Expanding its footprint in India with a new engineering hub in the National Capital Region (NCR), global tech giant Microsoft launched its India Development Centre (IDC), NCR in Noida on Monday.
The new centre will be home to Microsoft’s engineering teams across various technology groups, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Research Group, Cloud & Enterprise Group, and Experience & Devices Group, along with Core Services Engineering and Operations.
IDC NCR 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.
The new IDC, Microsoft’s third in the country, will serve as “a premier facility for driving cutting-edge innovation”…and “build on Microsoft’s commitment to tapping India’s world-class engineering talent to create solutions for global impact,” a company communiqué 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. Our deep commitment to the region will help us further Microsoft’s mission to empower every individual and every organisation on the planet to achieve more,” said Kurt DelBene, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Core Services Engineering and Operations, and the Chairman of the IDC Advisory Board.
The IDC represents Microsoft’s strategy of globally shared development to build products and services for driving digital innovation. IDC, NCR will play a critical role in Microsoft India’s expansion and growth story. The facility will open opportunities for thousands of engineers, with plans to expand to a full-fledged development centre, similar to IDC facilities in Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
“The launch of the new IDC center in NCR is a step towards realising IDC’s vision to be a world-class development centre and source of innovation for the next billion users. This creates opportunities for engineers to do meaningful work that will have an 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,” Rajiv Kumar, Managing Director, Microsoft India Research & Development Pvt. Ltd., was quoted as saying.