Jeff Ferguson is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) with over 10 years of professional software development experience. Jeff is a Senior Consultant for Magenic Technologies, a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider Partner whose clients include Microsoft themselves. Jeff has extensive experience in n--tier application development with Visual C++, ASP, SQL Server and other related technologies, and has been working with the new C# language since the early pre--beta stages. Jeff is active in the .NET developer community, and is a contributor to The Visual C++ Developer's Journal, a popular programmer's magazine. Brian Patterson currently work for Affina, Inc., as a Technical Team Leader, where he is generally working with C++ on HP--UX or Windows development with any number of the Visual Studio languages. Jason Beres has been a software developer for 10 years. He is currently a consultant in South Florida and works exclusively with Microsoft technologies. Pierre Boutquin is a senior software architect in the treasury of a major Canadian bank, where he helps develop leading--edge market risk management software. Meeta Gupta has a master's degree in computer engineering. She is presently working at NIIT Ltd., where she designs, develops, and authors books on a varied range of subjects.