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Microsoft opens Africa office in Nairobi

Microsoft Corporation on Wednesday opened their African office in Nairobi, which according to Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Cabinet Secretary (CS) Joe Mucheru will create over 1000 jobs to tech experts.
Mucheru said that apart from creating more jobs in the tech industry, the new office will support the youth innovations and will empower people to achieve more in the tech industry.
“This new office will be a hub for trade and investments in Kenya and the region. It will open up Kenyan market to other countries,” explained Mucheru.
Mucheru commended the initiative saying, “this merger will play a major role in creating value for the Kenyan Market by supporting the youth’s innovations and therefore creating employment opportunities.”
Microsoft Corporation and Techno Brain have partnered to open this first software application testing center in Africa. This is the fourth such center in the world with other centers in China, Poland and India.
Windows is Microsoft’s flagship product and though its Windows Devices engineering group provides the operating systems that power many of the worlds computing and gaming products.
“The Techno Brain Nairobi test center gets exclusive access to windows insider software builds that are yet to be released to global market, our highly skilled engineers perform vigorous test of application ensuring that applications run flawlessly with each window release or update being released globally,” said the CEO, Techno Brain Group Mr. Manjor Shanker.
Manjor added that their test engineering center will be the first one in Africa, based out of Kenya, which will provide thousands of jobs to Kenyan youth and position Kenya as a preferred choice for highly skilled engineering, quality assurance and testing outsourcing.
As part of this partnership, Techno Brain Kenya test engineers will access the latest windows operating system (OS) build to perform complex test operations for various software application using multiple hardware devises for compatibility.
The engineers will then report any associated bugs, recommended improvements, suggested features, user experience and feedback to Microsoft engineering team to build quality software products.
By Kevin Gitau/Nelly Gitonga

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