Chris Bowen is Microsoft's Developer Evangelist for the northeastern US, specializing in development tools, platforms, and architectural best practices. A software architect and engineer with 15 years of experience, Chris joined Microsoft after holding senior positions at companies such as Monster.com, VistaPrint, Staples, and IDX Systems and consulting on web presence and eCommerce projects with others. He is the coauthor of Professional Visual Studio 2005 Team System (2006, WROX) and holds an M.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Management Information Systems, both from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.