Shyam Pather is a Principal Development Manager in the Data and Modeling Group at Microsoft. Shyam and his team are responsible for building the ADO.NET Entity Framework, WCF Data Services, the Open Data Protocol (OData), and System.Xml. Shyam began his career at Microsoft in the Windows Networking team, working first on network driver infrastructure, then on the first two releases of Universal Plug and Play in Windows. Shyam joined the SQL Server team to work on an incubation project that eventually became SQL Server Notification Services. After shipping two releases of that product, Shyam started in his current role in the Data and Modeling Group.