AT&T Joins Microsoft Partner Solutions Center

2008-07-15 08:30:00

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

                                Technologies



    DALLAS, July 15 /EMWPresswire-FirstCall/ -- 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.



    For more information on AT&T's wireless services, please visit

http://www.business.att.com/enterprise/exchange_category/Topic/mobility/



    About AT&T



    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its

subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of

AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their

offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications

services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and

voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory

publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and

YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators

in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen

integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. In

2008, AT&T again ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired

Telecommunications Company list and No. 1 on America's Most Admired

Telecommunications Company list. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and

the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is

available at http://www.att.com.



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