Reader refers to the set of system and application experiences that are shipped as part and parcel of the Windows Operating System by Microsoft Corporation.

Our team at Hyderabad contributes to the engineering of application experiences that are part of Windows, such as Reader, Paint, Calculator, WordPad, Notepad and Sticky Notes. Some of the platforms that they work with are Windows Runtime, XAML, Windows Ribbon, Multi-touch and Rich Text Framework.

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

  • Windows Reader – the new Windows 8 store application that is the default experience for reading PDF and XPS documents

  • New enhanced Paint in Windows 7 with ribbon based interface with live previews, natural media brushes, Paint with Your Fingers, Rich Text Annotation, etc

  • New enhanced Calculator in Windows 7

  • New enhanced WordPad in Windows 7 with richer editing experience, open standards support etc

  • Sticky Notes feature in Windows 7

  • Snipping Tool feature in Windows 7



Windows Reader: Open your PDF and XPS files with the Reader app. Zoom, find words or phrases, take notes, save your changes, then print or share files

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.