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AT&T Joins Microsoft Partner Solutions Center


Facility Offers Location for AT&T to Demonstrate Mobility Expertise and Technologies

Dallas, Texas.-AT&T has joined the Microsoft Partner Solutions Center (MPSC) as a vehicle to demonstrate its mobility expertise and technologies to Microsoft Corp. and other enterprise customers.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) announced today that by joining the MPSC, AT&T will be able to develop and demonstrate its solutions in the MPSC briefing centers and will have the ability to provide on-site customer briefings, design sessions, proof of concept engagements and training — all of which can be customized for specific customer needs. Through the unique resources offered by the MPSC, information about AT&T’s wireless services will be available to people around the world.

AT&T’s involvement with the MPSC enables Microsoft’s multiple lines of businesses and customers to test out applications that are being wirelessly enabled over the entire suite of Windows Mobile 6.0 and Windows Mobile 6.1 devices, such as Mobile Device Manager, TeleNav Track, Wi-Fi and simultaneous voice and data using Windows Mobile 6 with tethering.

AT&T also maintains a full-service retail store in the MPSC that allows Microsoft campus employees easy access to the latest Windows Mobile-based phones, accessories and services.

“The Microsoft Partner Solutions Center (MPSC) enables partners like AT&T to showcase their next-generation services while testing these cutting-edge applications in a secure environment,” said David Hayes, Director MPSC. “We have invested in the MPSC to enable tighter integration between our partner’s offerings and Microsoft software plus services so we’re excited about this opportunity for AT&T to collaborate with various entities within Microsoft as well as with our partners and customers.”

“The Microsoft Partner Solutions Center is a facility where we can work closely with Microsoft to demonstrate our innovative wireless services and solutions portfolio to enterprise customers,” said Carolyn Billings, director-Product Marketing Management, AT&T. “In addition, our sales teams can work with Microsoft to provide customers with detailed information on what our services provide.”

The MPSC is a 21,000-square-foot facility located in building 25 on the Redmond, Wash., campus of Microsoft and features state-of-the-art scalable Hyper-V technology laboratories, partner showcase labs, an executive technology briefing room and partner offices for building, testing and designing superior network solutions that focus on delivering greater availability to revenue-centric, network-based applications and services. The center is designed to engage customers through executive briefings, technology demonstrations, architectural design sessions, proof-of-concepts, training sessions and custom engagements.


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