About the Author
started programming BASIC with the ZX81 at an early age, later graduating to using BASIC and 6502 assembly language, COMAL, and Pascal for the BBC B and Archimedes RISC machines. He is an independent software consultant who lives and works in London. He has been using Microsoft technologies for many years and has architected and built enterprise systems for IBM, Merrill Lynch, and Reuters. He has focused his development on Windows DNA including various tools and languages, such as COM+, VB, XML, C++, J++, BizTalk and, more recently, data warehousing. He has been actively involved in EAP trials with Microsoft for .NET My Services and the .NET Compact Framework. His special area of interest is network security and cryptography.
Richard is a contributor to both C# Today and ASP Today, and he is involved in a product development and consultancy alliance (http://www.vertexion.co.uk) specializing in data warehousing and security products.