Microsoft’s India Development Center built key components of the new operating system, but it was more than just another coding job, according to an interview with the Windows project boss in India.
Amit Chatterjee said the team wanted to show the capabilities of Indian engineers.
“Right from the beginning we wanted to build on the credibility that India had gained and the challenge was to take this to show to the world that Indian engineers can build world-class products,” he told the Hindustan Times.
Chatterjee began building a team of 300 engineers in 2001. They ended up filing 40 patents for their work.
Among the Vista features developed and conceptualized at Microsoft’s facility in Hyderabad are virus protection; PC backup and restore functions; and fax and scan applications.