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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

    Partial Answer: "Double Trouble"

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    I am so sorry for not posting the answer to " Double Trouble " sonner. Vacation and busy work schedule has prevented me from doing so, but that's no excuse! Before I dive it why this won't work, I have to admit, you can't really tell without compiling...
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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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    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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    BCL Blog Re-launch!

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    As I have mentioned in an earlier post , the BCL Team was going to relaunch the BCLWeblog. Last Friday, the team got together and generated a whole bunch of great articles and post. In the next few months, we'll be delivering the post every Monday, Wednesday...
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    New direction for me and the blog

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    It’s been over a year since I last blogged. A lot of things has changed for me both personally and professionally this past year. So... what exactly has changed? First off, I have to say… I love the Silverlight technology! It was a lot...
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    Return from Tech Ed

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    Hello all, It's been two months since I last posted. I have been kept pretty busy during this time. I spoke at Tech Ed Australia, Tech Ed NZ, and Tech Ed South East Asia. When I got back, I got piles of email to get back to! I want to thank everyone...
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    Feedback requested~

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    Today, Rob Relyea posted a "Feedback please" post on MSDN forum , and on his personal blog requesting feedback about WPF for LOB applications. As I have said in my previous post , I have been tasked to study the gap between WinForms and WPF for LOB...
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    More DateTime related discussions during pre-Whidbey release

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    While doing my System.DateTime and System.TimeZone investigation, I come across some old discussions of Date Time and Time Zone. With the US timezone changes coming soon, knowing about the "known" issues with Date Time will be important. DateTime FAQ...
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    Back from a long blogging break...

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    Wow.. it's been a month since I last posted. My apologies. June was a tough month... the BCL team has been busy designing our new set of features. (I should post some "learnings" of mine on driving these meetings. :)) I also went on vacation. It was just...
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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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    Mix '08 - Venetian, Las Vegas!

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    After moths of hardwork, I am sitting here at MIX '08. I've been here a day and I'm absolutely loving the experience. I love the fact that we are not just presenting an array of technology. We are presenting an experience. The "Web" experience. Every...
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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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    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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