Microsoft is considering increasing its investment in Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen, the former Navision, which the software giant acquired for USD 1.3 bn in 2002. Jeff Raikes, the president of Microsoft Business Division, who is in Denmark this week for the Microsoft EMEA Convergence Conference being held 23-25 October at the Bella Center, Copenhagen, said in an interview with financial daily newspaper Børsen:
"I have around 700 of our people employed in Vedbæk, and we are very proud of our presence here. I also think there is now a greater opportunity to place even more development tasks here in the future and potentially expand our research and development efforts here."
Raikes declined to disclose further details regarding plans for the development center, but commented:
"We are very satisfied that the Danish government and local business leaders are supporting our presence so much, and we are especially satisfied with the immigration policies in Denmark that enable us to have an outstanding development center here. We have talent from more than 45 different countries, and the fact that these people can create a home for themselves here in Denmark is not just good for Denmark, but clearly also for Microsoft, " says Raikes.
Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen is Microsoft's biggest development center in Europe. The aim of the center is to become the world’s leading software development center for business solutions.