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Microsoft showcases SaaS cloud solutions in India



Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday showcased Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for the Indian enterprises and organisations which are developed by startups that understand the possibilities and benefits of the public Cloud and build their SaaS solutions on the Cloud.

Microsoft aims to provide right tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise that startups need to leverage the full potential of the Cloud and create innovative, SaaS solutions built on the Cloud, the company said in a statement.

"Our strategy is to build best-in-class platforms and productivity services for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. We realise the pivotal role that startups, with their ideas and enthusiasm, can play in leveraging those platforms to create newer solutions," said Harish Vaidyanathan, Director, Independent Software Vendor Programmes at Microsoft, in a statement.

Microsoft has launched multiple programmes to support startups in the country. Its "BizSpark Plus" programme offers free Azure Cloud services to qualified startups to power their business.

The programme also provides free software, developer tools, and technical support to help startups be successful.

Microsoft Accelerator too works with mature and late-stage startups, focusing on their core needs such as guidance on scaling up and customer acquisition.

Earlier this month, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was in Delhi where he urged the Indian developers to use Microsoft platforms to innovate. "I want us to be the platform to foster the ingenuity of the people of India," he had said.

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