AVEVA announced that it has formed an alliance with Microsoft to further the development of its "Future of Plant Design" initiative, providing new funding and technical resources to accelerate the delivery of a tablet application supporting the new solutions announced earlier this year by AVEVA. Built on Windows Azure technology, the mobile tablet application will operate on Windows 8 devices and provide interactive access to AVEVA 3D design models used by the process plant, power and marine industries.
"AVEVA has a vision for the application of new technology that provides customers with innovative and compelling products," said Dave Wheeldon, CTO and head of engineering and design systems at AVEVA. "The relationship with Microsoft enables us to deliver a solution that embraces Microsoft's cloud computing vision and which will give our customers even greater control and visibility of their design model. This technology will help improve design productivity, allow more informed decisions and deliver fast and high-quality projects. As part of this activity, we will be working with our customers to identify mobile capabilities to add maximum value to their business."
In addition to the mobile element, the partnership will provide assist in the development of a path to cloud offerings via the Windows Azure platform.
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