Microsoft opens Zurich Developer Center

Jun 08, 2006

Microsoft announced Thursday it has opened a Microsoft Developer Center in the Greater Zurich Area.

This is the first Developer Center in Switzerland, which Microsoft plans to develop collaboration technologies and products for the Microsoft Office system, said the company, who chose the location based on business environment and proximity to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

The center, part of the Unified Communication Group within Microsoft's Business Division, currently employs 18 people and is the fourth development center for the company in Europe, Microsoft said in a release.

"The Microsoft Developer Center in Zurich perfectly embodies the innovatory power of the software business in Switzerland," said Gurdeep Singh Pall, corporate vice president of the Live Communications Team in the Unified Communications Group at Microsoft.

"It underscores the high quality of education and training in this country, and its economic attractiveness," he added.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Struggling BlackBerry announces new round of layoffs

Related Stories

Architects to hatch Ecocapsule as low-energy house

1 hour ago

Where people call home depends on varied factors, from poverty level to personal philosophy to vanity to community pressure. Ecocapsule appears to be the result of special factors, a team of architects applying ...

California farmers agree to drastically cut water use

5 hours ago

California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid ...

Apple may deliver ways to rev up the iPad, report says

5 hours ago

MacRumors last month said that the latest numbers from market research firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker revealed Apple stayed on as the largest vendor in a declining tablet market. The iPad ...

Recommended for you

Uber drivers fined in Hungary

13 hours ago

The Hungarian tax authority fined Uber drivers in its first probe against the ride-sharing service which the economy ministry said Saturday "ignores passenger safety" and must be made to follow regulations.

Domino's taking orders via tweet

May 22, 2015

Domino's on Wednesday launched perhaps the easiest way to satisfy a pizza craving this side of mind reading: order by tweet.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.