About Somasegar

S. Somasegar is the corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft. Somasegar is responsible for developer tools and services, including the programming languages and runtimes designed for a broad base of software developers and development teams, the Visual Studio line of products and services, and the .NET Framework.His team also owns the MSDN online service that enables a deep connection with the Microsoft developer audiences. In addition, Somasegar is responsible for the Cloud and Enterprise business’s Global Development Centers in China, India, and Israel, and he is the executive sponsor for these centers for all of Microsoft.

Somasegar joined Microsoft in 1989 and contributed to eight releases of Windows before leading Developer Division. Somasegar holds a master's degree in computer engineering from Louisiana State University and a bachelor's degree in electronics and communication engineering from Guindy Engineering College, Anna University in Chennai, India.

In 2006, Somasegar was awarded an honorary doctorate from Anna University. In 2008, he was presented the Asian American Engineer of the Year Award.

Somasegar lives in the Seattle area. He and his wife have two daughters.

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