Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled its new technology centre in the heart of the Sydney CBD, showcasing tech giant’s cloud and AI offerings.
The centre features Microsoft's technology ecosystem as well as 30 partner solutions, targeting both enterprise and government clients.
The centre's "mixed-reality" showcase, where Microsoft combines augmented reality with real-world applications through its HoloLens headsets.
These tables showcased Microsoft's accessibility solutions, like using eye movements and voice commands as cursors to navigate Windows.
Microsoft staff demoing Azure Sphere, the software solution used to build highly secure microcontroller devices.
The MTC showcases a number of industry-specific solutions built by Microsoft reference customers. Pictured is a healthcare solution developed for CAE Healthcare.
This room is dubbed the "envisioning theatre", with three Surface Hubs acting as the first port of call for customers looking to engage with the MTC.
The "innovation factory", showcasing recent Microsoft hardware, including a Kinect, an Azure Sphere controller, audio products, and even a working Xbox hooked up to a steering wheel running Forza.
The MTC's social hub, complete with a kitchen and an Azure-powered espresso machine.
One of the centre's conference rooms.
Microsoft Australia managing director Steven Worrall (right) led the centre's launch, along with DXC Technology MD Seelan Nayagam (centre) and NSW government CIO Greg Wells (left).
The dedicated team running the MTC. From left: Leon Smith, Paul Kristensen, Tyrone Theodorides, Katharine Clement and Gary Buckmaster.