As one of the original developers of the CLR, Jason’s primary technical area of contributions include file formats, metadata, compilers, debugging/profiling, and integration of the system into key platforms including operating systems and databases. Before joining the Visual Studio team Jason was the General Manager for the .NET Framework team, and has worked on numerous products at Microsoft including the first several releases of the CLR and .NET Framework, Silverlight, SourceSafe, and ODBC. Before joining Microsoft in 1992, Jason worked at IBM on Distributed SQL and SQL/400 at the Rochester lab. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from MSU. In his spare time, Jason enjoys playing with his three children and making furniture in his shop. Jason's blog can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/jasonz.