Facts about Microsoft

Date

Event

2016

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 launched in India

Microsoft announces Windows 10 Anniversary Update

2015

Microsoft launches Windows 10 in India

Three local Datacenters are launched in Pune, Mumbai and Chennai to benefit the private and public sectors of India

Microsoft launches Office 2016 Suite in India

2014

Microsoft launches Academia Accelerator

Satya Nadella named Chief Executive Officer for Microsoft

Microsoft establishes IPR Chair at Gujarat National Law University

2013

Microsoft launches Windows 8.1

Microsoft announces decision to acquire Nokia’s devices and services business, license Nokia’s patents and mapping services

Microsoft India Development Centre completes 15 years in India

Microsoft India starts drive to create 100+ Commercial apps in 6 months

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in India graduates third batch of 13 tech startups

Microsoft launches CityNext in India

Microsoft delivers unprecedented Cloud Development Platform with Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio Online

Windows Phone becomes the second largest smartphone platform in India

2012

Microsoft launches Windows 8 in India

Microsoft launches Windows Phone 8 in India

WiFi on bus launched at Microsoft campus in Hyderabad

Microsoft hosts World’s Largest AppFest at Bengaluru

Microsoft launches Windows Server 2012 to power the Cloud OS

Microsoft unveils the New Office 2013 and Office 365

India GTSC begins delivering cloud support to partners across the globe

AICTE adopts Microsoft’s cloud offerings – Implementation of Microsoft Live@Edu for 7.5 million users, making it the world’s largest cloud deployment ever

Microsoft Services Global Delivery opens Bengaluru delivery center

Microsoft announces that cloud computing will create over 2 million jobs by 2015 in India

Microsoft YouthSpark launched in India

30 years of Microsoft’s Giving Campaign celebrated

Microsoft Research develops biometric monitoring system to help patients complete tuberculosis treatment programs

2011

Microsoft opens New Global Delivery Centre in Bengaluru

Microsoft Dynamics achieves 2000 customer milestone in India

Microsoft launches Windows Phone 7.5 in India

Microsoft broadens software donation program to reach more nonprofits and communities

Microsoft opens new R&D facility in Bengaluru

Microsoft GTSC owns complete Broad Commercial customer support

2010

Microsoft India launches Kinect for Xbox 360 in India

Microsoft announces roll out of the new partner network in India

Microsoft Services Global Delivery is the only CMMI L5 certified center within the Microsoft ecosystem

Microsoft Research collaborates with Wikipedia to enhance multilingual content

Microsoft unveils Kinect – previously codenamed “Project Natal”

Microsoft launches Office 2010 system in India

Microsoft launches the Windows Multipoint Sever- Allows multiple students to share one PC

2009

Microsoft signs MoU for an Education Alliance with the Government of Maharashtra

Microsoft launches Windows 7 in India

2008

Microsoft launches DreamSpark and BizSpark in India

Microsoft India Development Centre completes 10 years, moves into new building on Campus

2007

Microsoft announces Unlimited Potential – focused effort on education, innovation, jobs & skills

2006

Microsoft Global Services India, now Microsoft Services Global Delivery (GD) commenced operations out of Hyderabad, India

Microsoft Research India releases MultiMouse Software Development Kit (SDK), resulting in the MultiPoint SDK

2005

Microsoft India Development Centre moves to the Gachibowli campus in Hyderabad

Gates visits India, announces $1.7 billion investment focused on innovating in and for India

Microsoft Research launches operations at Microsoft Research India (MSR India), Bengaluru

2004

Gachibowli campus inaugurated in November by Steve Ballmer and erstwhile Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy

2003

Microsoft’s Project Bhasha announced

Partners in Learning (Project Shiksha) launched

Microsoft opens India Global Technical Support Center (India GTSC) in Bangalore, the only 24×7 support center across the world

2002

Microsoft IT launches operations in India.

Gates visits India, announces plan to invest $100 million in Hyderabad center

2001

Microsoft India Development Centre employees participate in Gujarat earthquake relief operations

2000

Bill Gates visits India, announces alliance with Infosys

Giving Campaign launched in India

1998

Launch of India Development Center in Hyderabad, India, the second largest development center outside the US facility in Redmond

1997

Chairman Bill Gates visits India for the first time

1990

Microsoft starts operations in India