Francesco Balena is a well-known and highly regarded developer and author. He has written numerous Microsoft Press® books, including the widely acclaimed Programming Microsoft Visual Basic® titles, and edits a popular Web site on .NET programming. Francesco is a cofounder of Code Architects srl, an Italian software company that specializes in using Microsoft technologies to create enterprise-level solutions and programming tools. In addition, he is a regional director for MSDN® Italy, and a frequent speaker at developer conferences.
Giuseppe Dimauro is an MSDN Regional Director for Italy and a regular speaker at Italian conferences such as Windows Professional Conferences, DevDays, and MSDN events. He teaches and consults for Microsoft Italy on technologies such as COM+, Microsoft SQL Server™, and Microsoft Exchange Server.