| About Katherine Murray and Mike TorresKathy Murray is the author of more than 40 books on technology, ranging from Internet applications to Microsoft Office to digital scrapbooking. She also contributes articles regularly to Windows Marketplace and other sites that focus on digital-lifestyle and community-building topics. Katherine has been writing and publishing blog content for three different sites since Web logs first appeared on the Web horizon. Her most popular blog, BlogOfficeXP, publishes tips, articles, and comments related to Microsoft Office XP and Office 2003 Editions. She is excited about MSN Spaces because she loves its intuitive interface and the ease with which both new and experienced users can quickly build and enjoy their own online community. |
As lead program manager for the MSN Spaces team, Mike Torres runs one of the most popular MSN Spaces, Torres Talking (http://spaces.msn.com/members/mike/), which has hosted more than 250,000 visitors. Prior to joining Microsoft, Michael was co-founder and Vice President of Product Development at Jump.com – a Microsoft acquisition that ultimately became the MSN Hotmail calendar system in 1999. Michael, along with other members of the team, recently filed three patents related to how MSN Spaces, MSN Hotmail, and MSN Messenger help deliver richer and better experiences for the users of these services.