Joe Fallon is the director of framework development at PurchasingNet, Inc., and is responsible for the development and implementation of the .NET Framework for PurchasingNet products. Prior to joining the company, he worked at Nestle Chocolate and Confection as an assistant plant engineer after completing five years of service in the U.S. Army as a captain in the field artillery. During his tenure at Nestle, he held various positions in industrial engineering and information technology. Joe graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and was the 1981 recipient of the General Omar Bradley Award as the Academy's number one mathematics major. He has been a Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" for eight years in a row.
Rockford Lhotka is the author of numerous books, including Expert One-on-One Visual Basic .NET and Expert C# Business Objects. He is a Microsoft Software Legend, regional director, "Most Valuable Professional", and INETA speaker. Rockford speaks at many conferences and user groups around the world and is a columnist for MSDN Online. Rockford is the principal technology evangelist for Magenic Technologies, one of the nation's premiere Microsoft Gold Certified Partners dedicated to solving today's most challenging business problems using 100% Microsoft tools and technology.