June, 2008

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About Kathy Kam

Kathy is a Senior Program Manager on the Windows Developer Ecosystem team responsible for developer outreach. She has extensive experience with designing and implementing UI Platforms and has a huge passion for connecting with the developer community.

She has been with Microsoft since 2001. She began her career in Microsoft as a UI developer for Microsoft Office Outlook, and shipped Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007. She joined the .NET Framework team in October 2005, and worked on the Base Class Library team shipping .Net Frameworks 3.5. She moved on to joined the Silverlight team and was the PM Lead responsible for Silverlight controls. She shipped the control set for Silverlight 2 and Silverlight 3. In Windows 8, she joined the Windows HTML platform team to work on HTML/CSS layout and styling technologies and contributed to the W3C spec for CSS Grid Layout.

She went to high school in Sydney, Australia and graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a Bachelor of Science in Enginneering (Computer Engineering) and Bacheor of Science (Mathematics) in 2001. She is also a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society - HKN.

In her free time, she enjoys writing apps, watching SciFi and spending time with her family.

  • Kathy Kam

    WatermarkedTextBox for Silverlight 2 Beta 2

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    One breaking change you may have noticed between Silverlight 2 Beta 1 and Beta 2 is that WatermarkedTextBox is no longer available in the Silverlight SDK (System.Windows.Controls.Extended.dll). We decided to remove the control because in a future version...
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    Silverlight 2 Beta 2 has shipped!

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    Just a few hours ago, I was doing my talk based on Silverlight 2 Beta 2 bits and one of my attendee asked about when Beta 2 will be available. I am happy to annouce that it is now available! Download the bits now on Silverlight.Net ! I have also...
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    Silverlight 2 Beta 2 will be available later this week

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    At today's TechEd keynote, BillG announced Silverlight 2 Beta 2 will be available later this week . Silverlight 2 Beta 2 will include: UI Framework : Beta 2 includes improvements in animation support, error handling and reporting, automation and accessibility...
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    Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Building a Great Microsoft Silverlight Application

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    TechEd just got kick started and I am looking forward to sharing some tips & tricks about building a great Silverlight 2 application. Karen Corby is also doing two talks that is related to Silverlight Controls, but she'll be focusing on how to...
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    Thank you for a great TechEd 2008 - Developer!

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    Now that the TechEd 2008 - Developer is done. I'd like to thank everyone who came by the ASP.Net and Silverlight Booth or attended my very last session of the entire conference. I love talking with everyone, learning about what you've been working on...
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