Global computer software major Microsoft today inaugurated its new R&D facility in Bangalore, which would house the Microsoft India Development Centre (MSIDC) there.
The Microsoft India Development Centre (MSIDC) team based in Bangalore contributes to Microsoft Corp's adCenter technologies.
The 1,54,000 sq ft building would also house researchers from Microsoft Research India, which has been functioning from the city from 2005.
Microsoft set up its first R&D centre in the country in Hyderabad, in 1998.
Over the past decade India has emerged a key contributor in Microsoft's strategy of global shared development, Qi Lu, president, online services division of Microsoft Corp, said.
"The availability of world class talent, advanced infrastructure and proximity to the booming emerging markets of the world are key reasons behind this. The decision to set up our second R&D centre in Bangalore reinforces Microsoft's commitment towards India," Qi added.