Every one of us is confined to our couches ever since the lockdown restrictions came into action. At first, working from home felt amazing but as months passed we started to miss our office-going routine and colleagues. Now as things are slowly going back to normalcy, the majority of the office-goers are returning to work. Well, there is a surprise for all the Microsoft workers who will be treated with a beautiful workplace just outside the nation’s capital.
The new Microsoft office is spread across 90,000 acres square feet in the top three floors of a six-story building in Noida. The new Microsoft India Development Center is inspired by the Taj Mahal and looks nothing less than a luxury hotel.
The Noida-based new Microsoft office is built in a Mughal architectural style. Thus it has a perforated stone or latticed screen. It also has dome-shaped ceilings and arches. The place is bathed in ivory white and grabs everyone’s attention with its intricate jaali work.
Revealing the inspiration behind the new office design, the US-based company says that they aim to seamlessly merge tech-driven infrastructure with the local cultural influence.
For the unversed, this new Noida-based Microsoft India Development Center will see engineering talent in the areas related to business and productivity tools. The workplace will also witness talents of artificial intelligence, cloud and enterprise, core services. It will all co-exist along with the new gaming division.
It was back in 1998 that Microsoft opened its first India Development Center. The new campus back then was set up in Hyderabad. It was later followed by another center in now tech-hub Bengaluru. The new center set-up in Noida is all geared up to start a significant chapter in the company’s vision.
The managing director of Microsoft IDC, Rajiv Kumar said, "In order to attract the best talent from the country, you have to go to the places where they are.” He also has been working along with the company for the past 29 years.
It is always good to see big tech ventures expanding in India to provide the youth a launchpad to showcase their talents.