I am back from a 4 day Conference at Microsoft India Development Centre (MSIDC) , Gachibowli , Hyderabad . This Conference was for Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals from India and South East Asia.
Before the Conference, I had a very faint idea of the work being done at MSIDC . But once I got the details, I was very impressed. Let me share with you what I learnt .
It is one of the Microsoft’s largest R&D centre outside Redmond. There are more than 1500 employees and the centre has filed more than 272 patents in past 5 years. The MSIDC works on more than 20 focus areas around six key domains aligned to Microsoft lines of business. These domains are Data, Tools, Mobile, Windows, Windows LIVE and Business Applications.It is also working on technologies relevant in emerging markets through its Emerging Markets Labs ( EM Labs) initiative.
Data Team works on Data Lifecycle Management & SQL Server
Tools Team has following sub divisions: Microsoft Learning, Mobile Platform & Tools ; Visual Studio Team System
Mobile Team has following sub divisions: Office Mobile; Unified Communication ; Office Mobile Applications for Nokia
Windows Team has following sub divisions: Applets & Gadgets ; Networking ; Remote Desktop Virtualization ; Windows Serviceability
Windows LIVE Team has following sub divisions: LIVE Analytics; adCenter; LIVE alerts; Search
Business Applications has following sub divisions : Biztalk; Duet; Dynamics CRM; Sharepoint
Emerging Markets Labs has following targets: Making PC more relevant to consumers in emerging markets; Thinking beyond PC; Thinking beyond English.
I did manage to click a few pictures of the event and also some fun and games . Click on the MVP Open Day
with warm regards