Microsoft making Windows 7 more accessible for families

Microsoft Australia has just announced it will be offering its Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade in a limited pilot for families. The offer will allow users to get three licenses of the new operating system for only $249.

Jeff Putt, Windows consumer lead, Microsoft Australia, commented on the new offer for families.

“We listened to the feedback from our customers and we are very pleased to announce that we are piloting Family Pack in Australia as part of our Christmas offers,” he said.

“Windows 7 makes it easier for people to do the things they want on their PC, so we’re excited to make it even easier for our customers to upgrade their PCs at home to Windows 7 by providing this fantastic offer.”

The Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack will be available at a host of retailers including: Betta Electrical, Bing Lee, David Jones, Dick Smith, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Myer, OfficeWorks, Retravision, The Good Guys and WOW Sight and Sound.

Glenn O’Neil, head of buying and marketing at Dick Smith Australia and New Zealand, was confident consumers will respond strongly to this offer.

“Family Pack offers a new level of value and we’re delighted to be part of the limited pilot – we feel our customers will respond well to the offer,” O’Neil said.

“Because Family Pack lets you upgrade three home PCs to Windows 7 Home Premium, customers will be able to unlock the easier networking features of Windows 7 and move the family to the latest Microsoft technology, while also getting a great deal.”

Microsoft has also announced a limited offer for consumers who have already made the switch and purchased three licenses of Windows 7 before 30 November 2009. These customers will be eligible for three complimentary Wireless Comfort Desktops, which feature a wireless keyboard and mouse set.

To check if you are eligible for the offer, customers can ring Microsoft Customer Service on 13 20 58.

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