Microsoft has formed three partnerships to take it into India's burgeoning Internet market.
According to Sanjay Parthasarathy, Indian regional director at Microsoft, the software giant is working with Digital, Wipro and Microland to address the needs of Indian Internet service providers.
Although the ventures do not include financial stakes, the partners will offer solutions including software, hardware and networking, and Microsoft will provide technical knowhow.
Microsoft is also setting up authorised support centres, run by existing independent organisations backed by MS technology and skills, all over the country to provide customer support, Parthasarathy said.
Microsoft's five support centre partners are Digital Equipment India, Modi Olivetti, Microland, Optima Software and Binary Fusion.
In addition to ISPs, the other key focus of Microsoft's Indian expansion will be the database market.
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