My name is Steven Woodward and I've been at Microsoft since January 1996, a little over 10 years. During those 10 years I have spent most of my time as a Technical Evangelist working with ISV's and the developer community on topics as diverse as TAPI, QoS, Real Time Communications, Windows XP, Active Directory Fedeation Services and now CardSpace.
Before I joined Microsoft I worked for a small software company based in Guildford, England. There I was both a Project Manager and a Developer, hey it was a small company. We developed software to manage both datacoms and telecoms equipment and I was the guy who wrote the networking protocol stacks to talk to them. So I was a low level protocol guy who ended up doing a consultancy project for Microsoft, and then the small company got bought. Atthe end of 95 I transferred out to Redmond, WA in the good 'ol USA and I've been here ever since. And yes it does rain a lot even compared with England !