The Vancouver Development Center (VDC) is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The centre is home to some of the best and brightest software developers from around the world. Since opening its doors in September 2007, the VDC has quickly become an intricate part of Microsoft’s global strategy for distributed software development. VDC employees play a key role in architecting systems, developing code, and testing software and systems that are developed by Microsoft and released to global markets. Collectively, VDC employees work on more than 50% of all the products and services offered by Microsoft. Working on a multitude of Microsoft products, across all Microsoft business groups, the VDC is already recognized as a premier Microsoft Development Centre with a direct impact on the millions of Microsoft customers worldwide. Just a short drive from the Microsoft corporate headquarters in Redmond, the state-of-the-art Vancouver, British Columbia campus ensures our employees work in an environment that not only fosters creativity, and collaboration but also helps them achieve work-life balance. With a global team from over 45 different countries, speaking more than 15 languages, and having been recognized as one the Top Ten Companies to Work for in British Columbia in 2008 and 2009 in B.C. Business magazine’s annual employee survey, the VDC has truly become a Destination for the World’s Best.