Microsoft CEO Launches Project Sangam

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduced the ‘Sangam’ platform, which is based on the world’s largest professional networking site LinkedIn, which will help the semi-skilled workers get job opportunities.

The platform will also work on helping people to skill themselves for the jobs which are getting created, he said, adding that it is yet to go public and is at the “private preview” stage.

He also announced a new service on LinkedIn called ’Placements’, which will help Indian college graduates land job opportunities in a “democratic” manner as per their skill sets, while pointing out that finding the right job is a “challenge” for graduates in India.

With bandwidth being a concern in India, the company also showcased ‘lite’ versions of LinkedIn as well as Skype, its video interaction service.

LinkedIn has 39 million members in India and the new lite platform can work even at 2G speeds.