Finally, Microsoft has formally opened the ‘Microsoft Garage’. Asalu e garage enti antey, it is an experimentation and incubation hub that set up in Hyderabad.
First Garage was started by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975 and now they have multiple Garages across the world. It is essentially a resource for Microsoft employees and also interns. It will help them to support experimentation and encourages problem-solving in new and innovative ways. Mana Hyderabad lo arrange chesina Garage, world lone eigth and second largest one. First largest Microsoft’s Headquarters in Redmond.
Asalu e garage enduku?
Microsoft is a leading platform and productivity company for the ‘mobilefirst, cloudfirst’ world. E company 1990 lo India operations start chesindi and it has now 8,000 employees, engaged in sales and marketing, research and development, and customer services and support, across 11 Indian cities. E company has dominated the personal computing era in the 1990s, and had a monoply. However, it was unable to cash in on the mobile wave, even as companies like Apple and Google tasted success.
Jeff Ramos, Partner Director, Microsoft Garage oka interview lo cheparu, this Garage is to help the Microsoft in the democratization of innovation. It will serve as a hub to engage our workforce, with facilities and programmes optimized for hacking, ideation, and collaboration.
How The Garage works and some success stories
This Garage was started in 2009 and apatinundi chala successful ga run avtundi. About 27 Garage Projects have gone on to become formal products or services. The Microsoft team recognizes promising projects and helps the team perform dipstick tests through limited releases. Edanna product or service baga success ayitey, then Microsoft will fund it.
Interesting news enti antey, Microsoft generally files about 75-80 patents every year from its The Garage projects.
E Hyderabad Garage is spread over 8000 sq ft with all the modern facilities and support the teams across the country with three dedicated lab sections
Three lab sections are, a Hub for hackathons and workshops, Makerspace and Advanced Makerspace with electronic Workbench, 30 Printers, Laser Cutter, PCB milling machine for creating prototypes and an advanced Makerspace. This advanced space is a reality room dedicated to working in the space of Augmented Reality (AR) Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality applications and dedicated space and equipment for doing work on Deep Learning.
E Garage programme India lo chala success avtundi and it will bring people together and their roles, skills, and experience market lo manchi solutions and kotavi create cheyadaniki lead chestundi.
Recent ga mana Microsoft Garage nundi vachina projects entante:
1. Seeing AI: An app for visually impaired people that narrates the world around for them. This project harnesses the power of AI to describe people, text, currency, colour, and objects.
2. SMS Organizer – An app created for the Android OS that organises, categorises and customises the user’s SMS inbox, helping them focus on categories of messages that are important to them.
3. Favorite Lock Screen – A lock screen app created for the Android OS that provides users with daily HD wallpapers and news about their favorite celebrities and interests.
4. Kaizala – A mobile app and service designed for large group communications and work management. Kaizala makes it easy to connect and coordinate work through an organization’s entire value chain, including field employees, vendors, partners, and customers wherever they are.
Isn’t it interesting right!