Hiya, folks!  Welcome to my brand new blog.  My name is David Eitan Poll, and I’m a recent addition to the Application Framework (AppFx) Program Management (PM) team.  I’m a Southern California native, and until my move up to Redmond, I called the O.C. my home.  After high school, I scurried up to the Bay Area to work toward a degree (or two) in Computer Science at UC Berkeley (Go Bears!).  Between years at Berkeley, I continued my trek up the west coast to Redmond to do not just one, but two PM internships with my current team.

Well, now I’m back in full force, and I’m excited to be sharing my blog with you, “the public”.  I’m thrilled to be working on Silverlight – there’s lots to be excited about.  On the eve of MIX ‘09 in Vegas, there will doubtless be plenty to talk about when it comes to Silverlight and business applications.

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with an obligatory snippet of Silverlight XAML:

<UserControl x:Class="SimpleApplication.MainPage"
    Width="400" Height="300">
    <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White">
        <TextBlock Text="The David says: Hello World!"
                   VerticalAlignment="Center" />

Ok, it doesn’t do much, but it’s an opportunity to post a first snippet on my blog.  Don’t be mad!

Happy trails – I’ll see you soon!