MSIDC in the news

Digital Solutions to Farm Issues Discussed at 'Hackathon'

Business Standard, The Hindu, May 13, 2016

A unique 'hackathon' to explore digital solutions to agriculture issues in the country was organised here with support from software giant Microsoft and other organisations.

Aadhaar in Andhra: Chandrababu Naidu, Microsoft Have a Plan for Curbing School Dropouts

The Wire, May 10, 2016

The Chandrababu Naidu-led administration plans to triangulate and collect information from a number of databases including the Aadhaar system, funnel that data into Microsoft’s machine learning platform, use the company’s software to flag at-risk children…

Disaster Recovery Lessons Learnt from Chennai Floods

Express Computer, Feb 19, 2016

The recent Chennai floods brought to sharp focus the importance of planning for Business Continuity, irrespective of business size. In the aftermath of the floods, apart from direct financial losses amounting to several thousand crores, several businesses are now likely to never reopen due to loss of critical data and being out of business for an extended period of time.

Microsoft Hosts Data Science Student Challenge in India

The New Indian Express, Deccan Herald, Technuter, International Business Times, Indiatechonline, Nov 30, 2016

Microsoft in collaboration with Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore concluded the first ever Data Science Student Challenge (DSSC), a 24-hour global hackathon series. The hackathon was inaugurated on January 29th as a part of Pravega 2016, the annual festival by the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore.

It’s Raining GHMC Apps!

The Hindu, Jan 27, 2016

Ahead of the GHMC elections, the civic body has the choicest of mobile apps dedicated to it, which range from grievances to election information. Presently, there are more than five mobile apps that have been developed with an aim to help people closely engage with the GHMC officials.

Microsoft India to Focus on Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics

Deccan Herald, Jan 22, 2016

Betting big on advanced analytics and machine learning on its Azure cloud, Microsoft is planning to ramp up its market reach through its existing clients across verticals and government initiatives in India.

Advanced Analytics & Machine Learning on Cloud

Silicon India, Dec 08, 2015

Big data analytics, coupled with machine-learning algorithms, hold immense potential in terms of driving fundamental changes to critical areas like education and health. What governments need today to make a deeper social impact is an intelligent cloud that enables efficient processing of vast volumes of data with rich visualization & analytics capabilities.

CEO of their Own Apps

The New Indian Express, Dec 03, 2015

Every third Friday, 32 girl students from five engineering colleges across Telangana (including Hyderabad) and Andhra Pradesh, hack away furiously between 2 to 5 pm on their laptops and mobile phones at Hyderabad’s best known corporate address - Microsoft India Hyderabad campus.

India Draws Tech Dreamers Back Home

The Indian Express, Nov 28, 2015

For years, a diaspora of budding Indian engineers and entrepreneurs left their home country to pursue opportunities in Seattle and Silicon Valley. Now, many are returning to cash in on the tech gold rush in India.

WISE for Telugu Girls

Eenadu, Nov 23, 2015

Make Use of Cloud, Data to Realise Potential: Nadella

The Indian Express, Nov 06, 2015

A month after his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in California, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who was in Mumbai, said Microsoft wants to play a small part in helping India achieve its true potential.

Udayan Care Launches the Hyderabad Chapter of Udayan Shalini Fellowship

Eenadu, Sakshi, Andhra Jyothi, Namaste Telangana, The New Indian Express, Oct 11, 2015

In order to support women and underprivileged girls, Microsoft associated itself with Udyan Care, an NGO working towards the cause, for the launch of Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme (USF).

Microsoft Giving Campaign–Impacting Lives for a Lifetime

Andhra Jyothi, Eenadu, Suvarna Times of Karnataka, Sanjevani, Samyuktha Karnataka, Prajavani, Eesanje, Bangalore, Oct 10, 2015

HT Shine HR Conclave

Hindustan Times, Oct 06, 2015

Realizing Dreams the Microsoft Way

The Hindu, Sept 28, 2015

Microsoft Academia Accelerator engages both students and faculty and creates a robust environment for them to work with world’s top technology company

Awe Struck Musings of a Non Techie in the IT Biz

First Post, Sept 21, 2015

“Seventeen years back when I started to work for the Microsoft India Development Center (MSIDC) in Hyderabad, India was slowly awakening to the marvels of technology…” says Chitra Sood, Director, Business Management, Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt Ltd.

Using Big Data to Provide Netizens with Summaries of Natural Disasters

India Today, Aug 20, 2015

As soon as natural disaster events happen, users are eager to know more about them. Often times they look out for related facts. For example, what is the severity of the storm? Or the magnitude of an earthquake?

Microsoft to Work with AP on White Spaces Project & Machine-Learning Technology

The Hindu, Economic Times, Business Standard, Hindu Business Line, The New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hans India, Aug 14, 2015

Global technology giant Microsoft will be working with the Andhra Pradesh government on a pilot project called the 'White Spaces' in Srikakulam, a technology that uses unused television spectrum to deliver low cost Internet connectivity.

Tech for Good–Hackathon

Andhra Jyothi, Eenadu, Metro India, The Hans India, Aug 01, 2015

Microsoft's Traffic Volunteering Programme a Success in Hyderabad

India Today, June 22, 2015

What started in 2011 as a unique initiative by Microsoft employees to create awareness about road safety and traffic laws has grown into a rapidly expanding platform for traffic volunteering, with many following the trend especially in the Cyberabad region.

Startup Owners Give Lessons to Staff to Start Biz

The Economic Times, Apr 22, 2015

When two em¬ployees of a cloud telephony startup came up with an idea for a ready-to-cook food deliv¬ery firm, they confided in their boss. They got his bless¬ings and more. In a sign that India's startup industry is maturing fast, founders are embracing the likelihood that their employ¬ees could be potential en¬trepreneurs, even incubating them although they may not claim stakes in the ventures.

Cricket Hungama

Eenadu, Sakshi, Andhra Jyothi and The Hans India, Apr 20, 2015

Microsoft has been organising its annual Cricket Hungama Knockout tournament for the last 10 years in India. On the 10th anniversary of Cricket Hungama, Team Hit & Run defeated Team ECIT by 7 wickets to lay their hands on the coveted trophy.

How Microsoft MD Anil Bhansali Lost His Office

The Economic Times, Apr 16, 2015

How many employee s can boast of having the MD's room to themselves for a day? Phani Chiruvolu, principal software engineer at Hyderabad-based Microsoft India Development Centre (MSIDC), got the opportunity to do just that.

WeCare Child Care Center Launch – Exclusive for Microsoft Employees

The Times of India, The Hindu, The New Indian Express, Metro India, Eenadu, Andhra Jyothi March 27, 2015

‘Youthify’ Your Organization

The Economic Times, March 24, 2015

Microsoft India's people-driven service that garners maximum eyeballs helps employees to run errands and address daily needs. This service is designed to help employees attend to basic but important chores like paying bills, collecting forms, booking movie tickets, and others.

DigiGirlz

BigFM and The New Indian Express, The Hans India, Sakshi and Andhra Jyothi, March 12, 2015

DigiGirlz, A Microsoft youth spark program started in the year 2000 to provide an opportunity for high school girls to get an early exposure into tech careers, was hosted in Hyderabad today. This event is one in a series of DigiGirlz events hosted worldwide and the fourth DigiGirlz to be organised in India.

The Dawn of the Intelligence Revolution

The Hindu, March 1, 2015

About 160 students of IIIT and Indian School of Business take part in the 24-hour hackathon organised by Microsoft India and IIIT. The event provided students with hands-on experience on Azure tools available to build solutions for Big Data Initiatives.

Parliamentary Delegation Visit––Study Tour on IT industry

Doordarshan, Feb 11, 2015

Microsoft Sees Huge Demand for Cloud Services

Hindu Business Line, Feb 9, 2015

Microsoft is adding nearly 2,000 customers in India every month for its ‘commercial cloud’ even as there is a ‘gold rush’ for adoption of cloud-based information technology services by clients, its Corporate Vice-President (Developer Division) S Somasegar said.

Microsoft Employees Receive First ‘Good Citizen Award for Traffic Management

Andhra Jyothi, Sakshi and The Hans India, Jan 9, 2015