Microsoft Search to Norway
Steve Ballmer is in Norway today talking to our Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. Microsoft is moving their head office for Search Technology to Norway. Earlier this year Microsoft purchased the Norwegian Fast Search and Transfer (FAST) established in Trondheim in 1997.
Microsoft’s main office will be in Oslo with branches in Tromsø and Trondheim. On short term they are looking for 50 developers in addition to the 300 they got via FAST.
Exciting news, I look forward to follow MS on this battle against Google and I have to admit that I’m proud of what Norwegian technology can achieve.
Additionally this week Ballmer is visiting european countries to present Microsoft presents to students, free software! Except Visual Studio 2008. 🙂 This is part of the Dreamspark project.