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ARD Intro


At Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group (ARD), we innovate from the ground up. As one of Microsoft's three strategic global development centers, we unleash the world's best minds to create some of the company's most impactful and innovative tech in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

With campuses across the region, our 3000+ engineers and researchers span Microsoft's major engineering divisions, encompassing cloud and enterprise, search, productivity, and hardware.



Chairman Hsiao-Wuen Hon, COO Samuel Shen, and CTO Yongdong Wang form ARD's three-part leadership team, and with their combined years of diverse expertise are driving ARD's innovation into a new era.