Hi there.  After 2+ years of threatening to start a blog... I've finally done it.  Now let's see if I can stay with it.

A brief intro

My name is Arik Cohen and I am a Program Manager on the Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly known as "Avalon") team.  My main areas of responsibility are in release management (all the craziness around schedules and timeframes) and community/customer engagement.  I have spent nearly the last 3 years trying to get other folks on the team to respond to customer questions, comments and concerns via the newsgroups, forums and blogs.  I decided I might finally have something to say that's worthwhile.

I've been at Microsoft since graduating from Carnegie Mellon University in 1996 and have had a variety of roles (working on MSN Sidewalk, MSN Shopping and Windows XP Plus! Pack among them).