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Staples Canada Makes Upgrading to Windows 8 Affordable and Easy

Monday, October 15, 2012

Staples Canada Makes Upgrading to Windows 8 Affordable and Easy09:00 EDT Monday, October 15, 2012TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Staples, the world's largest office products company and second largest internet retailer, today announced plans to make upgrading to Windows 8 affordable and easy, with the exclusive '8 Was Easy' program.Starting October 15, customers can pre-order the latest computers and tablets optimized for Microsoft Windows 8 at Staples stores. The '8 Was Easy' program includes a pre-launch offer, support from certified tech associates, EasyTech service offers, and exclusive vlogs to help customers learn about the operating system."Staples has the latest technology to meet all of our customer needs," said Mark Shanahan, senior technology merchant. "Windows 8 is a new and innovative product. Our EasyTech associates have Microsoft certified Windows 8 training to address customer questions, and support operating system upgrades. Our TechTV vlogs are also a great way to learn about the new Windows 8 platform."Staples Canada has expanded in-store technology areas to feature interactive displays on a broad selection of new products touch-optimized for Windows 8. The retailer will also carry the latest touch-enabled devices, such as:HP Envy TouchSmart UltrabookAcer Aspire V5 Touch Notebook8 Was Easy Pre-Launch OfferThe Windows 8 pre-launch offer includes ultra setup service, Norton 360 Everywhere Protection and Security, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010, and Windows 8 training - a value of $277 for only $48.Get Help From Our Tech ExpertCustomers can better understand Windows 8 through a series of vlogs with technology host Mike Agerbo on Staples TechTV. The four videos take customers through various features and tips of the operating system.1)     Windows 8 Features 2)     Navigation Tips3)     Device Connectivity4)     Migration TipsMike Agerbo, Staples tech expert will be available for interviews about Windows 8 and Staples. Please contact Valerie Outmezguine for more information.About Staples CanadaStaples, Canada's largest office products company is committed to providing Canadians with a wide choice of office services and products. Serving all types of business - from the small home office to large enterprise - Staples makes it easy for customers to operate their offices efficiently and affordably by offering an extensive selection of office supplies, technology, electronics and office furniture as well as business services, including computer repair and maintenance, and copy and print services. Operating as Bureau en GrosMC in the province of Quebec and Staples Canada in all other provinces, the company employs over 15,000 associates at 330+ stores and at their head office in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Ranked as one of Canada's top ten Canadian companies in Marketing Magazine's Marketing/Leger 2011 Corporate Reputation Survey, Staples/Bureau en Gros is dedicated to offering customers the highest level of service, whether they choose to shop in-store, by catalogue or online. Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros also is invested in a number of corporate giving programs that actively support environmental, educational and entrepreneurial initiatives in Canadian communities from coast to coast. Visit for more information, or visit us on Facebook and Twitter.Video with caption: "Video: Technology host Mike Agerbo shares Windows 8 features and tips on Staples TechTV. ". Video available at: Staples Canada Inc.For further information: Valerie Outmezguine, Public Relations Specialist, Staples Canada 905.737.1147 x 2426 /