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On Thursday, we celebrated the opening of a new Microsoft Technology Center in Los Angeles with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring local officials, non-profit partners and area customers.
Located in the “Silicon Beach” area of L.A., our newest MTC is a 21,000-square foot state-of-the art office with the latest in Microsoft consumer and business technologies on display. L.A.-based customers and partners visiting the MTC will experience how our collaboration technologies enable them to seamlessly connect with colleagues all over the world via high-definition audio and video.
They can also play with the latest in mobile devices such as Surface and the Nokia Lumia 1020 with Windows Phone 8 and immerse themselves in the latest in large, touchscreen displays. With this new MTC, our customers and partners will see our innovation come to life.
Guests at today’s opening included Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, State Senator Ted Lieu, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), City Councilman Mike Bonin, Gary Toebben from the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and actress Holly Robinson Peete of the HollyRod Foundation.
Other groups attending included the Los Angeles Unified School District Parent Centers, Los Angeles Partnership Schools, L.A. Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, City Year, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Goodwill, Magic Johnson Foundation, Brotherhood Crusade and HOPE. In the photo above are Congresswoman Waters; State Sen. Lieu; Mark Koregay, district general manager, enterprise and partner group, Southern California; Councilman Bonin, Celeste Alleyne, director, citizenship and public affairs, West Region, Microsoft; Peete; Toebben; Gail Thomas, vice president, U.S. State and local government at Microsoft.
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