Seth Bates is the manager of product development for Private Client Resources (PCR), located in Wilton, Connecticut. PCR is the aggregation, reporting and service partner to leading private banks, single and multi-family offices, and rich Internet applications. Bates coauthored both SharePoint 2007 User's Guide: Learning Microsoft's Collaboration and Productivity Platform and SharePoint 2003 User's Guide. He has been a technical editor for many other SharePoint books, published articles in technical journals and spoken at industry events. Bates has over 12 years of experience engineering business solutions, primarily using Microsoft technologies. With experience in all phases of the software engineering life cycle, he brings a broad mix of business analysis, solution design, technical implementation and quality control expertise to his work.
Tony Smith is a product manager for DataLan Corporation, and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, located in White Plains, New York. Tony coauthored SharePoint 2003 User's Guide and has been working with SharePoint 2007 since its first beta release. He also has experience designing and deploying SharePoint solutions in a wide range of organizations, including Fortune 500 and Fortune 50 companies. With a background that includes business analysis, network engineering, and application development, Tony has over 15 years of experience engineering business solutions, and regularly presents to engineers, analysts, and business decision makers.