Paul Harrington is a principal software developer on the Visual Studio platform team. He has worked on every version of Visual Studio .Net to date. Prior to joining the Visual Studio team in 2000, Paul spent six years working on mapping and trip planning software for what is today known as Bing Maps. For Visual Studio 2010, Paul designed and helped write the code that enabled the Visual Studio “Shell” team to move from a native, Windows 32-based implementation to a modern, fully managed presentation layer based on the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). Paul holds a masters degree from the University of Cambridge, England and lives with his wife and two cats in Seattle, Washington.