Mario Szpuszta is working in the Developer and Platform Group of Microsoft, Austria. Before he started working for Microsoft, Mario was involved in several projects based on COM+ and DCOM with Visual Basic and Visual C++ as well as projects based on Java and J2SE. With beta 2 of the .NET Framework, he started developing Web applications with ASP.NET. As developer evangelist for Microsoft Austria, he is doing workshops, trainings, and proof-of-concept projects together with independent software vendors in Austria based on .NET, Web Services, and Office 2003 technologies.
Ingo Rammer is co-founder of thinktecture, a company providing in-depth technical consulting and training services for software architects and developers. Ingo is a world-renowned expert for design and development of distributed applications, and he provides architecture, design, and architecture review services for teams of all sizes. He focuses mainly on improving performance, scalability and reliability of critical .NET applications.
Apart from his consulting services, he is a regular speaker at developer conferences around the world, has authored the award-winning best-selling Advanced .NET Remoting books for Apress, and writes a regular column on software design and architecture which is published in English, German and Italian. Ingo is the Microsoft Regional Director for Austria, and was awarded the Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" status of Solution Architect. You can read more about him at www.thinktecture.com/staff/ingo.