It all started in 1979 with an Atari 800 computer, helping his friend write a simple programming language for his little brother. Since that time, Chris has worked as a developer and architect for dozens of enterprise customers, helping them build compelling applications across their various platforms. After joining Microsoft in the spring of 2007, Chris has helped launch several amazing products including Silverlight, Expression Studio, Windows 7, Visual Studio 2008 & 2010, Windows Phone 7 and 7.5, and most recently the new Windows Azure. Currently, Chris channels his passion for technology by helping to build, grow and enhance the developer communities of North Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Windows Phone 7 in hand, Chris is always eager to share his passion for technology with anyone willing to listen. When he's not evangelizing the latest amazing Microsoft technology, he can be found at home helping with homework, Scout meetings, football games, music studies and chauffeur duties for his 4 children, and experimenting with new and interesting food recipes while planning exciting vacations with his amazing wife. Keep up with Chris on his blog at http://chriskoenig.net or reach him via Twitter at @chriskoenig.