Bytes by MSDN: Burley Kawasaki and Billy Hollis discuss features & benefits of VS2010 & .NET 4

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Burley Kawasaki, Director of Developer Platform Product Management, joins Billy Hollis and outlines the features and benefits of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.

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About Burley

Burley Kawasaki is director for developer platform product management at Microsoft Corp. He is responsible for product strategy, business planning, and outbound marketing for the company"s solutions that enable the building and managing of composite applications across both on-premises and the cloud platforms. This includes technologies such as the .NET Framework components, including Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Workflow Foundation, as well as the upcoming AppFabric technology for Windows Server and Windows Azure.  Kawasaki is also tasked shaping and integrating company messages around topics such as Dynamic IT, modeling and cloud computing, and their impact on developer productivity.

Kawasaki joined Microsoft in 2004, after serving as the vice president of Solutions for Interlink Group, one of Microsoft's top regional systems integrators on the West Coast. Before coming to Interlink, he spent four years as the chief technology officer and vice president of e-business at Equarius, one of the premier BizTalk Server systems integration partners in the Pacific Northwest.

Kawasaki has 16 years of experience in sales, marketing, and the implementation of business and technology solutions targeted at enterprise customers. His management consulting expertise covering enterprise application integration and distributed system architectures stems from more than eight years spent working for Accenture in its communications and high-tech industry practice.

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