Kirk Haselden is the group program manager for the Microsoft Master Data Management product forthcoming in the next wave of Office SharePoint Services and owns the longterm strategy, vision, planning, and development of that product. Kirk has been with Microsoft for 12 years in various groups including Hardware, eHome, Connected Home, SQL Server, and Office Business Platform. He was the development manager for Integration Services and the primary designer for the runtime and many of the tasks. Prior to Microsoft, Kirk worked for several small startup companies building educational, dental, and online software. Kirk has a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and information systems from the University of Utah. He has written a number of articles for SQL Server Magazine, speaks regularly at industry events, writes profusely on his personal and MSDN blog, and holds 35 patents or patents pending. Kirk is married and the father of five wonderful children. He enjoys family time, photography, snow skiing, wake boarding, racquetball, motorcycle riding, hiking, breathing, drinking, and eating. He's always wearing hideous Hawaiian shirts, shorts, and sandals, except in the winter, when he also wears socks. He once lived in Wichita, Kansas, and thinks it's funny when people talk about themselves in third person.
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