Intro


As you might guess from my name I am Russian (born in Moscow). My education is applied mathematics (specifically numerical methods and spectral analysis). In 1990 or so with a few other folks I co-founded imaging company (http://www.csoft.com/). We did pretty cool stuff such as making software that let user edit raster images as they were vector drawings. You click on a raster circle crossed with multiple lines and it becomes *vector*. Raster is removed from the image while intersections are kept intact. I left company in 1997 and moved to USA to join Microsoft. I specifically wanter something completely unrelated to bitmaps, images, pixels or vectors in any form. So I joined Visual InterDev team :-)


When I have time (and desire), I enjoy photography (see www.arkhipov.com), high-end audio, some home theater stuff, SciFi movies and books (excluding fantasy, original StarTrek and Star Wars – sorry) and working out.

Comments (9)

  1. That is quite possibly the best color scheme I have seen for a website (csoft that is).

  2. Could not stop looking at your photos at http://www.arkhipov.com. Some really nice photos!

  3. It would be interesting to know just how many Russians are there working at Microsoft.

  4. Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT) says:

    My guess is about 500.

  5. Alex Odintsov says:

    That’s good number 😉

    Good luck with your blog. MSDN blogs are the only news sources for me, simple because I dont have time for any other news sites.

  6. :-), a – Visual Interdev?

  7. The .Text engine ate my Cyrillic characters, was just asking whether you still are on the InterDev team.

  8. Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT) says:

    There is no VID as a product anymore, but team is still around and is now part of the Web.NET team which consists of IIS, ASP.NET and VS HTML/ASP.NET Editor. Yes, I own a chunk of the latter.

  9. lethanhhung says:

    Hi ,

    Can I have a blog account on msdn ? I wonder how can I sign up one blog acount ?