Microsoft’s offshoring efforts continue apace as Barkha Shah reports at the Business Standard:
Microsoft India Development Centre (MIDC) is singularly working on developing the second version (V2) of its disk-based back-up product, Data Protection Manager (DPM).
The first version of the product (DPM V1) was a collaborative effort between the Hyderabad and Redmond centres of the $39.79 billion software behemoth.
According to Srini Koppolu, managing director of MIDC:
The 1,000-people strong centre has almost grown 10-fold in the last four years.
MIDC has worked on adding features like remote access, digital imaging and the likes for Windows Vista too. “While we work on adding features to Microsoft’s products, we have also successfully set up core centres of excellence (CoE) on radio frequency identification (RFID) and data protection,” he added.
DPM V2 is likely to be released in the second half of 2007. Meanwhile, the RFID platform technologies (completely done out of MIDC) will be released by the end of 2006 or early 2007. MIDC is also working on developer and platform offerings for mobile devices.