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Microsoft Hardware Group celebrates 20 years of innovation

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Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd has announced the successful completion of twenty years of innovation by the Microsoft Hardware Group in the desktop space. The Microsoft Hardware Group has been instrumental in redefining desktop productivity with an innovative range of revolutionary and popular mouse products, ergonomically designed keyboards and award winning track balls. 

Microsoft's Hardware Group, which was responsible for creating the company's first mouse compatible with Microsoft Word, comprises a multidisciplinary staff of ergonomists, industrial designers, technologists, engineers and business leaders. Originally formed to supplement the company's software business, this 200 person group has evolved into a categorical leader, widely known for its leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and inventiveness. 

Responding to customer desire for comfortable, easy to use and high performing products, the team has created and introduced a string of industry innovations that have redefined the hardware category, and in turn strengthened the user-computer connection. Some of the key innovations include the Microsoft IntelliMouse Scroll Wheel and the IntelliMouse TrackBall with a finger controlled scroll wheel. 

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Additionally, Microsoft's Hardware division was also responsible for launching the world's first optical mouse products including the IntelliMouse Explorer, and the ambidextrous IntelliMouse Optical and Wheel Mouse Optical. 

Commenting on the occasion, Ananth Lazarus, Head (SMB & Channel),  Microsoft Corporation India, said "We are excited to have completed 20 years of Microsoft in Hardware. Our worldwide mission is to develop innovative technologies and products that contribute towards creating an invincible PC experience for the end user. As an important step in this direction, our product design teams are working continuously towards improvising our overall design and engineering approach to deliver products that are easy to use and provide value to our customers." 

Cyber News Service

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