(L-R) Gwendolyn Mak, Retail Channel Sales Lead, Microsoft Malaysia with Winson Wong, General Manager, CG Computers Sdn Bhd

Switch joins Microsoft Electronic Software Delivery Network


Switch, Malaysia’s Apple Authorized Premium Reseller has become the first retailer in Malaysia to leverage on Microsoft’s Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) system. ESD is a digital delivery of a product key directly to consumers and small businesses via reseller, retailer and e-tailer partners.

Since 1995, Switch has been sharing its love of Apple products, but Macs are not all that the company carries. The company has more than 30 retail outlets and 11 Apple Service Providers located throughout Malaysia an also sells Microsoft software. Traditionally, this has been done through box sets, but now Switch enabled ESD as the latest milestone in its journey towards offering the best to their customers.

The Microsoft ESD system is not just for Apple product users, but for anyone who wish to purchase a genuine Microsoft software. This means that even if you’re looking for a Windows version of any Microsoft software, you can walk in to Switch and instantly get a product key. Best of all, thanks to ESD, Switch will never have stock shortage for genuine Microsoft products as the keys are generated upon-demand.

Products purchased through ESD system have all the benefits of box products and come with no physical media. All the content is available via direct download and product licenses can be moved to new PCs or Macs immediately.

Microsoft products available now, nationwide through Switch are the Windows 10 (Home and Pro), Office 365 (Home and Personal), Office 2016 (Home & Student, Home & Business), Office 2016 for Mac (Home & Student, Home & Business), Project 2016 (Standard and Professional), Visio 2016 (Standard & Professional) and Office Professional 2016 (Only available through ESD).

As the ESD system is still new to Malaysia, it is important to note that as of now, Switch is the only retailer in the country selling product keys delivered through ESD.

Microsoft does not otherwise distribute products keys as standalone products. Non-genuine keys may not work for activation, or even if they work may still be blocked later if they are reported as stolen.

The Microsoft ESD system Switch uses is provided by Innovix Distribution Sdn. Bhd. via the Innovix Marketplace.

Microsoft provides license activation and installation assistance to business, home and personal customers though its domestic toll-free hotline number 1800 81 8798 or online at https://support.microsoft.com/en-my

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