Microsoft India has set up a lab in Bangalore where industry, government and educational institutions can build test applications for their interoperability with open-source and other technologies.
Microsoft is also planning to launch an Open Source Technology Program in collaboration with four Indian academic institutions. The program will encourage student projects across diverse areas including interoperability between Windows and Linux platforms. This week, Microsoft has also announced that company will work with local education institutions and software startups to develop applications for small and medium enterprises. The company also announced a “startup accelerator program” designed to help Indian software startups develop business and marketing skills, contact venture capitalists and get market visibility. The new interoperability lab will help customers test software across infrastructure, application and management areas.