March, 2009

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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

    Silverlight 3 Beta 1 announced!

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    Finally... after months of working out Silverlight 3 Beta 1 , it is announced!! Now I can freely blog about the features I work on! :) So what exactly have I been working on? Since Silverlight 2 ships, I became one of the lead PMs on a new team of...
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    Announcing the new "Silverlight" Expertise for the MVP Program

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    At the MVP summit on Monday 3/2, ScottGu announced the new "Silverlight" Expertise for the MVP program. I am very excited about having this dedicated expertise for Silverlight. This will allow the Silverlight Product Groups (the runtime teams, VS, and...
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    What is your fav blog post?

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    Since I can't post much until MIX '09 is here.. I thought I'll do an off topic post. :) I started blogging when I first become a PM back in September 2005. Here are my top 3 posts for the past 4 years: #3 -With 12,154 views is Watermarked TextBox for...
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    How to "template" the Silverlight Calendar to behave like the Vista system calendar [Jason Cooke]

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    Jason Cooke works as a software tester for the AppFx group at Microsoft, where he's has been responsible for testing the Calendar and DatePicker controls. One feature that I wanted in the Calendar control for Silverlight 2 was cool transition effects...
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