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Mike Nash Talks IE8 and Windows 7!

Episode #428 Thursday, March 12, 2009

Carl and Richard talk to Mike Nash from the Windows Platform Strategy group about IE8, Windows 7, and everything else that goes on day to day in the life of a Corporate VP.


Mike Nash

Mike Nash is Corporate VP for Windows Platform Strategy at Microsoft. Prior, he served as corporate vice president for Windows Product Management, heading the team responsible for market intelligence, pricing models, competitive strategy and incorporating Live services into the Microsoft Windows operating systems. Nash previously served as corporate vice president of the Security Technology Unit (STU), where he led Microsoft's efforts to provide customers with a more secure platform. Nash's work on security was instrumental in helping the company's vision to establish trust in computing to realize the full potential of an interconnected world. Prior to his role in security, Nash was corporate vice president of the Microsoft Content Development and Delivery Group, where he supervised the operation and content of Microsoft.com. He previously served as general manager of Business Windows Product Management, which included Windows 2000, Windows NT, Systems Management Server, SNA Server, Proxy Server and other Microsoft infrastructure products. In this role, Nash was responsible for the launch of Windows 2000.


Since joining Microsoft in 1991, Nash has held various positions in Windows marketing and was the first product manager on the original Windows NT marketing team. Before that, Nash was a project leader and software developer at Data General Corp., where he developed operating system kernel components and led a team involved in building PC integration software.


Nash holds a bachelor's degree in computer science with honors from the Cornell University College of Engineering and an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife and three

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