Microsoft launches new engineering and innovation hub in Noida
Parul February 19, 2020
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As per reports Microsoft announced the launch of its third India Development Centre (IDC) in Noida, after opening two such premier engineering and innovation hubs in the cities of Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
As per the company’s official statement, the IDC-NCR will open opportunities for thousands of engineers with plans to expand to a full-fledged development centre similar to the other two facilities.
Kurt DelBene, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Core Services Engineering and Operations, and the Chairman of the IDC Advisory Board quoted, “We have built a strong engineering presence in India over the past two decades and we are excited to be expanding to Noida. Our deep commitment to the region will help us further Microsoft’s mission to empower every individual and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”
According to reports, the IDC-NCR will be home to Microsoft’s engineering teams across various technology groups, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and research group, Cloud and enterprise group and experience and devices Group, along with core services engineering and operations.
In fact, it will also house “Mixer”, Microsoft’s live-streaming gaming platform team, thus becoming the first centre to host the gaming team outside the company headquarters in Redmond, Washington State.