Julia Zhenglei Liuson
|Residence||Seattle, Washington, U.S.|
|Occupation||Corporate Vice President|
Liuson oversees business and software development for Visual Studio and the .NET Framework (except Visual Studio Team Services), including Visual Studio Code, all programming languages, user interfaces, team development/testing tools, and platform adoption tools. In an interview with eWEEK, Liuson said Microsoft is working to help all developers (all platforms and all languages) be successful with tools which enable innovative scenarios.
Liuson has been described as an inspiration for women in technology, and as someone who has set a good example to attract and promote women in STEM by proactively asking for what you need personally in order to do a great job professionally.
In 1991, Liuson received a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Washington.
Liuson held a variety of technical and management positions at Microsoft. She served as development manager, and later as Partner Product Unit Manager for Visual Basic. She was then named General Manager of Visual Studio Business Applications, where she was responsible for enabling developers to easily build business applications on Microsoft server and service platforms.
Liuson served as General Manager for Server and Tools business from Microsoft Shanghai office in China for two years while running engineering teams on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.
Liuson lives in Kirkland, an upscale suburb in the Seattle area near the Microsoft campus in Redmond. She and her husband have one son, Harry.
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