Mai-lan Tomsen Bukovec
Mai-lan Tomsen Bukovec is the Group Program Manager for Internet Information Services (IIS). Mai-lan is a seven year veteran of Microsoft, working in the Office and Windows Server divisions. She was part of the Microsoft Transaction Server 1.5 and 2.0 teams and started up the Visio development community in 2001 with its first two generations of SDKs, developer/user blogs, and strong developer focus in the product. Mai-lan also was part of the “Centro” development effort to put together a Windows Server solution server targeting the mid-size business. Mai-lan is the author of two books on strategic planning around Web-based technologies, as well as numerous technical articles in MSDN Journal. In addition to her time at Microsoft, Mai-lan worked in the early phase development for two local startup companies in Seattle. Mai-lan is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, and a returned Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, West Africa. She lives in Seattle with her husband and three young children.