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Nei-hou Hong Kong for Microsoft Ignite the Tour!

18 Feb 2019 by Becci Velzian

Microsoft Ignite the Tour

Quadrotech is traveling from Sydney to Hong Kong for our next stop on Microsoft Ignite the Tour. Our friendly team will be there ready to discuss our market-leading Office 365 migration, management, and reporting solutions. If you would like to book a meeting then contact us here. Alternatively, you can come and find us to meet one of our famous bulls, have a go on our Quadroslots game or join us for a drink at Happy Hour.

Victoria Peak

If you’re in Hong Kong for Microsoft Ignite the Tour and are unfamiliar with the area, why not see it in all its glory from Victoria Peak?

Victoria Peak is one of Hong Kong’s highest spots making it an iconic viewpoint and tourist must-see; a great opportunity to round-up your team and see something memorable. It’s otherwise known as ‘The Peak’ by locals and is accessible by the ‘Peak Tram’, which has been running for a remarkable 130 years. Once you’re up there you can expect stunning views of the city skyline and impressive buildings, which is a perfect chance to get some panoramic pictures of Hong Kong. There is also a selection of restaurants located in the ‘Peak Tower’ including both traditional and not so traditional, so you won’t go hungry. Wildfire receives some of the best reviews because of unique pizza and pasta dishes which you can enjoy overlooking the spectacular skyscraper-studded view. I would recommend booking a table for you and your team to avoid disappointment as it does get crowded.

If you’re looking to make this trip after the exhibition, it’s only a 7-minute car journey to the Peak Tram.

Microsoft Ignite the Tour Hong Kong

Happy Valley Racecourse

After the event on Wednesday 20th February, then how about head down to the Happy Valley Racecourse for a fun way to blow off steam with your colleagues and have a truly memorable experience. The racecourse has weekly races on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sunday and is worth grabbing a beer from one of the many stands and enjoy the lively atmosphere of the event. It’s definitely a unique experience as you’ll catch locals wearing some questionable headgear whilst dancing to party music. It’s only a 6-minute drive from the Golden Bauhinia Square, so grab a taxi and head down there.

Woolloomooloo Restaurant

If you want somewhere swanky to go after Microsoft Ignite the Tour I would recommend Wan Chai’s Wooloomooloo Steakhouse restaurant which receives a high rating on Google. The restaurant is not just limited to steak and has an extensive menu or dishes from around the world, so it’s a good one for catering to the needs of you and your team. Again, a restaurant in Wan Chai wouldn’t be complete without an outstanding view from the dinner table, so expect another dazzling meal up here and a unique dining experience to remember whilst on your trip.

What you need to know about Hong Kong

Hong Kongers speak either Cantonese or English, so for the many of who are traveling from English-speaking countries, the locals tend to be fluent. If you do however find yourself in a situation where you need to need to use local lingo, here are some useful phrases:

  • Hello: nei-hou (pronounced ley-ho)
  • Thank you, excuse me and please: ng-goi (pronounced mmm-goy)
  • How much?: gei-do-chin
  • Menu: chaan-pai
  • Order please: shei-yei
  • Bill please: Maih-dan/Ng-goi

If you’re wondering what delicious and traditional dishes to order whilst you’re exploring, here are some that will leave you ‘wonton’ more:

  • Roast goose (often this is shared between a few people)
  • Bao Buns
  • Rice noodle rolls
  • Steam chicken rice
  • Wonton dumplings (traditionally filled with meat, shrimp or vegetables)

What to look out for at Microsoft Ignite

Our SVP of Customer Success will be hosting his speaker session “Office 365 – Your Technical Journey” where he will introduce a new set of technical consideration and emerging options as you move your users to the cloud.

During the short presentation, he will look at different ways to migrate your data that minimizes user impact whilst considering complex issues such as shared calendars and delegated right and new capabilities such as Teams and Delve.

Session date: 21st Feb

Session time: 10.35am

And of course, follow the ‘Q’ and look out for our Quadrotech stand where we will be there and eagerly ready to discuss our Office 365 solutions, you can find out more about our market-leading products here.