The world's largest software maker,
), has opened its new Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Canada
in a bid to convince its business customers to embrace its
products, including cloud computing.
MTCs are collaborative environments to provide customers with
access to innovative technologies that solve complex business
problems, reduce deployment times and associated costs. It
includes recommending partner technologies that extend and
augment Microsoft products.
Located in Mississauga, the new $20 million dollar facility
features the latest phones and tablets as well as other Microsoft
solutions like Xbox and Kinect. The facility has been funded by
Microsoft Canada and its technology partners.
The new Canadian MTC has the ability to provide advanced
solutions such as hardware integration and software
configuration, together with partner expertise. These
technologically superior services will offer Canadian businesses
access to innovative solutions and superior technology.
The idea behind the development center is that it will be a
sort of test facility for customers to view, discuss and try
different Microsoft technologies before implementing them for
their own businesses. Infact, it will provide resources for
corporate clients looking to use Microsoft services to solve
various IT problems.
Microsoft's decision to develop its technology centre in
Canada shows the company's commitment and determination to
provide advanced technology integration services to its customer
bases across the globe. With this venture, Microsoft now has 31
technology centers in the world, with 12 in the United States and
For quite some time, Microsoft has been investing in
technology infrastructure to support rapid growth. The company
plans to expand MTCs internationally, in places where it already
has district offices and a robust enterprise customer
Microsoft remains one of the best positioned software vendors,
given the wide range of its products, emerging markets strength,
continued technology deployment at data centers and growth in
cloud computing. The company delivered better-than-expected
second quarter results with non-GAAP earnings up sequentially.
New products across segments, strength in the cloud computing
segment and share gains in search combined to generate
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