I met her for the first time in 94 (hey!!! 13 years ago) at a MS Com conference in Paris (With Charlie Kindel; still have my Com Tshirt).
At that time I was using the C/C++ Com api, just before the release of the Com MFC classes (and much later , the famous ATL). Life is much easier now with .Net (and without the IDL). By the way , here is Kraig Brockschmidt the author of Inside Ole 2.
Congratulation on the Baby !!!