$20-million Microsoft Technology Centre will support Canadian companies
and inspire innovative business solutions
TORONTO, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Microsoft Canada today announced the
opening of its new Microsoft Technology Centre (MTC), a highly
collaborative, world-class facility in Mississauga that will give
Canadian businesses access to cutting-edge technologies and
industry-leading expertise. The aim of the centre is to enable
businesses to envision, design and deploy innovative solutions that
will better meet their needs and goals.
"The Microsoft Technology Centre will have a huge impact as a Canadian
innovation hub, reimagining what's possible in Canadian business and
helping to drive this country's economy forward," says Staci Trackey
Meagher, Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft
Canada. "Despite the global economic uncertainty in recent years,
Microsoft Corporation has continued to steadily increase its R&D
investments, and this new $20-million facility is just the latest
example of our long-standing commitment to make Canadian businesses
worldwide leaders in technology."
The MTC will help Canadian enterprises gain maximum value from Microsoft
and partner technology solutions by offering them a complete collection
of resources in one place - software, hardware and services, as well as
partner expertise. Customers will collaboratively build innovative
solutions to meet a specific business need or challenge.
"Having access to the MTC gave us the resources necessary to performance
test our solutions and validate the robustness of our technology," says
Warren Perlman, VP Hosting, IT & Performance, Ceridian. "The experience
enabled us to prove the scalability of our platform and build our award
winning Dayforce Human Capital Solution that now has more than 1,000
clients across North America."
Based in Microsoft Canada's Mississauga headquarters, the new MTC is the
31st in the world, with 12 centres in the United States and 18
internationally. Designed to help businesses tap into the expertise and
training that Microsoft has to offer, the new $20 million dollar
facility was funded in joint sponsorship by Microsoft Canada and
"The centre will allow Canadian enterprises to better compete by
unleashing the power of Microsoft's products and technology partners'
solutions in their own businesses," says Ross Mistry, Microsoft
Canada's National Director, Microsoft Technology Centres at Microsoft
Canada. "With Windows 8, Windows Phone, Surface and the variety of
on-premise and cloud based offerings, Canadian businesses can build
tailored applications and solutions which will move these businesses
Microsoft is committed to opening Microsoft Technology Centres in major
markets where it has district offices and a robust enterprise customer
community. The MTC has a tremendous collection of resources available
to customers exploring Microsoft and partner technology solutions.
Customers interested in taking advantage of these resources can request
an engagement designed to fit specific business needs.
Visit the Microsoft Technology Centre website for more information about
the MTCs around the world, MTC offerings and resources.
ABOUT MICROSOFT CANADA
Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of
Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq "MSFT") the worldwide leader in software,
services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their
full potential. Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales, marketing,
consulting and local support services in both French and English.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has nine regional
offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great
software - any time, any place and on any device. For more information
on Microsoft Canada, please visit www.microsoft.ca.
Image with caption: "Microsoft's first Canadian technology centre opens its doors in Mississauga giving Canadian businesses access to cutting-edge technologies and industry-leading expertise. (CNW Group/Microsoft Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130612_C7377_PHOTO_EN_27903.jpg
Image with caption: "Canada's latest innovation hub will allow businesses to tap into the expertise and training that Microsoft has to offer. (CNW Group/Microsoft Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130612_C7377_PHOTO_EN_27904.jpg
Image with caption: "With the help of the Microsoft Technology Centre, Canadian businesses will be able to envision, design and deploy innovative solutions that will better meet their needs and goals. (CNW Group/Microsoft Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130612_C7377_PHOTO_EN_27905.jpg
SOURCE: Microsoft Canada Inc.
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