Posted by Jeff Meisner
Senior Manager, Corporate Blogs

Today, a new Microsoft Technology Center opened in Detroit.

Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) are collaborative environments that provide access to innovative technologies and world-class expertise. Microsoft also has MTCs in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York and Silicon Valley, among other cities in the U.S., as well as international MTCs in cities such as Tokyo, Moscow, Paris and Taipei.

In addition, Detroit was recently named a top “cloud friendly” U.S. city in a recent survey sponsored by Microsoft, citing the opportunities for new lines of business, more need for IT services and potential job growth. Microsoft released the results of the study after interviewing more than 2,000 IT decision-makers in 10 U.S. cities.

Below are a few pictures from the Detroit MTC’s launch:

(L to R): Microsoft’s Drew Costakis, director, Microsoft Technology Center, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Microsoft’s John Fikany, vice president and general manager and Chrysler Group’s Scott Sandschafer, vice president and chief information officer, participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony, officially opening Microsoft’s Technology Center in Southfield, Mich., on Feb. 1, 2011.

(L to R): Microsoft’s John Fikany, vice president and general manager, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Chrysler Group’s Scott Sandschafer, vice president and chief information officer, enjoy the Kinect demo during the official opening of Microsoft’s Technology Center in Southfield, Mich., on Feb. 1, 2011.

Drew Costakis, director, Microsoft Technology Center (left) and Microsoft’s John Fikany, vice president and general manager (right) show Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (center) the Microsoft Technology Center’s “Envisioning Center,” as part of the company’s official opening in Southfield, Mich., on Feb. 1, 2011.