About the Author
has been designated by Microsoft as a C# Most Valued Professional in recognition for his many contributions to the C# community. Scott has been involved with computers in one way or another for as long as he can remember. He has been working with computers professionally since 1993 and with .NET and C# since 2001. Currently, Scott’s primary focus is developing commercial software applications using Microsoft .NET technologies. Scott runs a software architecture–focused user group, speaks extensively (including at Microsoft TechEd and community-sponsored code camps), and contributes regularly to online communities such as The Code Project and StackOverflow. Scott also maintains a .NET Framework and C#-focused technology blog at http://geekswithblogs.com/sdorman. Kevin Wolf
is a software engineer with 20 years of professional experience developing and deploying software. Kevin’s background includes everything from developing hardware and software for real-time embedded systems, to CMS/Sales Force Automation systems, to large decision-support, line-of-business applications. For the past five years, Kevin’s focus as an independent consultant has been on developing applications for mobile devices such as Windows Mobile, iPhone, and Android. In January of 2010, Kevin was recognized as a Microsoft MVP in the area of Device Application Development for his work promoting Windows Mobile. Nikita Polyakov
is a Microsoft Windows Phone Development MVP and has been a longtime community voice for most things mobile from Microsoft in the local community in Florida and online. Nikita helped and cochaired many local user groups and community initiatives. Nikita is a software professional with 10 years of experience building custom software using Microsoft platforms for many local and national customers. Nikita is passionate about the power of technology and enabling people to realize their full potential through quality software solutions. Joe Healy
is a Microsoft Developer Evangelist based in Florida. Joe’s geographical responsibility is to provide “developer care” for the Gulf States District for the East Region Developer team. As such, he has responsibilities to bring .NET development to the masses in his area. Joe serves a multitude of clients, from corporate accounts to broad-reach events and user groups. He lectures on various development and architectural topics focused around the .NET Frameworks, Visual Studio .NET, and associated servers.