically tailored and designed by Microsoft as an interactive forum to enable Nigerian Bloggers, who are IT savvy and social media enthusiasts share concepts, tools and experiences on blogging in the country.

“Social media uses web-based technologies to turn communications into interactive dialogues. As technology leaders, Microsoft recognizes blogging as major medium for web-based communications and this is one way of bringing the major players together,” she said.

On his part, Technical Account Manager Microsoft Anglophone West Africa, Mr. Wale Olokodana, gave a presentation on Windows 7 and the recently released Internet Explorer 9.

“Internet Explorer 9 is designed to be the most trusted browser because it has a robust set of built-in security, privacy, and reliability technologies that keep users safer online”, he said.

He said Internet Explorer 9 takes advantage of the power of modern PC hardware to improve all-around Web browsing performance and integrates with Windows 7 to deliver a clean visual experience and an increased viewing area, allowing sites to shine.

He also said that the browser controls are reduced and presented in a way that allows users to see their web content first and foremost, adding that IE9 can be downloaded for free from the internet.

In his presentation, the Product Manager Windows Live Microsoft Redmond USA, Amuche Okeke, gave a detailed presentation on Windows Live with features such as Photo Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Writer, an application which makes writing and blogging less tasking.

Executive Director Paradigm Initiative Nigeria and a renowned blogger, Gbenga Sesan said, “I am so pleased to be part of this initiative from Microsoft. Windows IE9 and the features in Windows Live mean working more efficiently on my blog posts. There are so many great features and applications to work with.”

Also in attendance were Deolu Akinyemi, Loy Okezie and Tim Akano among others.

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1 comment:

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