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Microsoft, Partners Open Technology Lab

Microsoft Corp., along with technology partners led by Dell Computer Corp., today opened its second technology center in Austin. The Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) – Austin combines a team of consultants, a powerful development environment, and a group of technology partners headed by Dell.

The MTC – Austin is a 12,000-square foot development environment with individual labs that feature a hardware-rich setting configured to match each customer’s deployment environment. Incorporating tools from Microsoft, Dell, and other industry partners, customers can engage in a variety of service offerings, including scalability and testing, transaction cost analysis, security assessments, and hardware and software compatibility.

Dell joins Microsoft to power the MTC – Austin with extensive computing resources, including several high-end PowerEdge servers, PowerApp Web appliance servers, PowerVault storage systems, and Precision workstations.

Joining forces with Microsoft and Dell to provide a range of tools and services for the MTC are APC Corp., BMC Software, CyberSource, EMC Corp., Epicenter Inc., FG SQUARED, Giganet Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., Intel Corp., Interwoven Inc., Rainbow Technologies, and Symantec Corp. – Isaac Slepner

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