Richard and Carl talk to Microsoft Executive S. Somasegar about his experiences at Microsoft from his early days working on systems like OS/2, NT, Windows 2000 to overseeing the Developer Division of Microsoft.
As senior vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft, S. Somasegar leads the teams responsible for providing tools and developer platform technologies targeted at developers, designers and teams involved in software development. This includes Visual Studio for professional developers, Visual Studio Team System for software development teams, Visual Studio Express and Popfly for non-professional developers and hobbyists, and Expression Studio for designers. On the developer platform technologies, this includes providing a consistent programming model in .NET that spans the client, Web, servers, devices and services platform continuum via the Common Language Runtime, .NET Framework, Windows Presentation Framework, Silverlight and .NET Compact Framework.
Somasegar is also responsible for the Web server platform including IIS, Media Server and Commerce Server. His team also owns the key Microsoft Web properties, specifically Microsoft.com, MSDN and TechNet that provide a communication channel to connect with Microsoft customers including the developer and IT Pro audience and help them be successful using Microsoft technologies. Somasegar's group also drives the cross-company parallel computing initiative.