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Microsoft opens R&D center in Noida, its third in India

The center will be home to Microsoft’s engineering teams across various technology groups, including A) & Research Group, Cloud & Enterprise Group, and Experience & Devices Group, along with Core Services Engineering and Operations. It will also house Mixer, Microsoft’s live streaming gaming platform team, becoming the first center to host the gaming team outside the company headquarters in Redmond.

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Last Updated: Feb 17, 2020, 12.31 PM IST
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NEW DELHI: Microsoft is expanding its footprint in India with a new engineering hub in the National Capital Region. The India Development Center in the Noida will be Microsoft’s third center in the country after Bengaluru and Hyderabad and will build on its commitment to tapping India’s engineering talent to create solutions for global impact.

Kurt DelBene, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Core Services Engineering and Operations, and the Chairman of the IDC Advisory Board, said, “We have built a strong engineering presence in India over the past two decades and we are excited to be expanding to Noida. This represents a critical expansion of our ability to attract world-class technology talent.”

The center will be home to Microsoft’s engineering teams across various technology groups, including Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Research Group, Cloud & Enterprise Group, and Experience & Devices Group, along with Core Services Engineering and Operations. It will also house Mixer, Microsoft’s live streaming gaming platform team, becoming the first center to host the gaming team outside the company headquarters in Redmond.

Rajiv Kumar, Managing Director, Microsoft India Research & Development Pvt. Ltd., said, “The launch of the new IDC center in NCR is a step towards realizing IDC’s vision to be a world class development center and source of innovation for the next billion users. This creates opportunities for engineers to do meaningful work that will have impact across the world. We are excited to tap into the engineering talent available in this part of the country to create a truly pioneering organization that will build innovative solutions for global impact.”

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