Ed Hild's first job after college was as a math and computer science teacher at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. After upgrading the curriculum, he decided to practice what he was teaching and moved into consulting. Ed soon felt the teaching itch again, and took a position teaching MCSD and MCSE courses for a technical education center as well as developing the software that would run the franchise. Ed gained most of his development experience at his next position as director of technology at e.magination, a Microsoft partner in Baltimore. There, he worked for several years building web applications for a wide variety of customers using Microsoft technologies. He was then lured to Microsoft and now works as the collaboration technology architect in the Microsoft Technology Center in Reston, Virginia.
Chad Wach is a solutions architect on the Microsoft federal civilian team, focused on helping Microsoft's federal customers and partners understand and take full advantage of the Microsoft platform. He holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science and a master of science degree in software engineering; this, with his more than 15 years of working with the Microsoft platform, enables him to provide insight and direction in how to use SharePoint and Office as a foundation for building line of business applications in the Enterprise.