Microsoft will soon be unveiling its third research and development (R&D) centre in India, at Noida. The Centre will create thousands of job opportunities for the engineering talent in the country, who will be able to do a lot of meaningful work and help create innovative solutions that will have significant impact on the world.
This India Development Centre (IDC) will be similar to the ones in Bangalore and Hyderabad, and is expected to expand as much. It will see the Company’s engineering teams from across groups — such as artificial intelligence (AI) and research, cloud and enterprise, and experience and devices — working together.
According to Rajiv Kumar, managing director, Microsoft India Research & Development Centre, this new centre will take the IDC closer to its goal of becoming “a world class development centre and also a source of innovation for the next billion users.”
At the IDC-NCR, Microsoft will also introduce Mixer — its live-streaming gaming platform team— to India so that it becomes the first centre outside Redmond, US, to host the team.
Microsoft’s first IDC in India was set up in Hyderabad, way back in 1998. It is one of its largest R&D centres outside the Redmond headquarters.
Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft is expected to visit the country very soon. He will reportedly be addressing clients, young achievers, students, developers and entrepreneurs.