Microsoft has opened its new IDC (India Development Center) facility in Noida. The architecture is inspired by the legendary Taj Mahal. This is Microsoft’s third development center in India after Bangalore and Hyderabad. Microsoft says this IDC “will serve as a premier hub for driving cutting edge technology and innovation.” The company strives to find technical talent for projects that have a global impact. According to Microsoft, the building is a combination of the latest Microsoft technologies and materials from the region.
The IDC NCR facility is a contemporary workspace where talented engineers in business and productivity tools, AI, cloud and enterprise, core services and the new gaming department coexist. The 90,000-square-foot Microsoft facility was inspired by the Taj Mahal and features intricate artwork by local artisans. India’s rich cultural heritage can be seen in the graphics, combining Microsoft technologies and materials from the region. Energy and water consumption practices were also taken into account in the construction of the hub, which was awarded LEED platinum (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as an environmentally friendly building.
Rajiv Kumar, Managing Director of Microsoft India Research and Development, stated, “The Microsoft NCR workplace is an important addition to our world-class technology talent and exceptional technical presence in India. The digital transformation will trigger the new frontier of innovation and the superb facilities at Microsoft Noida workplace provide the right environment for shaping the future of the IT industry in this part of the world. “
IDC is Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) and research effort. This department is responsible for driving AI strategy and research forward by applying it to infrastructure, services, apps and agents. The cloud and enterprise department works on CRM, development tools, cloud infrastructure, Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio. The Experience and Devices group is responsible for software, games, apps, and hardware made by Microsoft. Your work also includes Office 365, SharePoint and Vision. Finally, the Core Services engineering team takes care of important products and services for Microsoft.
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