Microsoft will open a multi-regional hub in Kazakhstan

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The Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry in Kazakhstan, along with the Consulate General of Kazakhstan in San Francisco, has partnered with Microsoft to open a multi-regional hub in the country. The hub will cover countries in Central Asia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Mongolia and Pakistan, and aims to attract technology and advanced solutions for the region. The Minister of Digital Development believes the new hub will be a driver of human capital development and stimulate the production and export of products of non-raw technological industries. This comes as Microsoft reduces operational activities in Russia and ceases warranty service for Xbox consoles in the country.

Microsoft will open a multi-regional hub in Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry (MCRIAP) and the Consulate General of Kazakhstan in San Francisco agreed with Microsoft to open a multi-regional hub in the country.


General Director of Microsoft from Kazakhstan Serhii Leshchenko confirmed that the activities of the new hub will cover the countries of Central Asia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Mongolia and Pakistan.

“The localization of Microsoft’s activities will allow Kazakhstan to become a center of attraction for technologies and advanced solutions on a regional scale. Thus, as a center of technological development and innovation of Microsoft, the hub will be able to become a driver of human capital development and strengthening of the national economy by stimulating the production and export of products of non-raw technological industries”, – explained the Minister of Digital Development of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Baghdat Musin.

“The creation of a Microsoft regional hub is of great importance for Kazakhstan. The country has all the relevant infrastructure. The company will be happy to work here and implement joint projects,” explained Serhii Leshchenko, general director of the Microsoft office in Kazakhstan.


In June 2022, Microsoft

reported

that the company is reducing operational activities in Russia, as well as

launched

the process of reducing one’s business in Russia.

Last November, retailers in the Russian Federation began selling keys to OEM versions (Original Equipment Manufacturer) of the Windows operating system to ordinary users separately from PCs and without specifying from buyers whether they are professional and authorized computer assemblers.

In April 2023, Microsoft stopped warranty service for Xbox consoles in the Russian Federation, including devices officially imported into the country.

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