Yuri Alkin is a man of many interests, and many great accomplishments. He leads the Enterprise Social Computing team (over at Engineering Excellence group) responsible for Microsoft internal projects such as CodeBox, ToolBox and Mingle. His job is to lead creation and adoption of systems that help people at Microsoft achieve more by connecting and collaborating with each other. Another way to define his job (in case you like buzzwords) is to say that he's responsible for driving adoption of Enterprise 2.0 technologies and practices at Microsoft. He is passionate about the opportunities social computing brings to the enterprise and has been spearheading Microsoft's major internal efforts in this space. So, let's get to know Yuri Alkin.