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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.

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    Acropolis Buzz...

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    While I am busy here at TechEd, our early users have been busy blogging about Acropolis. Check out these detail blog posts: From Craig Randall: http://craigrandall.net/archives/2007/06/acropolis/ From Ryan Stewart: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Stewart...
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    "Acropolis" at TechEd Orlando 2007

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    I just want to let everyone know all the Code Name "Acropolis" related content at Tech Ed. If you are in Orlando attending TechEd, please come and attend our session or meet the team at the TLC (Blue Area). We have a booth with all our latest demos...
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    Haven't posted in a while

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    Sorry I haven't posted in a while. It has mainly been two reasons.The site hosting MSDN blogs was down alot during mid-Oct to late Oct. I was sick of my post getting "lost". Secondly, I've been pretty busy with a new project that haven't been annouced...
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    PDC '07... save the date!

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    Microsoft will be holding the next Professional Developers Conference (PDC) October 2-5, 2007 in Los Angeles, with two days of pre-conference on September 30 and October 1. Save the date! Check out http://msdn.microsoft.com/events/pdc I am...
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    MVP Summit 2007

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    Wow.. time flies. I still remember the MVP summit from last year. I attended it 2 weeks before my job as a new PM even started! This year , I truly enjoyed the event. I got to meet some great MVPs that really brings an interesting insight to our customers...
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    Tech Ed 2007 - June 4th to 8th

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    I am excited to annouce that I'll be presenting at Tech Ed 2007 in Orlando! Though I blogged alot about System.TimeZone2 and System.DateTimeInfo, but as I have mentione in a previous blog, I have been working on a new project recently. Come hear about...
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    Silverlight Oct 2009 Toolkit is Live!

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    Download it today from here: http://www.codeplex.com/Silverlight Yesterday, the Silverlight Oct 2009 Toolkit was published. Here are some of the most important updates: Visual Studio 2010 support All Toolkit controls now works on the new fully intereactive...
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    Windows 8 App Developer Blog

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    On leap day 2012, we (the Windows Engineering) team launched the Windows 8 App Developer Blog! http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsappdev/ Post from this blog are all written by the individual engineers who worked on these features. The blog will let you connect...
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    MVP Summit in Redmond

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    So last night, I got to meet up with many of the MVPs who came out to Redmond, WA for the annual MVP summit. Having been in Windows since 2009, I haven’t been involved as closely with the MVP Summit as I have been in my previous roles. I had such a great...
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    Getting started with Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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    On Wednesday, Microsoft launched the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. So where do you start? Download and install the following: Windows 8 Consumer Preview Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express Beta for Windows 8 Learn from the following sites: Tools and SDKs...
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    My post on Windows 8 app developer blog

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    Check out my new blog post on the Windows 8 app developer blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsappdev/archive/2012/07/26/using-html-controls-to-create-great-metro-style-apps.aspx
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    Copying folder (and subfolders) from install location to local storage with WinJS

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    The other day, I wanted to copy content of a folder (including all of its subfolder) that was packaged with my AppX to my local storage. Before calling CopyFolder, I’d recommend checking to make sure the folder you want to copy is not already there. You...
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    Check out my recent post on Windows 8

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    Here is a new post I made: http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/appbuilder/archive/2013/08/23/creating-a-unique-listview-layout-using-cell-spanning.aspx
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