Microsoft on Wednesday showcased Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for the Indian enterprises and organizations 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. Also Read - Xbox Series X restock in India possible by early August, no news on Series SAlso Read - Xbox Game Pass: List of games coming to consoles in July, big games releasing next month
“Our strategy is to build best-in-class platforms and productivity services for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. We realize 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 Programs at Microsoft, in a statement.
Microsoft has launched multiple programs to support startups in the country. Its “BizSpark Plus” program offers free Azure Cloud services to qualified startups to power their business. The program 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.