Microsoft will officially open the doors on its new development center in Vancouver, British Columbia today. The new office is designed to hold 750 employees. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to take part in the opening ceremonies.
Microsoft has had offices in Vancouver for several years. Indeed, the city is the home of The Coalition, the in-house gaming development team that's currently working on Gears of War 4 for the Xbox One. However, Microsoft has other team members that work on Skype, OneNote HoloLens and other products in the area as well.
With the opening of the new development center, all of Microsoft's employees in Vancouver will be in one location for the first time. In a chat with GeekWire about the opening, Microsoft President Brad Smith said he hops the Vancouver office will spark a trend:
"We want to also start talking about and really investing in this region not just as a single city or one important country but as a corridor that actually connects two big important cities and two countries," Smith said.
Overwatch vs. Overwatch 2: What are the differences?
Overwatch 2 is on the horizon, but something a lot of people don't know yet is what you get with it that you don't (or won't) get from the original Overwatch game. Here's our guide to the differences between what you get with Overwatch and Overwatch 2.
These great Thunderbolt 3 docks turn your laptop into a desktop
Looking to make the most of your super-fast Thunderbolt 3 connection? The CalDigit TS3 Plus is our top pick thanks to plenty of ports and solid construction, but there are a bunch of other options that might better suit your needs.
Windows 10 build 19569 hits Fast ring with new icons, more
Windows Insiders in the Fast ring have a new preview build to check out today. The latest release puts the build number at 19569, and it comes alongside new icons and general changes and improvements.
These are the best PC cases available for less $100
Looking to build a breathtaking new PC without blowing your budget on a case? We've got you covered with this selection of sub-$100 offerings.