Steelcase and Microsoft are joining forces to develop new modern workplaces by integrating the Surface devices into the architecture of Steelcase.
The companies unveiled five new "Creative Spaces" designed to help people better harness their own creative potential, transfer their creativity into their work and improve how they collaborate with their teams. Creative Spaces optimize people's interactions with both their teammates and Surface devices, unleashing the capabilities of Windows 10 and Office 365.
"This is not simply about creating new desks, chairs or conference rooms. This is about two committed partners coming together to reimagine what the workplace of the future will look like, paying close attention to the constantly evolving rhythm of people's days, and creating physical spaces to help individuals and teams optimize their creative potential," Microsoft said.
Steelcase will showcase Creative Spaces in 10 of their WorkLife Centers worldwide including, New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Munich and London, with additional international markets to come.
In the coming months, Steelcase will announce new technology-enabled workplace solutions built on Microsoft Azure IoT technology. These solutions will provide companies with analytics that improve workplaces and solutions.