Interview with Jim Allchin, Group Vice President: Microsoft Corporation

As group vice president of Microsoft Corp.?s Platforms Group, James (Jim) Allchin has overall responsibility for the product delivery, engineering and technical architecture for the Microsoft® Windows® operating system, Microsoft .NET, the Windows Server System and new media technology. He is also responsible for delivering the best developer tools, framework and support to fulfill the promise of .NET. His group?s mission is to build platforms software that consumers and businesses will make an integral part of their day-to-day activities.