Microsoft R & D had a visit in Grameen Solutions from May 28 to May 31, 2008. Microsoft Research originated in 1991as the first of its kind in software companies. Microsoft researchers work around the world to identify the greatest computer science challenges, develop solutions, and are continually exploring possibilities in the future of computing.
The main agenda was to get a first hand understanding of the overall village situation as a prerequisite to indentifying required technologies and integrating them. The technologies would be applied in the Healthcare, Education, Environment & Economy domains and also be used to open up new directions for MS research. Microsoft had a day long visit in a village to have a clear understanding of Grameen Kalyan, Grameen Bank, Grameen Education and Grameen Shakti. This visit of MS R & D opened up a horizon of new technology integration in village life.