Microsoft’s On the Whiteboard” video series is beginning to show us how terrifying the Redmond campus actually is. Last week our host, Pamela Woon, took us on a tour to a place where no one can hear you scream. This week we are touring a building that is described by Surface team member, Ben Reed, as “a medieval dungeon where each room has a device that is a torture chamber.”

The top secret Microsoft Reliability Lab has no windows, no markings, and our host can’t even tell us where it is located – but, we can step inside for a quick tour.

The lab tests hundreds and hundreds of various units under stressful conditions to find their breaking points. The facility has over thirty different torture scenarios to run on hardware including environment tests, mechanical tests, and life tests.

Whether these hardware geeks are dropping units, cooking eggs on them, or using them for bowling pins (seriously, check out the video), we can be reassured that our Microsoft products stand up to the test of time.

Check out the video above and let us know what you think!

Source: The Fire House