Today’s virtual launch event, hosted on Microsoft SharePoint 2010, is happening concurrently in more than 60 countries and in 26 different languages.
More than 500,000 people are expected to participate in virtual launch of Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010, built on SharePoint 2010, which provided a cost-effective platform for delivering rich social networking and other features. To help celebrate the availability of new products, Microsoft is throwing its largest ever simultaneous worldwide launch. In addition to on-site activities at dozens of company’s subsidiaries, launch will be accessible live and on-demand through new virtual launch platform built on SharePoint 2010. “It’s an extremely important milestone for these products, and today’s launch will help amplify the moment and get as many people as possible participating and talking about them,” says Carol Matthews, who headed the cross-group team that built the virtual event and its content. “Without SharePoint 2010, we couldn’t have afforded to do this launch at this scale.” Matthews says integration with Visual Basic and other new features in SharePoint 2010 made development faster and more efficient.