Microsoft's engineers’ve always liked to keep their servers for testing and building software close at hand, in the buildings where they work. But the company has begun to change that practice – opening a new facility eight miles from its main campus where it plans to shift much of that computing workload. The building opened in July, and the final phase’s slated to be completed next year. Microsoft opened the facility dubbed “Redmond Ridge 1” to a small group of reporters; but didn't allow photos or video, citing security concerns.
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