Hyderabad: Microsoft expanded its India Development Center (IDC) in NCR. Over the past two decades, the IDC has been growing its footprint in India across cities such as Hyderabad, followed by Bengaluru and most recently its third campus in Noida.
Upon realising the potential, the NCR region holds for technology, the IDC further expanded its third facility in Noida’s KP Towers, Microsoft said.
The newest worksite is spread across 1,50,000 square feet and built to drive digital innovation through expanded teams in Cloud & AI, Experiences and Devices Group, Microsoft Digital Teams, and the new Gaming division have a growing presence in India.
With an increased presence in NCR- the country’s emerging tech-hub- the facility aims to attract a tech talent pool from engineering and management institutions.
Almost six per cent of the office space is devoted to indigenous plants. It is also fitted with efficient water and light conservation systems. The base building at KP Towers is rated LEED Gold, with efforts to build modern workplaces that mitigate its environmental impact.
“The expansion of the India Development Center in Noida is our continued effort to empower every person and every organization on this planet to achieve more. We are set to trigger a new frontier in innovation as we continue to grow our presence across the country,” said Rajiv Kumar, MD, Microsoft India Development Center.
Microsoft IDC is one of Microsoft’s largest R&D centres outside the Redmond headquarters. Set up in Hyderabad in 1998, IDC drives Microsoft’s strategy of globally shared development to build products and services.
With a presence in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and now NCR, IDC houses three technology groups and core engineering Services.