Microsoft India Development Centre


Greetings !

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

Suresh Ramani

Microsoft MVP


About Suresh Ramani

I am a CEO of a Technology Solutions Provider "TechGyan" ( Gyan in Sanskrit means "knowledge") . My Company is based out of Mumbai, India . My Company provides Solutions to Customers ( Local & International) around Microsoft Platform. In 2009, Microsoft nominated me as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP). During week ends I provide Redevelopment Consultancy to Societies in Mumbai . The details of the same are listed on My hobbies are reading Management Books . Like most of Indians , I love game of Cricket and Hindi Songs.
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