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Gates said the tie-in with Austin-based Dell Computer Corporation starts with the two companies' efforts to change the traditional way work is accomplished by employing a paperless and efficient work environment. For example, Microsoft is working with Dell to develop new technologies for end-to-end direct business that leverage the Internet's abilities. This includes an online IT desk enabling users to quickly fix problems rather than calling a technician.
Gates also informed the audience that Microsoft's next move is to help revolutionize the workplace by creating software that works anyplace and on any device.