Microsoft plans to build a third research and development center in India to help local business development

Microsoft has announced that it will open a new engineering centre in India to further deliver on its commitment to invest in Indian engineering talent. As a reciprocal measure, it also helps Microsoft to develop and develop its local business. The centre is reported to be located in the New Delhi suburb of Derrynoida (NCR) and is part of Microsoft’s third development centre in India.

Microsoft plans to build a third research and development center in India to help local business development

(From: Microsoft, via OnMSFT)

In 1998, Microsoft established one of the largest research and development centers (IDC) outside Redmond’s headquarters in Hyderabad, driving the company’s global shared development strategy and building products and services.

Rajiv Kumar, General Manager of Microsoft India Research and Development Co., Ltd., says:

The new site is designed to be a world-class research and development center and is an important step towards providing an innovative vision for the next billion users. At the same time create opportunities for meaningful work by engineers and spread their impact around the world.

In other words, IDC NCR will be home to Microsoft’s engineering teams across various technology divisions, including Microsoft’s AI research team, enterprise cloud team, enterprise equipment team, and core engineering services and operations.

Interestingly, IDC NCR will also host the team associated with Mixer, Microsoft’s live streaming platform for streaming games, as the first hub for the gaming team hosted outside its corporate headquarters.

The new facility will attract thousands of engineers and is planned to expand to mature research and development centers (similar to IDC’s facilities in Bangalore and Hyderabad).

With the addition of three facilities, the Indian research and development center will include teams from all of Microsoft’s engineering departments.