HYDERABAD, INDIA: Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy today inaugurated Microsoft India Development Center’s (MSIDC) new building at its campus here, coinciding with its 10th year of operations.
Dr Reddy also launched a commemorative book on MSIDC, Microsoft's largest product development center outside its headquarters in Redmond, US.
The center has developed and released many core products and technologies to the global market since its inception in 1998. It has filed 200 patent applications in the last four years.
Srini Koppolu, corporate vice president and managing director, MSIDC, said, “It's been an incredible experience so far, building a team of 1500 very smart people developing core Microsoft technologies and products. It's been possible only because of the great talent, experience and leadership of the many key people who have joined me in creating this organization."
Koppolu was instrumental in setting up the Microsoft development facility in India. The MSIDC was started on August 12, 1998 with 20 people and worked on two products. The headcount went up to 120 by 2002.