The Windows Server & System Center (WSSC) group at MSIDC works on technology components for two products: System Center™ and Windows Server™.

Microsoft Corporation’s System Center helps an IT Manager work on environments across traditional datacenters, private and public Cloud, client computers and devices. Using these integrated and automated management capabilities, the IT Manager becomes a trusted service provider for business. System Center captures and aggregates knowledge about systems, policies, processes and best practices so that businesses can optimize infrastructure to reduce costs, improve application availability and enhance service delivery.

Microsoft Corporation’s Windows Server powers many of the worlds' largest datacenters, enables small businesses around the world, and delivers value to organizations of all sizes in between. Windows Server 2012 redefines the Server category, delivering hundreds of new features and enhancements spanning virtualization, networking, storage, user experience, Cloud computing, automation, and more. Simply put, Windows Server 2012 helps transform IT operations to reduce costs and deliver a whole new level of business value.

The WSSC team at MSIDC works on data protection and disaster recovery capabilities for Microsoft Server workloads such as File, SQL, SharePoint and Exchange running in a physical data center or a virtualized private Cloud. It also offers seamless data protection for Windows desktops and roaming laptop users. It also works on providing consistent data protection and disaster recovery experience for applications and data running on private Cloud, service provider Cloud or Windows Azure.

The team also works on technologies that are central to enterprise and Cloud networking, including addressing, naming, connectivity, and network management, eg Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server and client, Domain Name System (DNS) Server, unified Remote Access Server (RAS) comprising Virtual Private Networking (VPN), Direct Access (DA), Site-to-Site VPN, and Web Application Proxy (WAP), and IP Address Management (IPAM) system for administering virtualized enterprise and Cloud network services infrastructure. Multi-tenant, Cloud-scale solutions are the recent focus of this group and are being deployed by Azure and other hosters.

recent activity

Our team at MSIDC supported Microsoft Corp in the development of:

  • Public preview of two Windows Azure services:  Windows Azure Backup and Hyper-V Replica Manager.

  • Windows Server 2012, Windows 8


Remote Access

IP Address Management

Domain Name System

DHCP in Windows Server 2012

Windows Azure – Improvements to Virtual Networks

meet anil

Anil Bhansali, MD, Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt Ltd and General Manager, Cloud & Enterprise,  MSIDC

Anil Bhansali is the Managing Director of Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt Ltd and the General Manager of the Cloud and Enterprise engineering teams at MSIDC.

A 23-year veteran at Microsoft, Anil began his career with Microsoft in Redmond in 1991 as part of the Office division where he worked on MS Excel for multiple releases. He was the Partner Development Manager in the Office Shared Services Team that worked on SharePoint Team Services V1.0 and Windows SharePoint Service version 2.0.

Anil relocated to India in 2004 as Director of the Windows Live Platforms Services Group. He established and drove several engineering efforts at MSIDC before taking over the engineering leadership of the Windows feature engineering group within MSIDC in 2006. From 2011 onwards Anil is leading teams working on engineering features for the Cloud and Enterprise division.

Anil has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from SUNY, Stony Brook.

When not at work, Anil spends time with his children at home or travelling. He has a passion for street food, has trekked to the Everest Base camp and enjoys spreading the written word via social work at Pustakar. He is also a marathon runner and has completed several national and international marathons including the New York marathon.