Karl Shifflett

Karl Shifflett currently works for the Microsoft(R) patterns & practices (p&p) team, where he manages the desktop projects such as Prism and the Web Guidance project. He is one of the authors of the Developer's Guide to Microsoft Prism. Karl is very passionate about product quality and Microsoft customers. He is very well known in the .NET community, loves teaching, and enjoys writing about the .NET Framework.

Prior to joining p&p Karl spent two years as a program manager on the WPF and Silverlight(R) Designer team for Visual Studio(R) 2010. Before joining Microsoft, Karl was a software architect, former Microsoft MVP, and Code Project MVP. He has been designing and developing business applications since 1989 and transitioned to the .NET Framework in March of 2003. In April of 2007 he joined the list of WPF fanatics and evangelists.

Karl is the author of the very popular XAML Power Toys, XAML IntelliSense Presenter, In the Box MVVM Training, and co-author of Mole. He loves WPF and Silverlight line-of-business applications and is developing a passion for Windows(R) Phone 7 and ASP.NET MCV.

Karl's two blogs are http://karlshifflett.wordpress.com/ and http://blogs.msdn.com/kashiffl. Additionally he wrote the content for the WPF and Silverlight Designer blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/wpfsldesigner.