Microsoft calls Clayton campus home
Microsoft has chosen the Clayton campus as the home of its Tech Lounge - the first of its kind in Victoria.
The Tech Lounge, in the campus centre’s old Cellar Room, officially launched this morning, with speeches from Professor David Abramson, Director of the eEducation Centre, and Emilio Parente of Microsoft's Melbourne Education Team.
Microsoft has supplied the lounge – designed as a funky common room – with computer hardware and software, and sponsored the design and fit-out of the space.
Featured hardware includes two Xbox 360s with Kinect, a surface device, 17 laptops and three desktop computers.
The Tech Lounge is a partnership between Microsoft and Monash divisions: eEducation Centre, eSolutions, and Facilities and Services.
Paul Randazzo, Education Audience Marketing Manager for Microsoft Australia said they hoped the lounge would add value and excitement to the student experience at Monash University.
“Built and designed with students in mind, the Tech Lounge is an experiential space that provides students with a place to study, play, socialise and interact with the latest Microsoft technologies," Mr Randazzo said.
The Tech Lounge will be open on weekdays from 8am-6pm.
Monash staff are welcome to use the space.
The Monash Tech Lounge is one of four lounges at universities across Australia.