Microsoft has instated its very first Interoperability Lab in India at Bangalore (AKA Bengaluru) city. Apart from that the software giant also unveiled the Open Source Technology Program at the Microsoft Interoperability Conclave.
Speaking about the Interoperability Lab, Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman Microsoft India maintained that the lab had been conceptualized to assist consumers visualize and develop solutions that were interoperable.
Whilst throwing light on the Open Source technology Program, he said that it was built to further open source research and development of open source applications on the Windows platform in association with leading engineering institutes in India.
Located in the premises of Microsoft Technical Centre at Bangalore, the Interoperability lab helps customers to envisage and test interoperable solutions across infrastructure, application and management layers. The facility would include all advantages of the technical centre which include access to world class infrastructure, experts and open source lab in Redmond.
MOUs have been penned with IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) in Kanpur, Guwahati along with IITs in Hyderabad and Bangalore to find solutions to promote interoperability.
The Conclave included discussions by leading academicians, bureaucrats and industry professionals including Dr D B Phatak, Professor, IIT Bombay, Mr R Chandrashekhar, Additional Secretary (E-Governance), Department of Information Technology, Govt of India, Mr Nandan Nilekani, Co-Chairman, Infosys and Craig Mundie, Chief Research & Strategy Officer, Microsoft.
According to Mundie, Microsoft has been in constant touch with the ecosystem to promote interoperability and has introduced a number of initiatives across the world and in India too in partnership with the academic world as well as customers and affiliates.