Anthony Salcito, Vice President - Worldwide Education at Microsoft, launched Windows 8 in education through a 24 hour Skype-a-thon. The first of the 24 Skype Calls in 24 time-zones around the world was held at Botany Downs Secondary College here in Auckland.

Evan Blackman, Microsoft New Zealand’s Education Sector Manager took the 300 students and teachers through a Windows 8 introduction and demonstration, followed by a Windows 8 Skype call with Anthony Salcito himself.  The students then had the opportunity to ask any questions they had around the state-of-the-art, touch-enabled software which Anthony took the time to answer.

New Zealand was the first country in the world to launch the latest Windows 8 operating system. The reimagined software is now available for  consumers, schools and businesses worldwide to experience all that Windows 8 has to offer – a beautiful new user interface, a wide range of apps (both local and international) with the opening of the Windows Store, all available on more than 1,000 Windows 8 certified PCs and tablets.

Check out the fullmedia release for details on the latest Windows 8 Operating System.

Follow Anthony and his team along their 24 hours Skype-a-thon journey #Microsofteducation