NCET Tech Wednesday – Microsoft Reno – September 9th

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Microsoft Reno
September 9, 2015
5:30 – 6:00 pm Networking / 6:00 – 7:30 pm Program

Microsoft Reno LogoPeering through the ‘Windows’; Behind the Scenes at Microsoft Reno

While many new tech companies are popping up in northern Nevada, a few longtime veterans are continuing to thrive.

Microsoft has been in Reno for 18 years, and this location is one of only three operations center in the world the corporation. The Microsoft team based primarily in Reno is responsible for operations in North and Latin America.

Microsoft has been in Reno for 18 years, and this location is one of only three operations center in the world the corporation. The Microsoft team based primarily in Reno is responsible for operations in North and Latin America.

Case in point: Microsoft Reno has more than 500 team members working locally and around the world in support of the fulfillment and revenue processing operations of the company’s $80+billion business.

“As the first major technology company to establish itself in the region, we’ve been committed to Nevada now for 18 years,” Kerri Garcia, community relations manager, said of Microsoft Reno.

Reno is one of only three operations center in the world for Microsoft Corporation.

The Reno-based Microsoft has more than 500 team members working locally and around the world, all of whom are responsible for supporting the fulfillment and revenue processing operations of the company’s $80+billion business.

The Reno-based Microsoft has more than 500 team members working locally and around the world, all of whom are responsible for supporting the fulfillment and revenue processing operations of the company’s $80+billion business.

The Microsoft team based primarily in Reno is responsible for operations in North and Latin America.

“We help large enterprises, government agencies, academic institutions and small businesses purchase and activate Microsoft products such as Windows, Office 365 and Azure,” Garcia said. “We also operationally support additional products like Xbox, BING, Dynamics CRM and latterly our Surface tablet.”

Most recently, efforts have centered on the launch of its new operating system,

Microsoft recently teamed up with IQ Technology give local charities "IT Makeovers," like Compassion Community Clinic, which provides free dental care for low-income people who don't have insurance. They say it will allow them to upgrade some very old computers and keep their patient data secure.

Microsoft recently teamed up with IQ Technology give local charities “IT Makeovers,” like Compassion Community Clinic, which provides free dental care for low-income people who don’t have insurance. They say it will allow them to upgrade some very old computers and keep their patient data secure.

Windows 10, which debuted in July across 190 countries.

Tech Wednesday will offer a demonstration and showcase of Microsoft’s Surface, Office 365 and new operating system, Windows 10.

Visitors will also learn about a corporate culture that embraces philanthropy, including more than 25 signature outreach programs and events serving to highlight the benefits of information technology, its ability to empower youth through education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

“Giving is engrained in our culture and employees will tell you, it’s one of the most rewarding — not to mention fun — aspects of our jobs,” Garcia said.

Microsoft Reno is online at www.microsoft.com/en-us/reno/

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September 9, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30

• $15 – NCET members
• $25 – non-members
• $10 – Children under 18 accompanied by parent or adult guardian

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Microsoft Reno
6840 Sierra Center Parkway
Building C
Reno, NV 89511 (map)

The fine print:

• We encourage you to pay in advance as there’s a $10 service charge if you pay at the door.
• No-shows will be charged the full amount of the reservation unless cancelled at least 48 hours before the event.

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